In Year Three, Burlington is Doing Even More to Support K-12 Classrooms Nationwide!

This is the third year Burlington Stores has partnered with AdoptAClassroom.org to ensure our nation’s children have access to the school supplies they need to succeed. Over the past two years, our GOLD Halo award-winning campaign raised more than $3.5 million. But our work is not yet done. And Burlington has raised the ante. This […]

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Meet Our New Vendor: Staples

We’re excited to announce that Staples has teamed up with AdoptAClassroom.org as our newest vendor partner to provide classroom essentials to teachers across the country. The premiere worklife company is committed to helping educators make their workplaces more productive and connected, and providing products and services designed to help inspire colleagues to do their best, […]

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5 Ways Teachers Are Treated Like College Students

Teaching is the most important job that exists, but teachers aren’t always treated like it. In fact, many of these professionals can relate more to college students than they can to their college-educated peers. Don’t believe us? Based on conversations we’ve had with teachers across the country, we know most can relate to at least […]

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5 Classroom Observations That Gave Teachers Hope

We asked teachers on social media to share 2018/2019 school year classroom observations that made them feel hopeful about the future. Teachers across the country told us some amazing stories about their students, and we’re highlighting a few of them to help others feel just as hopeful. Here are five stories that made our day: […]

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4 Surprising Purchases Teachers Make to Do Their Job

These days, no one is surprised to hear that teachers spend their own money on classroom supplies. During the 2018/2019 school year, U.S. teachers were in the national spotlight, going on strike in record numbers to advocate for education reform, including higher wages and smaller class sizes. A 2018 AdoptAClassroom.org survey found that 96 percent […]

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Teacher Appreciation Is in Deficit, Let’s Not Make It Worse

Teachers have it bad enough already, so why are some school districts cutting off much-needed additional resources for classrooms? The unprecedented number of teacher strikes across the country in recent months is the culmination of years of growing frustration among teachers. Salaries have stagnated relative to other professions; funding for classroom resources has been cut; […]

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Here Are 6 Ways We’re Celebrating Teachers This Week

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week AdoptAClassroom.org is excited to celebrate teachers all week long! We want to thank teachers for their hard work and dedication to helping their students learn and succeed. To show our gratitude, we teamed up with some of our great partners to appreciate teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. Check out these opportunities […]

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4 Tips for Building Positive Relationships With Your Students

The role of the teacher has changed so much in my 13 years in the profession. Teachers find themselves constantly being asked to do more with less. One of the many things teachers do is build meaningful relationships with all students. You know how the saying goes, “Kids don’t care what you know until they […]

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Q&A: How Funding Professional Development Creates a Stronger Classroom

Kindergarten teacher Janice has raised more than $5,600 on AdoptAClassroom.org from individual donors and Spotlight funds in order to support her classroom needs. She purchased much-needed classroom supplies, but she also used the donations to pay for professional development courses to help her effectively utilize the materials she ordered. We hear from teachers and principals […]

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