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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

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 at 06:33 AM CDT

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

'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...

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 at 12:53 PM CDT

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

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:...

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 at 12:11 PM CDT

School Supplies Cost Down as New Year Approaches: Survey

School Supplies Cost Down as New Year Approaches: Survey

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...

Monday, Jul 30, 2018 at 09:26 AM CDT

Mom Starts Crayon Recycling Business, Funds School Supplies

Mom Starts Crayon Recycling Business, Funds School Supplies

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...

Monday, Jul 23, 2018 at 07:11 AM CDT

Schools Eye Facial Recognition Technology to Boost Security

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...

Friday, Jul 20, 2018 at 12:31 PM CDT

Common Goes Back to School to Help Teachers

Common Goes Back to School to Help 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...

Monday, Jul 9, 2018 at 05:30 PM CDT

Help Chicago-Area Teachers and Students This Summer

Help Chicago-Area Teachers and Students This Summer

From July 8 through July 31, join NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago’s “Supporting our Schools,” a giving campaign to help local teachers and students in need. This year, you pick the classrooms...

Friday, Jul 20, 2018 at 09:40 AM CDT

Big Move for Big Bird: Sesame Street Is Entering Classrooms

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...

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 01:57 PM CDT

Obama Reveals Summer Reading List

Obama Reveals Summer Reading List

Former President Barack Obama is heading to Africa this week to visit Kenya and South Africa, but before he departs he’s sharing his summer reading recommendations.

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 at 11:13 AM CDT

Strangers Give Chicago Teacher Money for Students on Flight

Strangers Give Chicago Teacher Money for Students on Flight

Kimber Bermudez was simply flying to visit her parents in Florida when the Chicago teacher’s trip took an unexpected turn - ending with a gesture from strangers that left her stunned.

Click Below To Donate!

Join NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago’s “Supporting our Schools” giving campaign to help local teachers and students in need before they head back to school. Through Aug. 2, 2019, you can donate funds through our DonorChoose.org webpage. This summer, you pick the classrooms to help across the city and suburbs. Click here to start donating!

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