Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine announced the state’s participation in DonorsChoose.org, a web site that links teachers’ class-project wish lists with citizen philanthropists. Nearly 300 state teachers’ projects had been added to the site before the expansion to Virginia was officially named.

The class projects range dramatically and are limited only by the teacher’s imagination and the benefit to students. DonorsChoose screens the projects before they are posted online to ensure legitimacy. Donors can fund some or all of a project, and the donations are tax-deductible.

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