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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

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...

Thursday, Jul 13, 2017 at 09:27 AM EDT

Go Behind Celebrities' Ceremonial School Donation Checks

Go Behind Celebrities' Ceremonial School Donation Checks

Donating to public schools can be a great opportunity for celebrities to give back — while attracting positive publicity — but the process often requires more than simply cashing a check. For Boston Public...

Thursday, Jul 5, 2018 at 08:59 AM EDT
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By Kiki Intarasuwan

Famous People You Didn't Know Used to Be Teachers

Have you ever had a really great teacher that you still remember years after...View gallery

  • Barack Obama
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • J.K. Rowling
Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017 at 07:03 AM EDT

Rihanna Urges World Leaders to #FundEducation

Rihanna Urges World Leaders to #FundEducation

Rihanna is known for calling people out on social media, but this time she’s doing it for a good cause.

Friday, Jun 30, 2017 at 05:12 PM EDT

The Cost of School Supplies Is Rising, Fast: Survey

The Cost of School Supplies Is Rising, Fast: Survey

The cost of raising a child has decreased slightly, but it’s a different story for their school supplies. They’ve gotten steadily more expensive since 2007. In the last decade, the price of supplies and...

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 at 11:20 PM EDT

Olympians Remember Their Favorite School Supplies

Olympians Remember Their Favorite School Supplies

For the "Supporting Our Schools" school supplies and donations drive, we asked Olympians to tell us about their favorite back-to-school items.

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 at 04:26 PM EDT

Classroom Gadgets: Supplies Go From Old School to High Tech

Classroom Gadgets: Supplies Go From Old School to High Tech

The days of notebooks, chalkboards and flour sack babies in schools across the country may be ending. Many of today’s schools are incorporating Chromebooks, Smart Boards, and even high-tech infant simulators...

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 at 11:54 PM EDT

School Librarians Embrace Technology — If the Budget Allows

School Librarians Embrace Technology — If the Budget Allows

In a profession most readily associated with the printed word, school librarians have embraced what may seem like an unlikely tool. Librarians in public schools across the country are mixing new technologies...

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 at 05:03 PM EDT

As School Gardens Grow, So Do the Students Who Tend Them

As School Gardens Grow, So Do the Students Who Tend Them

For Rebecca Lemos-Otero, the founder of a nonprofit that creates school gardens, plots of vegetables and flowers don't only offer new ways to teach science or math. And give kids opportunities to be outside and...

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.