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Picking guitars online

HEM gets guitars from site that matches donors with classroom needs


February 28, 2018

Photos courtesy of Pamela Glasser

Medicine Bow Elementary students pick and strum on their new guitars.

Pamela Glasser, the music teacher for Hanna, Elk Mountain and Medicine Bow Elementary schools applied for funds for guitars from Donors Choose, an organization that has donors give money to classrooms and teachers.

The organization was started by a history teacher. In 2000, Charles Best, a teacher at a Bronx public high school, wanted his students to read Little House on the Prairie. As he was making photocopies of the one book he could procure, Best, according to Donors Choose website, thought about all the money he and his colleagues were spending on books, art supplies and other material...

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