samsam-blogFirst-Year Teacher Uses STEM to Help Her Students Communicate

Samsam Warsame teaches 3rd-5th grade at the Ann Sullivan Communication Center in Minneapolis, MN. The school is named after the woman who taught Helen Keller how to communicate, which is fitting, because Warsame’s biggest challenge is helping her students communicate in their new home. Warsame’s students are English Language Learners (ELL) who recently moved to […]

Apply to the special education (1)Apply Today for $600 Special Education Classroom Grants Sponsored By F.I.S.H. Foundation

**March 16, 2017: The application for this round of classroom adoptions closed March 15, 2017. Please click here to register your classroom and receive updates on funding opportunities.** AdoptAClassroom.org is accepting applications from teachers for our Special Education Fund! Are you a special education teacher in need of classroom funds? Apply to the AdoptAClassroom.org Special Education Fund, […]

special education funded (1)Join F.I.S.H. Foundation in Supporting Our Special Education Fund

We’re excited to announce that F.I.S.H. Foundation has joined AdoptAClassroom.org as the national seed partner for our Special Education Fund! In support of special education classrooms, F.I.S.H. Foundation awarded us $15,000 to help launch the AdoptAClassroom.org Special Education Fund. Selected special education teachers will receive a $600 classroom adoption to support their students. Why Special […]

aac farmers blogFarmers Insurance Thanks America’s Teachers With More Than $1 Million in Grants

AdoptAClassroom.org is excited to announce our continued partnership with Farmers Insurance and their 2017 Thank America’s Teachers grant program! Farmers is now accepting proposals, and teachers in need of classroom supplies are encouraged to apply. This year, Thank America’s Teachers and Farmers Insurance will award more than $1 million in grant funds to classrooms across the United States. […]

Annual report blog$30 Million Raised for Classrooms: The 2016 Annual Report

We have had a landmark year at AdoptAClassroom.org! In fiscal 2016, we passed the $30,000,000 mark for funds raised for classrooms since we started in 1998. Now that the new year has begun, we are reflecting on everything our organization has accomplished in 2016 so we can set even bigger goals for 2017! Thanks to our individual, […]

holiday-2016-blog-1Give the gift that makes the difference

“I was surprised and delighted to receive the gift of a dedicated contribution to AdoptAClassroom.org. I believe in the power of education to transform our communities for the better. AdoptAClassroom.org makes it easy for our community in Prescott, AZ to support our local schools. This truly is the best gift I could receive this holiday.”  […]

sheryl-and-friends-blog-1Join Sheryl Crow in Raising a Hand for Teachers

Dear Friend, Last year, I became the national spokesperson for AdoptAClassroom.org to help bring more attention to teachers and the important work they do. As a former teacher, I know how hard it can be to even get the classroom supplies needed to help students learn and succeed. I come from a family of school teachers, […]

jenna-bush-perc-2016-blogPropane Council and AdoptAClassroom.org Surprise Schools With $15,000 in Donations

In September, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) partnered with AdoptAClassroom.org to surprise adopt teachers at Lemmon Valley Elementary School in Reno, Nevada and J.B. Passmore Elementary School in San Antonio, Texas. Former teacher Jenna Bush Hager joined AdoptAClassroom.org’s Executive Director Ann Ness in presenting PERC’s $10,000 donation to J.B. Passmore Elementary School teachers. Each teacher received […]

cyber-monday_2016How to Support Classrooms While Shopping or Selling Online

Cyber Monday is upon us. If you’re shopping online this holiday season, there are some simple things you can do to SUPPORT AdoptAClassroom.org AT THE SAME TIME FOR FREE! Technology truly is amazing. 1. We-Care.com We-Care.com is a super easy way to support any organization. There are 2,700 online merchants to choose from and they all […]

alerus-blogAlerus Mortgage Supports Twin Cities First-Year Teachers

Alerus Mortgage has donated $17,000 to AdoptAClassroom.org’s Twin Cities First-Year Teacher Fund! The generous donation will help rookie teachers across the Twin Cities purchase much needed classroom supplies for the 2016/2017 school year. First-year teachers who register their classroom on AdoptAClassroom.org by February 1, 2017 will receive an equal portion of the funds to purchase […]

aac_blogpost1Help VISINE® Get Screens into the Hands of Teachers and their Students

Teacher classroom budgets often don’t allow for technology, yet it is essential to give our children a 21st century education. A study by CompTIA, found that 78 percent of teachers surveyed believe technology has a positive effect on classrooms, and 65 percent said it makes students more productive. We’re excited to share that we’ve partnered with […]