We’re familiar with bake sales and wrapping paper, popcorn and candy fundraisers. But laundry detergent? Students at a Newark, Ohio middle school are setting private-label detergent and fabric softener to raise money to buy technology for their classrooms.
By the way, last year Newark got about $1.5 million less in state funding and educated about 200 more students than it did five years ago, according to state data. Also, Newark students do better on state tests now than they did five years ago.