Teacher Appreciation Is in Deficit, Let’s Not Make It Worse

Teachers have it bad enough already, so why are some school districts cutting off much-needed additional resources for classrooms? The unprecedented number of teacher strikes across the country in recent months is the culmination of years of growing frustration among teachers. Salaries have stagnated relative to other professions; funding for classroom resources has been cut; […]

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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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Teachers Spend $740 Each Year on Classroom Supplies, Up 23 Percent Since 2015

National nonprofit releases 2018 classroom spending survey of more than 4,400 teachers Minneapolis, MN — August 12, 2018 — AdoptAClassroom.org, the national nonprofit that raises funds for teachers to purchase school supplies, released today the results of their 2018 classroom spending survey of more than 4,400 U.S. teachers. Results show that the situation is getting […]

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New School Year Resolutions: 5 Self-Care Tips

The end of summer brings many New School Year Resolutions. As teachers, we give so much of ourselves to our students. But let’s be honest, teacher burnout is real. I’d like to share my top five self-care tips for enhancing your school year. 1. Disconnect Daily At the beginning of each school year, have a […]

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What Would Happen If Teachers Didn’t Need to Purchase Classroom Supplies?

AdoptAClassroom.org is celebrating 20 years of helping teachers access classroom supplies, who often spend their own money providing for their students. Unfortunately, teachers’ out-of-pocket spending hasn’t changed much since our founding in 1998. We’ve been thinking about how amazing it would be if our dream came true and all classrooms just had what they needed, […]

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Teacher Humor Roundup 4/21

Our job is to give teachers a hand. Usually, that means connecting you to donors who can help with pencils, books, and other vital school supplies. But sometimes we think a good laugh can be just as beneficial. Especially this week. Because between rainy days… When it’s raining and I have to keep the kids inside […]

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Teacher Humor Roundup 4/9

Our job is to give teachers a hand. Usually, that means connecting you to donors who can help with pencils, books, and other vital school supplies. But sometimes we think a good laugh can be just as beneficial.

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