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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

Monday, Jul 24, 2017 at 10:52 AM EDT

Rapper Common Surprises Students at NY School, Donates Money

Rapper Common Surprises Students at NY School, Donates Money

Oscar and Grammy winner Common surprised a group of New York students by donating $10,000 to help their teachers buy supplies like calculators and science kits. The rapper-actor partnered with the nonprofit...

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 06:42 PM EDT

Some Look to VR for the Future of Classroom Learning

Some Look to VR for the Future of Classroom Learning

Instead of reading about cell biology, or even watching a very cool video on cell biology, imagine you could shrink down small enough to go inside a cell and observe biochemical reactions up close. And what...

Monday, Jul 17, 2017 at 07:36 PM EDT

'Back to School' Sales Starting Early Summer for Retailers

'Back to School' Sales Starting Early Summer for Retailers

Forget buying your children's school supplies in late August - retailers like Wal-Mart are starting sales in late June and early July this summer.

Thursday, Jul 5, 2018 at 12:00 PM EDT
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By Alana Pipe, Nina Lin

Retro School Supplies You Used to Use in Class

Just like calculus and art theory, there are some things you probably don't bring...View gallery

  • Zigzag Scissors
  • Pencil Grips
  • Mr. Sketch Scented Markers
Monday, Jul 24, 2017 at 11:16 AM EDT
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By Brad Luck

NBC CT Anchors and Reporters Share Their School Photos

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  • Heidi Voight school photo 1
  • ted koppy school photo
  • len school photo 1
Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 at 08:06 AM EDT

How Ongoing 'Toxic Stress' Can Affect a Child's Brain

How Ongoing 'Toxic Stress' Can Affect a Child's Brain

A quiet, unsmiling little girl with big brown eyes crawls inside a carpeted cubicle, hugs a stuffed teddy bear tight, and turns her head away from the noisy classroom. The safe spaces, quiet times and breathing...

Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 at 09:58 AM EDT

Kaitlyn McGrath's School Memories

Kaitlyn McGrath's School Memories

The NBC Connecticut 'Supporting Our Schools' campaign is taking place from now through July 29 to help local teachers and students get the supplies they need to be successful.

Thursday, Jul 6, 2017 at 09:22 AM EDT
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By Madison Walls

10 Tools to Use in Your School Garden

Whether you’re just breaking new ground on a school garden or are a seasoned pro...View gallery

  • Pencils and Sharpeners
  • ID Cards for Bugs and Plants
  • Clipboards for Worksheets
Friday, Jul 28, 2017 at 12:50 PM EDT

Revealed: The Best High School-Themed Movie Ever

Revealed: The Best High School-Themed Movie Ever

One John Hughes classic "The Breakfast Club" defeated another Hughes classic "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" to be crowned the best high school-themed film of all-time. (Or at least among those who voted.)

Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017 at 08:25 AM EDT

Schools Reviewing Meal-Debt Policies That Humiliate Kids

Schools Reviewing Meal-Debt Policies That Humiliate Kids

Outrage is brewing against lunchroom practices that can humiliate children as public school districts across the United States rethink how they cope with unpaid student lunch debts. The U.S. Agriculture...

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.

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