Supporting Our Schools

Collecting supplies and donations to give students and teachers access to the materials they need
Supporting Our Schools Jul 6

Supporting Our Schools: Distance Learning

When school is out, we get to work. And this summer, we’re getting every student the tools they need to continue remote learning. It’s the focus of the fourth annual NBC and Telemundo stat...

  • Jul 2

    Is There Such a Thing as a Stress-Free School Lunch? Here's How to Pack One

    With the school year starting again, it’s time to start to think about the routine of packing school lunches. For many time-pressed parents, this is a formidable task. But it doesn’t need to be. I’m a registered dietitian and a clinical instructor at Georgia State University, and I have a few easy suggestions. The first has to do with the...
  • NBC News Aug 12, 2018

    Back-To-School Shopping: How and When to Get the Best Deals

    The summer weather may still be in full force, but fall is definitely in the air, at least when you consider one of the year’s biggest retail events: Back-to-school shopping. Here’s a list of expert tips on how to get the best savings — and navigate the chaos with as little stress as possible. Before heading out, be sure to......
  • NBC Aug 8, 2018

    Back-To-School Supplies Get Revamp, From Scents to Llamas

    The microwave ate my homework? Reusable notebooks where writing disappears with heat are among the basic school supplies raising their game against gadgets like iPads. Also hot in the paper aisle this year: Decorative tape, creative journals and scented pencils in smells like bacon and pickle. “There’s an explosion of innovation and fun...
  • Arizona Aug 9, 2018

    ‘A Struggle': 18 Percent of Teachers Work Multiple Jobs

    Jennifer Williams can’t afford to work just one job. In addition to teaching 10th grade English full time in Baltimore, the single mother works four side jobs, including a waitressing gig on nights and weekends. She also runs her school’s literary magazine, coaches volleyball and supervises the speech and debate team. In the U.S., about 18 percent ...
  • NBC Aug 1, 2018

    Backpack Index: The Cost of School Supplies Dropped Across All Grade Levels

    Back-to-school shopping isn’t getting more expensive for once, according to new survey. The cost of classroom supplies dropped across every grade level ahead of the 2018-19 school year, according to the latest Huntington Backpack Index. While some costs fell, college preparatory material costs increased 10 percent.

  • Jul 31, 2018

    Mom Starts Crayon Recycling Business, Funds School Supplies With the Money

    Megan Tannenbaum first started the “Great Crayon Project” as a means to recycle broken crayons she found at her daughter’s school. What was first meant to be a “cute home project” is now a small business that donates its proceeds to fund school supplies for kids from broken crayons prepped by employees hired from the l...
  • Jul 25, 2018

    BJ's Makes Major Donation to Supporting Our Schools

    Kirk Saville, Senior VP of Corporate Communications for BJ’s Wholesale Club, joined Matt Noyes at Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, to make a major donation in for the Supporting Our Schools initiative.

  • Supporting Our Schools Jul 25, 2018

    Timberland Supports Supporting Our Schools

    Popular retail brand Timberland showed up to Hampton Beach, New Hampshire to donate to Supporting Our Schools.

  • Supporting Our Schools Jul 25, 2018

    Beach Day for Supporting Our Schools

    The Weather Warrior is parked at Hampton Beach in New Hampshire in honor of Supporting Our Schools, an effort created to donate school supplies to students and teachers ahead of the school year.

  • Florida Jul 23, 2018

    Schools Eye Facial Recognition Technology to Boost Security

    The surveillance system that has kept watch on students entering Lockport schools for over a decade is getting a novel upgrade. Facial recognition technology soon will check each face against a database of expelled students, sex offenders and other possible troublemakers. It could be the start of a trend as more schools fearful of shootings conside...
  • rapper Jul 20, 2018

    Common Goes Back to School to Help New York City Teachers

    Rapper Common has won three Grammys, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award but a recent visit to a New York City school was “humbling” — mainly because many of the students were too young to know his music. The award-winner showed up at P.S. 111 in midtown Manhattan on Thursday as an ambassador for the Adopt-A-Classroom initiative. He mad...
  • Eric Hinton Jul 20, 2018

    Big Move for Big Bird: Sesame Street Is Entering Classrooms

    Sesame Street is taking its beloved, critically acclaimed brand of educational television into the highly profitable world of classroom curriculum — a move that experts say could open the door for other companies to move into the sensitive learning space with possible influence on children.

  • BOSTON Jul 18, 2018

    Supporting Our Schools in Lawrence

    Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera talks about how important it is to help students in the city.

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