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HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: Charles Best, Founder And CEO Of

The Huffington Post | Dominique Fenton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Every day on HuffPost, we're highlighting one 'Greatest Person' -- an exceptional individual who is confronting the country's economic and political c...

Consumer Reports Predicts Holiday Charity Boost (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Amid grim reports about the significant decrease in charitable giving, ABC's Good Morning America highlights a Consumer Reports study that reveals t...

Connecting With Classrooms Through

Charles Best | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Charles Best

At we want to help people take that first step toward engagement in public education. And we know that donating to a classroom on is just the beginning.

Nine Web Platforms Helping You Change the World

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.26.2011 | Impact
Shira Lazar

Whether you want to start a movement, do something to give back or just share your story -- here are some great platforms that are enabling different ways for people to participate and make a difference.

DonorsChoose.Org: Education Charity Celebrates 10 Years In HuffPost Exclusive (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Born from an idea hatched in his high school teachers' lounge, Charles Best's has now raised over $58 million to fund tens of thousa...

Reddit Users, Colbert Fans Donate Almost $200,000 For DonorsChoose School Projects

NBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As part of an ongoing effort to convince Stephen Colbert to host a faux political rally at our nation's capital, members of the community-based news s...

California Teachers Receive Over $1.3 Million Thanks To

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

California teachers experienced perhaps the best first day of school this year after receiving a check in the mail for more than $1.3 million, plus an...

One small success for schoolkids via

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, the deal with is that any of us can help out kids and teachers via small donations. That's a really big deal for a lot of low-...

Another result from

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Craig Newmark

The deal at is that a teacher lists a classroom project, and people fund it a little at a time, or more. Lots of accountability is ...

Another small success with

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Okay, check out A B C D .... We Need Books To Read! This serves an underfunded school in South Carolina, the deal being that several people funded t...

KIPP Houston High School: U.S. News And World Report's Gold Medal List As 16th In The Nation

Melanie Duppins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Melanie Duppins

U.S. News and World Report announced the 100 Gold Medal high schools in the United States. KIPP Houston High School, a college-preparatory school in Houston, Texas, ranked 16th on this list.

Giving to Donors Choose: Promoting Literacy and Success

Livia McRee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Livia McRee

I believe literacy is the most basic skill that empowers a person to succeed, and so the projects on my Donors Choose Giving page all have to do with promoting literacy in high-poverty classrooms.

Children Need School Supplies: Make Your Impact

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In her blog post about Donors Choose, Livia McRee talks about why she created a Giving Page featuring programs promoting literacy in high-poverty clas...

Colbert,, and Supporting Troops' Families

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Hey, you might recall Stephen Colbert's challenge, regarding the use of to support classrooms and teachers who teach the kids of tro...

This Week in the Classroom: The Judicial System

Alan McGee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alan McGee

Whether to support the fundamental understanding the judicial system, or to inspire a career in politics or law, each project reflects one teacher's hope for the future of their students.

Stephen Colbert Loves Birthdays and Classrooms

Charles Best | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Best

Stephen Colbert generously donated his birthday (May 13th!) to and created a video about it.

Buy Me A Drink? I'll Take A Charitini

Rachel Sklar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachel Sklar

Tonight, I've planned a birthday party with a twist: Instead of plying me with drinks 'til I'm wobbly, I've invited friends and colleagues to donate the equivalent sum to some of my favorite charities.