Our Commitment to Educators During COVID-19. Because Learning Can’t Stop.

Updated 6/30/2020 Teachers and schools are doing amazing things right now to continue supporting their students during the Coronavirus pandemic.  At AdoptAClassroom.org, we are committed to providing teachers and principals with what they need to reach their students. In this unprecedented time, we have been challenged to think of new ways we can support distance […]

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AdoptAClassroom.org’s Dedication to Racial Equity

In the weeks following the killing of George Floyd by police, right here in our hometown of Minneapolis, protests have rippled across the country demanding change to end pervasive and systemic racial injustice in our country. As we process our outrage, grief, and pain, the staff and board of AdoptAClassroom.org have been reflecting on what […]

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Teachers Spend $745 a Year on Supplies: The Cost of Distance Learning

In June 2020, AdoptAClassroom.org surveyed U.S. educators to find out how much PreK-12 teachers spend on school supplies in the era of distance learning. AdoptAClassroom.org received 3,938 unique, completed surveys from PreK-12 teachers at public, private, and charter schools nationwide. The survey found that during the 2019/2020 school year teachers are spending more than ever […]

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Unusual Times. Original Thinking. Transparency. Because Learning Can’t Stop.

The Coronavirus pandemic is challenging all of us to rethink how we live and work. For those of us in the nonprofit sector, it challenges us to rethink how we can best fulfill our mission in changed circumstances. Students are home. Schools are closed. Teachers are working remotely. Many students’ families do not have access […]

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AdoptAClassroom.org 2018 Teacher Survey on Classroom Spending

In April 2018, AdoptAClassroom.org invited all teachers registered on our website to complete a survey about their spending on classroom supplies. Our intent was to better understand how much teachers are spending out of pocket on supplies for their classroom and students and if/how this has changed since our 2015 survey. More than 4,400 teachers […]

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Puffs Joins AdoptAClassroom.org to Celebrate Teachers

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Puffs is recognizing teachers who go above and beyond for their students. You can join the celebration! Thank A Teacher with Puffs! Starting Monday, May 4 through Friday, May 8, head to @PuffsTissues on Instagram and @Puffs on Twitter and Facebook to celebrate teachers across the country with #PuffsLovesTeachers. […]

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Annual Report 2019: Shining a Light on High-Needs Education

Since we began compiling our Annual Report in late 2019, the entire world has changed. As schools transition to distance learning, our nation’s teachers are being asked to do more than ever before. High-needs schools are facing overwhelming challenges to help their students access education from home. Much remains uncertain for the education of our […]

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Teacher Twitter Chat: Communicating with Students and Families

Communication between teachers and students has always been vital for success in the classroom. But during these unprecedented times of distance learning en masse, communication between teachers and their students is more important than ever before. Many teachers are new to teaching in a virtual classroom, and are continuing to explore the best methods to […]

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A child held by a parent looks into the camera. Caption is: Disaster Relief Fund COVID-19 Relief for Teachers and Students
Support Kids and Teachers: COVID-19 Relief

As this global crisis evolves, it is clear that we must act now to support kids and teachers. All donations made to our Disaster Relief Fund by April 30, 2020 will be disbursed to high-need schools impacted by COVID-19. Your gift will be directed as a grant to high-need educators to purchase supplies that mitigate […]

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