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I just read, How to Get Free Classroom Supplies: Educators share tips for stocking up – without reaching into their own wallets. By Tamar Snyder.
http://www.edutopia.org/free-school-supplies-fundraising-donation

It’s a quick and timely read. As budgets get tighter, classroom supplies always get squeezed. This article reminds us that showing a little initiative can go a long way in solving the little problems that slow us down.

There were a couple of interesting factoids in the article. One of the example teachers who is well know for his students performance on AP tests, points out his need to copying access due to the considerable amount of formative assessment that he does in his classroom.

The article also provides a number of links to organizations that help supply classrooms.

At the very least, you may want to send the article to some of your more motivated teachers.

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