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What's on your class wish list?



teacher_wishlist.jpgIt's that time of year again when teachers put out their class supply lists, soon to be followed by their wish lists. We expect those wish lists to be even bigger this year, as cash-strapped districts scale back the extras they pay for.

Parents in some districts, such as Pasco, also face fees structure for the coming academic year, mostly to cover the costs associated with consumables such as art supplies.

First, just a reminder. Fees and school supply lists and the like are not required. That in mind, we're interested in what you're seeing that's unusual or different.

Are schools still asking for students to bring baby wipes and thumb drives? Have they stopped offering credit for reams of paper?

A blogger for the Florida DOE writes about one teacher's request for owl pellets for a fourth-grade classroom.

What are you seeing? We'd like to know. If you can provide specific school details, there might even be a story in it.

[Last modified: Thursday, July 28, 2011 12:35pm]


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