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Supporting Our Schools Supply Donations Drive

Supporting Our Schools Supply Donations Drive

Collecting supplies and donations to give students and teachers access to the materials they need

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 10:11 AM EDT

NYC Teachers to Get 6 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave

NYC Teachers to Get 6 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave

New York City will provide six weeks of parental leave at full salary for all of its public school teachers.

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 09:13 AM EDT

Outsourcing School Lunch: Food Deliveries Are Remaking Meals

Outsourcing School Lunch: Food Deliveries Are Remaking Meals

Families around the country are finding new options for their children's midday meal thanks to a growing number of delivery options catering to students. Some deliver to the schools, others to homes. As for...

Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018 at 05:05 AM EDT

US to Stop Advising Schools to Consider Race in Admissions

US to Stop Advising Schools to Consider Race in Admissions

The Trump administration said the government would no longer encourage schools to use race as a factor in the admissions process, rescinding Obama-era guidance meant to promote diversity among students. The...

Monday, Jul 2, 2018 at 08:09 AM EDT

Parents Revolt Over Elite NYC School's Race Division Policy

Parents Revolt Over Elite NYC School's Race Division Policy

An elite West Village private school that has been separating students into homerooms by race for the past year will end the policy amid furor from parents who only recently learned about it. This past...

Tuesday, Jul 3, 2018 at 03:30 PM EDT

Proposed Merger Comes as Key Education Programs Dismantled

Proposed Merger Comes as Key Education Programs Dismantled

While President Donald Trump has turned used Twitter to reinforce his stance on key issues and criticize his Democratic colleagues, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has taken steps to fade out key Department...

Monday, Jul 9, 2018 at 05:14 PM EDT

NY School Silences First Black Valedictorian, Mayor Steps In

NY School Silences First Black Valedictorian, Mayor Steps In

The first black valedictorian at a New York high school has delivered his graduation speech at Rochester City Hall after saying he was banned from addressing his classmates at graduation last month. The...

Tuesday, Jul 3, 2018 at 05:50 PM EDT

'You Should Be Proud': Jimmy Fallon Speaks at Parkland Graduation

'You Should Be Proud': Jimmy Fallon Speaks at Parkland Graduation

On Sunday, seniors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School walked across the stage to accept their diplomas and become graduates of the class of 2018. After a difficult school year due to a shooting on...

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 06:14 PM EDT

Michelle Obama: 'College Wasn't Meant to Do Alone'

Michelle Obama: 'College Wasn't Meant to Do Alone'

Former first lady Michelle Obama told first-generation college freshmen to surround themselves with a community to help them survive college. Mrs. Obama was the first in her family to attend college. She said:...

Monday, Jul 2, 2018 at 02:49 PM EDT

Virginia School Renamed to Honor Obama

Virginia School Renamed to Honor Obama

A Richmond, Virginia, school that honored a confederate general has been renamed Barack Obama Elementary.

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 at 05:40 PM EST

Future of AP Classes Unclear as Schools Seek Alternatives

Future of AP Classes Unclear as Schools Seek Alternatives

Leaders of some of Washington, D.C.'s top private schools announced this week they are eliminating advanced placement classes by 2022, drawing attention to the “diminished utility” of the courses in a joint...

What We're Doing

NBC Connecticut and Telemundo Connecticut present Supporting Our Schools this July. All month long, you can donate online to the teacher project of your choice at donorschoose.org/nbcct. Your donation will support teachers and classrooms across Connecticut, getting students off to a great start this coming school year.

Learn more here, including how you can donate online.