This School Survey Found What Educators Need

Educators are in desperate need of supplies. The average teacher spends $740 a year of their own money on classroom materials, but that’s not enough to keep up with the needs of their students throughout the school year. To better serve teachers and schools, AdoptAClassroom.org conducted a national school survey of K-12 educators to find […]

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Classroom Crowdfunding Tips for Teachers

Teachers in need of supplies are always on the lookout for classroom crowdfunding tips. As a nonprofit crowdfunding platform for teachers and schools, we receive a lot of questions from teachers about how they can add to their fundraising toolkit. To help teachers looking for classroom crowdfunding tips, we hosted a #ClassroomCrowdfunding Twitter Party where […]

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music teacher tips for an engaging classroom
Teacher Tips for Engaging Students in Learning

Alex is a music teacher supporting three different high school choirs: Jazz Choir, Concert Choir, Varsity Choir; plus a middle school choir, and 6th grade music exploration. He also teaches a music theater appreciation class and a glee class. Overall, he has over 300 students in his relatively new music program. Like any teacher, he […]

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Classroom consumables teachers have to purchase
4 Classroom Consumables Teachers Purchase

Teachers make a lot of surprising out-of-pocket purchases for their classrooms. As a result, they spend an average of $740 each year on school supplies. This sounds shocking to some. It’s not surprising when 60 percent of the top five teacher purchases are classroom consumables that need to be replaced throughout the year. Unfortunately, 92% […]

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#ClearTheLists Founder Partners With AdoptAClassroom.org
#ClearTheLists Founder Courtney Jones Q&A

This back-to-school season, Texas elementary teacher Courtney Jones started the #ClearTheLists movement that is highlighting the needs of individual teachers who are stocking their classrooms using their own money. Teachers across the country are taking part in this campaign, and education advocates, like Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, are providing teachers with funds to purchase the […]

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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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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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Americans care most about education. They say companies should too!

Education has long been one of the social issues that Americans care most about and want to support. Now, it tops the list. According to a 2018 report released by Catalist, one of the leading cause marketing agencies, education is the number one social issue Americans support and feel is most relevant to their lives. […]

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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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