Illinois teachers use GoFundMe campaigns for class expenses

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois educators and school supporters have launched nearly 2,500 GoFundMe campaigns to help pay for classroom expenses since the fundraising site launched in 2010. A new guidebook the company released Monday to help teachers decrease their out-of-pocket expenses shows Illinois educators have netted $1.2 million from more than 23,000 donations. The Chicago Tribune reports that money raised has gone toward class field trips, crayons, iPad keyboards, sports equipment, stickers and more.