According to a National Center for Education Statistics survey released in May 2018, 94 percent of public school teachers in the United States reported paying for supplies without reimbursement. They spend an average of $479 per school year.

“What?!,” said one incredulous teacher I spoke to at a recent conference, but she was more shocked at how low the amount was. “I spend much more than that.” In response to these staggering statistics, the Funding Matters blog is dedicated to helping educators locate funding opportunities and strategies that can truly make a difference in their classrooms and schools. I’ll help you sort through weeds of time-consuming (and, honestly, mostly useless) funding emails, newsletters, directories, and workshops to find the funding flowers that can enhance your teaching and learning.

So let’s get started! Here are two resources that support professional development and after school.