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Burgess-Peterson Teachers Seek Funding for Classroom Projects

Maynard Jackson High's Academy of Engineering gets $5,000 grant from AT&T.

Burgess-Peterson Teachers Seek Funding for Classroom Projects

EAST ATLANTA — The teachers at Burgess-Peterson Academy seek funding to support the classroom projects they've designed for their students.

The teachers are raising funds through Donors Choose, which allows those wishing to contribute to give whatever amount they want and get an understanding of how the funds will be utilized.

Tytsie Jackson, the kindergarten teacher at Burgess-Peterson, seeks an iPad for her class.

"I see a super need for all my students to be able to use an iPad in the classroom," Jackson wrote in her online petition.

"Many of my students come from impoverished homes with extremely young parents. They can only see the new technology on the television and can only wish to actually see this piece of equipment in real life."

See what the rest of the Burgess-Peterson teachers want to fund on the school's Donors Choose page.

Separately, the Engineering & Early College Academy at Jackson High School received a $5,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation for staff development and engineering supplies and curriculum aids.

Additionally, graduating Seniors who declare majors in Science Technology Engineering and Math, or STEM fields are now eligible for up to $2,500 in scholarship money.

"I wrote a grant proposal three years ago as a potential National Academy Foundation member," Richard Williams, Engineering & Early College Academy Leader at Jackson, told East Atlanta Patch.

"Since being granted membership in the prestigious Academy of Engineering, we have received grants from the AT&T Foundation. It was renewed this year for $5,000."

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