Want to help a teacher, now?
If so, check out Adopt-A-Classroom, a Miami-based charity that steers private donations to individual teachers to help with things like classroom supplies.
Given these grim economic times, the state Board of Education invited group founder James Rosenberg to speak at Tuesday’s meeting, and afterward signaled it would help get the word out about his organization.
"I think this is brilliant," said board member Roberto Martinez of Miami. "For minimal invested money, you get huge returns." Rosenberg said 20,000 Florida teachers are already registered with the group. On the site, you can zero in on particular districts, specific schools and individual teachers. There are 28 teachers listed from St. Petersburg, for example, and 171 from Tampa.
Ron Matus, State Education Reporter