It can be hard to navigate elementary school but it can be much harder when you do not have the basic resources to succeed. There is an elementary school in Southeast, D.C. that’s entire student body is economically disadvantaged.
The teachers at Randle Highlands often use their own resources to provide for their students.

They pay for school supplies, use school laundry machines to wash their students’ clothes and send them home with dinner. Edwards said every single one of the 350 students at the elementary school receives a free lunch.

First Lady Michelle Obama and Ellen DeGeneres took notice and decided to help out in a big way. They donated $100,000 to the school to help build a computer lab and offset school expenses. DeGeneres also donated a new basketball court, brand new computers, laptops for the teachers and enough iPads for every single student.

This gift will allow the teachers and students at Randle Highlands to focus on education and their relationships with one another.


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