2022 Teacher Survey: Current Challenges in Teaching

Educators across the country continue to face challenges in teaching due to the economic and emotional impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more about what teachers and their students are facing during this challenging time in education, AdoptAClassroom.org surveyed educators in May 2022. Our findings show that more than two years after the […]

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Survey: Rising U.S. Inflation Affecting Teachers in 2022

In May 2022, U.S. inflation rose to the highest level since 1981. AdoptAClassroom.org surveyed 4,103 PreK-12 teachers in May 2022 and found that they’re facing an increased financial burden. Inflation will also hurt classrooms this upcoming school year. Ninety-six percent of survey respondents said that rising costs are negatively impacting their classroom’s access to school […]

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Survey: Teacher Burnout Causing Mass Exodus

Teachers continue to face a number of issues that were amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic, and caused a significant increase to their workloads. A recent AdoptAClassroom.org survey of 4,103 PreK-12 teachers found that an increased number of educators may leave teaching for good as a result of teacher burnout. In our May 2022 survey, 13% […]

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State of Teaching Statistics 2022

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, constant changes have impacted the teaching profession. In March 2022, two years into the pandemic, AdoptAClassroom.org surveyed teachers across the country to gather teaching statistics to better understand the current state of teaching. We surveyed 4,665 PreK-12 teachers at public, private, and charter schools nationwide. Eighty-five percent of […]

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Giving Tuesday 2021: Help Teacher Heroes Like These

The 2021/2022 school year began as yet another tumultuous academic year for U.S. teachers and students as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, rising racism, and increased political incivility. For Giving Tuesday 2021, AdoptAClassroom.org is shining a spotlight on our nation’s innovative teacher heroes who are working hard to combat the negative effects these stressors […]

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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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