In September 2020, Lenovo launched the Lenovo Teacher Giveaway in partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org. During the 13-month sweepstakes, 24 teachers won $1,000 each to purchase school supplies on AdoptAClassroom.org. The sweepstakes came to a close in September 2021, when the final winners were announced, including one Grand Prize winner who received $2,500 from Lenovo and a Lenovo personal PC of their choice!
The 2020/21 school year was unlike any other. Teachers were not only tasked with ensuring their students had what they needed to learn and succeed, but to also keep them safe, connected, and engaged in their learning, both virtually and in the classroom. Many teachers needed to purchase additional technology and materials for distance learning, and/or personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep themselves and their students safe in the classroom.
Our 2021 Teacher Spending Survey of 5,400 U.S. teachers highlights this increased need, the challenges that lay ahead, and how the pandemic affected students’ ability to learn.
With the need for additional supplies and resources to keep educators and students safe and connected during the pandemic, school and classroom budgets are spread thinner than ever. Even before the pandemic, many schools and teachers were struggling to provide adequate technology and basic supplies to their students.
Lenovo is helping offset the financial burden facing our nation’s teachers. Their commitment to supporting teachers helps ensure more students have the tools they deserve to learn and succeed, whether they are learning from home or in the classroom.
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