Simons Foundation and Math for America Donate $250,000 to for #BestSchoolDay

Teacher and kids around a school project
Courtesy of Math for America

The Simons Foundation and Math for America (MƒA) are excited to participate in #BestSchoolDay, a surprise “flash funding” of classroom project requests posted on from communities across the country. Today, the two organizations have chosen to donate a combined total of $250,000 to Bronx public school teachers to fund books, science equipment, field trips and more.

“We’re so proud to support the projects that teachers have identified as key to their students’ success,” said Boyana Konforti, director of education and outreach at the Simons Foundation.

“MƒA is participating in #BestSchoolDay because we believe teachers know best what they need for their classrooms and students,” said MƒA President John Ewing. is challenging the public to participate in #BestSchoolDay, which can be done by donating to classroom projects listed on its website for public school teachers and students nationwide.

To learn more about #BestSchoolDay, read the blog here and the formal press release here. board member Stephen Colbert kicked off #BestSchoolDay on CBS This Morning on Thursday, March 10. Watch the video clip here.

Check out this interactive map of current #BestSchoolDay projects from the Huffington Post.


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