How do you get your students moving?

So far, 1,000 NEA member projects have been funded on, providing nearly 80,000 students with much-needed learning materials. But, 800 projects await your support. Help a classroom today, and we'll match your donation!

Ever feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get in a workout? According to the Let’s Move initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, today, more than 30% of children are overweight or obese. These rates are even higher among

Introducing our new "Lessons Learned" series

Why did you start teaching?

I fell into teaching. I majored in education as an undergraduate student, but when I went to do my student teaching, I decided the profession wasn't for me. Years later, my mother-in-law pushed me to go back to

Featured Grantee: 21st century pen pals build language skills, make new friends

Jennifer Nelson was the first to admit that her fourth-grade Spanish curriculum at Valley View Elementary in Ashwaubenon, WI, “was kind of dull.” She knew her students needed more practice to become comfortable speaking and writing in

How to join the crowdfunding craze and help a classroom of your choice

It may come as no surprise that crowdfunding— or the collective effort of individuals on social networking sites to support the efforts of others—exploded in popularity with organizations like Kickstarter and DonorsChoose. What may raise

Featured Grantee: Students Pick Their Own Passion Projects in Unlikely Pairing of Service Learning and Language Arts

When budget cuts moved Katrina Macht out of a role coordinating service learning and back into the classroom at Hillside Intermediate School in Bridgewater, NJ, she wanted to make sure the school’s long history of service projects didn’t

How Much Do Educators Spend Out-Of-Pocket Each Year? Hint: It’s More Than 9 Figures

Photo by Flickr user KristinNador

In June, the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA) published their annual study about teachers’ out-of-pocket spending, and the results may shock some.

The study found that, on average,

Your Support Can Help Stop Classroom Bullying

Bullying is an issue almost all educators have to face with their students—and for many who are already strapped with other responsibilities and limited resources, it is an issue that can oftentimes be overlooked.

Last year, thanks to donors

5 Ways to Get Elementary Students Reading from

September marks the start of the NEA Foundation’s matching funds given to NEA members’ requests for classroom materials on

Have you posted yours yet? Read our step-by-step instructions for posting. And meanwhile, find a

It’s Official! NEA Members Are Now Eligible for Matching Funds on

As a NEA member, when you post your request for up to $500 for classroom materials on, the NEA Foundation will match the donations you receive, up to $250 per request. For every dollar given, we’ll give one too!

Last year, we

Back-To-School Tips: A Funding Opportunity and 2 Special Ed Projects

Need funding for materials to transform your great ideas into classroom learning projects? Beginning Sept. 3, the NEA Foundation will match donations made to NEA members' requests for classroom materials on Last year, we funded

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