Your Donation is this Teacher’s Entire Budget

For teachers without classroom budgets, a donation provides the bare necessities for a classroom. Danielle Blumhoefer teaches special education at Maple Lake Elementary. Her classroom needs are basic, but still amount to many out-of-pocket purchases. “As a special education teacher, I don’t have my own classroom per say, so I don’t have a classroom budget,” she said. […]

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Sheryl Crow Surprises her High School with Adoptions on the Today Show

In case you missed it, we were on the Today Show this morning! (Want to make sure you don’t miss our next big news? Join our mailing list). Last week, AdoptAClassroom.org and Sheryl Crow showed up for a surprise Pep Rally at Kennett High School in Missouri. Jenna Bush Hager and the Today Show came […]

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This Valentine’s Day: Give TWICE AS MUCH to the classroom you love!

** February 11, 4 pm CST: We hit our goal of 100 classroom adoptions for Valentine’s Day! Thank you donors for supporting the classrooms you LOVE! While we no longer have matches available, there are many reasons why a classroom adoption is the best gift.** GIVE NOW > There’s a lot of love for teachers at AdoptAClassroom.org. With […]

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New Year = New Semester + Some of Our Favorite Projects

Happy 2016! Now is the time to ensure that teachers and students can end the year on a high note. A new semester means new lesson plans and activities. Thousands of teachers need your help to create an engaging classroom experience for their students. Click here to find and support your classroom. Want to give […]

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Share Your Teacher Wisdom for a Chance to Win $25

At AdoptAClassroom.org, we give teachers a hand by helping bring supplies into your classrooms. But we also aim to be a community where teachers can connect with each other and feel supported. No one knows teaching better than you, and we want to create a space where you can learn from each other. That’s why, […]

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Want to wow your donors? Try thank you cards!

We all get a lot of email. In an ever-increasingly electronic world, hand-written thank you cards, notes or photos stand out to donors. Taking a moment for your class to appreciate the generosity of others and to express that gratitude is also a great lesson for students. We’ve collected helpful tips and ideas on how to make your classroom’s […]

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Seattle lawyer shocked by shrinking teacher budgets

When Katie Moore heard about one teacher’s classroom budget for the year, she was shocked. “I was out to dinner with a young a woman who teaches at a public school in San Diego,” she explained. “She finished her budget and she had $100 left for the year. That meant she would have to spend […]

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Infographic: Recent AAC Survey Results on Teacher Spending

We asked and teachers told us: they are still spending more than their fair share on supplies each year. Supplies make an impact. Teachers and students deserve the opportunity to purchase what they really need right away. Check out how you can help these classrooms succeed with… …hands-on experiences. “I teach over 100 5th grade science students. Without AdoptAClassroom.org, I wouldn’t […]

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Featured Donor Story: Believing in Public Education Means Taking Action for Michael Ellegood

Michael Ellegood is concerned about the state of education in his city. When a vote to give the local school system more money failed, it upset him. “We are taking kids that are our future and we are denying them their future,” he said. “I want to do something so that people in our community […]

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