2021 Teacher Spending Survey
How much do teachers spend on supplies?

As a non-profit whose mission is to advance equity in education, AdoptAClassroom.org regularly surveys our teachers. One of the questions we ask often is how much do teachers spend on supplies for their students. Understanding classroom needs directly from teachers helps our community support where we can make the largest impact. Unfortunately, we discovered that […]

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Educator Spending Survey: $500 Giveaway

As we look ahead to the 2021-2022 school year, we want our educators to tell us how things have gone this past year. Tell us about  your out-of-pocket spending on school supplies and what you anticipate as the upcoming challenges this year. We want to hear from you. Please take a moment to fill out […]

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Teacher Blog
Teacher Spending from the Students’ Perspective

The following blog was written by two sophomores, Kevin and Jazlyn, at a high school in Florida for a school assignment. The students told AdoptAClassroom.org that they were interested in “the cause of helping people” and decided to write about teacher spending for AdoptAClassroom.org. We’re grateful for the students’ interest and are honored to publish […]

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School Supply Grant for 20 High-Needs Teachers
School Supply Grant for 20 High-Needs Teachers

AdoptAClassroom.org awarded 20 high-needs teachers across the country with a $500 school supply grant. Teachers will use their grant to purchase school supplies and learning tools from the AdoptAClassroom.org Vendor Marketplace, whether they are teaching in the classroom or virtually from home. This round of grant funding will benefit nearly 500 students. In a typical […]

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Teacher Wishlist: How To Get Started

If you have a long teacher wishlist of items for your classroom, you’re in luck. AdoptAClassroom.org makes it easy to quickly ask for the school supplies you and your students need. Why Should You Create Your Teacher Wishlist on AdoptAClassroom.org? It’s fast and easy. Set up your classroom page in less than 10 minutes. Once […]

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Kleenex® and Meijer Support 50 Michigan Teachers

During this challenging time for educators and students, Kleenex® and Meijer teamed up with AdoptAClassroom.org to support teachers in Meijer’s home state of Michigan. Through the Kleenex® and Meijer Thank A Teacher Giveaway, 50 outstanding Michigan teachers each received a $500 Meijer gift card for their classroom needs. Thanks to Kleenex® and Meijer, hundreds of […]

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Burlington Stores Cares: Provides Funding for Thousands of Teachers’ Supply Needs Nationwide
Burlington Stores Cares: Provides Funding for Thousands of Teachers’ Supply Needs Nationwide

Burlington, a leading national off-price retailer, teamed up with AdoptAClassroom.org this back-to-school season for the fourth consecutive year to help our nation’s teachers, who need our support now more than ever before. Since 2017, our GOLD Halo award-winning partnership with Burlington has raised more than $5.5 million to support K-12 teachers and students nationwide. When […]

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Effects of Poverty on Education During Distance Learning
Effects of Poverty on Education During Distance Learning

The abrupt nationwide shift to Distance Learning has underscored the effects of poverty on education. Educators were left scrambling, often with little or no budget, to acquire needed resources for virtual instruction. As a result, hundreds of students across the country have been left behind, many of whom were already facing obstacles, such as food […]

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

As of spring 2021, teacher out-of-pocket spending on supplies increased to an average of $750 a year. Get the latest research from our 2021 survey here. 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 […]

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