The Donor in us all!

Hello Classers, welcome back.

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Last post, we touched on five very simple ways you could show more interest and support in the public education dream. Those were some non-fiscal options that wouldn’t come too much out of pocket. But the reality of today’s world is that things cost money, right? The food we consume costs money, the medication we need to stay healthy has an eligibility deductible, the train we take to work requires a fare… and likewise, the schools we attend need tuition paid, supplies, textbooks, teachers need salaries, and other resources need to be acquired and available to facilitate the learning function.

So in essense, they need money! And lots of it!

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Hello all, and welcome back!

A wonderful and warm Thankgiving to all who observes. Thankful for every single one of you World Class patrons.

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In today’s post, we want to kickstart our “Give Back” segment, which, if you think about it, is wholly appropriate as the holiday season quickly descends. As a matter of fact, “Giving Tuesday” is the Tuesday right after Thanksgiving, so it would be a wonderful time to get into the spirit to invest in a classroom. The purpose of this segment of the blog is to encourage readers as much as possible to channel their efforts into causes that are worthy and needed. The main goal of this blog is to educate but also to inspire… inspire you to invest in little ways to make our public education experience a better one.

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New Jersey Quick Facts!

Hey, Classers!

Welcome to Part II of K-12 Quick Facts!

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In Part I we kicked off the blog with some really neat (and important) K-12 statistics in New York State. As promised, here’s what some of those figures look like in the state of New Jersey.

**Since updated data for 2018-19 was not available for NY state, these are also statistics for NJ 2017-18.

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Welcome to World Class!

Public education is our greatest pathway to opportunity in America. So we need to invest in and strengthen our public universities today, and for generations to come.

-Michelle Obama


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Welcome one and all to World Class!

When I was a child, the first thing I wanted to be when I grew up was a teacher. As early as six years old, I had makeshift classrooms set up in my room with dolls and stuffed animals, blackboards and chalkdust, made up lesson plans and test materials, the whole nine yards. Though I’ve since then altered that career path, I remain interested in the education industry- mostly the public K-12 sector- just as much as I was growing up. It’s intriguing to me, the state of the learning environment and how this affects not just the students, but teachers, parents, other educational professionals, and the economy on a daily basis here in the United States.

My hope with this blog is to offer a quick access, open window view to the public education systems in the US, with a particular focus on New York and New Jersey. Additionally, shed a light for patrons on ways in which they could give back, and help make the learning environment a better place.

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