If Woodrow Wilson High School wins Kohl’s $500,000 school prize, the school should buy iPads for every student to boost learning, Woodrow teacher and yearbook sponsor Michael Moran says. So Moran has begun a campaign to make Woodrow one of the top 20 vote-getters among public and private schools in the U.S. The Kohl’s retail chain is sponsoring the contest as part of a 10th anniversary celebration of its philanthropic program, and voting continues through Sept. 3.

To vote for Woodrow’s idea, you’ll have to visit Facebook and vote for the school; according to the rules, each person can vote up to 20 times in the contest, although you can only vote for one school five times. I visited the website where you can vote, and once you get to the actual voting link, it’s pretty quick and painless. Note to those who are stingy online with personal information: Kohl’s requires voters to “like” Kohl’s on Facebook prior to being eligible to vote. I’m sure that by liking Kohl’s, you’ll wind up receiving some communications from the company. I don’t believe you can vote for Woodrow unless you have a Facebook account, either.


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