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    Aug 23, 2016, The News & Observer

    NC schools’ needs strain budgets for parents, teachers

    Jasmine Lauer, an English teacher at Sanderson High School, says she spends up to $200 of her own money on school supplies each semester. If North Carolina still had an annual tax-free weekend, Lauer could keep about $27 of that. It might not sound like much, but Lauer said every dollar adds up, especially as schools depend more on teachers and parents to buy tissues, dry-erase markers and glue sticks.

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    Aug 23, 2016, School Views

    Teacher out-of-pocket spending remains high

    Agile Education Marketing and SheerID partnered again for a third-annual Teacher Spending Survey. Compiled from the responses of more than 500 PreK-12 teachers across the U.S., the 2016 survey gives an insightful look into teacher spending habits. The survey revealed that teachers spent an average of $487 out-of-pocket to purchase items for their classrooms during the 2015 – 2016 school year — only a slight $3 decrease since last year. The number of teachers who spent $200 or more increased 6% over the previous year to 77%. A majority of the money teachers spent went toward purchasing classroom supplies and instructional materials.

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    Aug 22, 2016, Go Banking Rates

    Best Back-to-School Teacher Discounts — and Where to Find Them

    Summer is coming to a close, meaning it’s almost time for teachers to return to the classroom. Many teachers aren’t given a hefty budget to cover the cost of school supplies, so they’re forced to use their own funds to make up the difference. For the 2015-2016 school year, teachers spent an average of $487 of their own money stocking their classrooms, according to a survey conducted by SheerID and Agile Education Marketing. This can become a huge financial burden even when items are purchased during a teacher sale. Being a good teacher can cost a lot of money, so many retailers offer special discounts for teachers to help cover extra expenses.

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  • Aug 22, 2016

    Brands Gear up for Second Annual National Student Discount Day

    Today, University Beyond, a recruitment and management platform for on-campus brand ambassadors, along with partner and eligibility verification solution provider SheerID, announced the second annual “National Student Discount Day” taking place on August 24th, 2016. This holiday brings together brands of all sizes, including Staples, Adobe, and ZipCar and more, to offer exclusive promotions to college students during the busy back-to-school shopping season.

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  • Aug 2, 2016

    SheerID and Agile Education Marketing Release Third Annual Teacher Spending Survey

    With the back-to-school season in full-swing, SheerID and Agile Education Marketing have teamed up for the third consecutive year to provide insights into U.S. K-12 teacher and educator spending habits. With insights from 558 respondents, the survey highlights how more teachers are using mobile methods to shop, as well as how organizations that offer teacher discounts are more likely to gain long-term customer loyalty from teachers.

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  • Jul 12, 2016

    SheerID Launches Employee Verification Solution for the Enterprise

    SheerID, the instant eligibility verification provider enabling large and small enterprises to provide exclusive offers to special interest groups, launched SheerID Employee Verification Solution today. Aimed to help enterprises streamline employee purchase programs and corporate channel partnerships, the easy-to-use, fraud-proof platform instantly verifies employees against authoritative data using just the name, address and company name.

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