November 3rd, 2011

Cash-strapped schools look to fund arts programs through online competitions

Press of Atlantic City

Buena Regional High School students have made a video to compete for as much as $50,000 to fund music through a campaign sponsored by the National Music Educators Association and Fox Entertainment.

Galloway Township teacher Terry Dougherty is hoping to win $10,000 for a tutoring program through the Great American Teach-Off competition sponsored by the media company GOOD and the University of Phoenix.

Both contests ask supporters to go online to vote for them daily, until the contests end Nov. 7. Thousands of people have responded, many with no direct connection to the schools but with a new awareness of GOOD and the Fox TV show “Glee,” a co-sponsor of the music video contest.

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