Budget & Finance Student Lunch Debt Is Expected to Rise. TikTokers to the Rescue?
The heartwarming phenomenon can solve local issues, but probably not what's expected to be a nationwide rise in lunch debt.
Budget & Finance Teacher Requests on DonorsChoose Spike for SEL and Mental Health Resources
Educators are asking for class resources to help improve students' mental health and foster SEL skills like creativity and collaboration.
Budget & Finance Teachers Take to Twitter to Crowdfund Classroom Supplies
Teacher wish lists posted under the hashtags #Clearthelists and #Adoptateacher are trending on Twitter.
Budget & Finance Teachers Use Crowdsourcing for Education Triage, Not Extras
A study finds a mismatch between the basic classroom requests teachers increasingly make on DonorsChoose and the projects that get funded.
Teaching Profession What Do Teachers Need? Nearly 2 Million DonorsChoose Requests Shed Some Light
A new analysis by Grantmakers for Education shows that online crowdfunding requests are on the rise, and the fastest-growing category is for students' basic needs.
Teaching Opinion Response: Show Me the Money! Ways Teachers Can Raise Funds for Their Classrooms
Suggestions on how teachers can raise private monies to support their classroom are offered by Alfonso Gonzalez, Holly Spinelli, Susan Lafond, Amanda Koonlaba, and Barbara Gottschalk.
Budget & Finance From Our Research Center How Do Teachers Fund Their Classrooms? 6 Takeaways
Most teachers say they expect to contribute resources to their classrooms, but teachers aren’t only putting up the cash themselves. In addition to old standbys like grants and bake sales, many are turning to other fundraising opportunities, including online crowdfunding platforms like DonorsChoose.
Education Tennessee School District Prohibits Crowdfunding for Class Supplies
A school district in Tennessee says it no longer wants teachers to use crowdfunding websites to get extra school supplies.
School & District Management Teachers Are Fired Up About District Bans on DonorsChoose
The news that some districts have banned teachers from using DonorsChoose has drawn a wave of reactions from teachers, administrators, and other readers.
Budget & Finance School Districts Are Banning Teachers From Using DonorsChoose
As teacher-led crowdfunding grows ever more popular, school leaders are starting to voice concerns.
Education Opinion Straight Up Conversation: DonorsChoose.org CEO Charles Best
I recently talked with Charles Best about DonorsChoose.org. Using the website, teachers in 80 percent of American public schools have collectively raised $760 million to fund 1.2 million different classroom projects. Charles explains how the program works and what the future holds.