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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Teacher Spending Survey: $50 Classroom Giveaway

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, teachers nationwide have made the switch to distance learning, and we want to know how this has impacted their school-related spending. We’re asking teachers to fill out our short survey to raise awareness about how Distance Learning has affected teachers and students across the nation this school year. We will use […]

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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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7 Distance Learning Resources Teachers Need

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, schools closed nationwide and teachers had to switch their classroom lesson plans to distance learning overnight. These abrupt changes created new challenges for teachers and their students, and they require unique distance learning resources to overcome them. Teachers are doing all they can to support their students from afar, […]

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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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