Crowdfunding sites like and others are helping teachers equip their classrooms with educational technology

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Coach Brittany Staggs wanted her students to get a rigorous workout even on rainy days. The equipment she needed would cost $800.

With the click of a mouse, the School at St. George Place physical education teacher's request for a Wii, dance video games, and projection technology was sent to thousands of potential donors. Within a month, the Houston ISD students were sweating...

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