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ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United Way Worldwide today announced that, nearly 28 million masks have been distributed among 167 school districts throughout all 50 United States, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia as part of America's Mask Challenge, which aimed to expedite mask delivery to Title I schools across the country during the second half of the 2020-2021 school year.

NEW YORK, May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Craig Newmark Philanthropies has donated $1 million to requests from public school teachers across the country on the nonprofit education crowdfunding site DonorsChoose. The gift provided a $25 donation to 40,000 teachers on the site, and was made in honor of Newmark's high school teacher, Anton Schulzki.


WASHINGTON, May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today announced that Juliana Urtubey, an elementary school special education teacher, is the 2021 National Teacher of the Year.


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, announced today three scholarships for current and prospective teachers studying for teacher certification exams in 2021.  Over 30,000 teachers use every year to prep for the teacher certification exams, and the Teacher Certification Scholarship is designed to help teachers pass this important milestone during a critical nationwide teacher shortage. The scholarship is available to current or prospective teachers of any grade level anywhere in the United States.


HOUSTON, May 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In a year where educators have been challenged to the extreme, alliantgroup is thrilled to partner for the third year with the Houston Independent School District to announce that Whitnee Boston of Gregory-Lincoln Education Center is 2021's Elementary Science Teacher of the Year.