MILWAUKEE — First grade teacher at Parkview Public School in Milwaukee, Margaret Roushar, was surprised with a $15,000 donation from Chance the Rapper Thursday night. The school also received a matching $15,000 donation from the musician.
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Roushar was selected for her unwavering support of her students during the coronavirus pandemic. TMJ4 News first brought you her story back on April 8. Before she received her stimulus check, she was spending that $1,200 on her students. Since not all families have access to the same technological resources, she wanted to bridge that digital divide.
She spent her own money on 19 handmade care packages for her students. These packages include customized lesson plans, coloring sheets, math/art/science homework, crayons/pencils, and fidgets to help students de-stress.
The announcement was made on Instagram live with Chance the Rapper.
It was all part of the first ever 'Twilight Awards' which is in partnership with Chance the Rapper and Box Tops for Education to highlight educators making an impact inside and outside the classroom during the coronavirus pandemic.