Updated 4 hours 54 minutes ago It takes days for the students in Mrs. Dunlap’s music classes to get through their playing tests. The classes can top out at 40-plus students and are some of the largest at Yosemite Middle School.

Having each student play in front of their peers can be time-consuming. As a result, the students take few tests each year.

Thanks to the crowdfunding site DonorsChoose.org and the digital currency company Ripple, Dunlap’s students will now be able to record their tests and submit them online. They will also be able to take online quizzes, music theory lessons and do listening exercises.

In January, Alisha Dunlap created a campaign via DonorsChoose to buy 50 Amazon Fire 7 tablets and cases and a charging station. The total goal for the project was just over $6,100.

That goal was met earlier this week when Ripple announced a $29 million donation to fund every project on the DonorsChoose site – 35,647 different campaigns at more than 16,500 schools, buying everything from books and microscopes to robotics kits and field trips. “It’s honestly the biggest day in our 18-year history,” DonorsChoose founder and CEO Charles Best told Fast Company. Read more from fresnobee.com…

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