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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 06:23 PM CDT

Harvard Dropouts Help High Schoolers With College Process

Harvard Dropouts Help High Schoolers With College Process

When middle school friends Zack Perkins and Johan Zhang were trying to get into college, they say they had little guidance. Their public school guidance counselor had hundreds of other students, and they didn't...

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2018 at 09:11 AM CDT

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 08:13 AM CDT

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...

Monday, Jul 16, 2018 at 02:19 PM CDT

Help Fund Teachers' Classroom Projects This Summer

Help Fund Teachers' Classroom Projects This Summer

All too often, kids don’t have the school supplies — pens, paper, notebooks and even tables and chairs — they need to succeed, and teachers struggle to fill the gap. The good news: This summer, it's easier than...

Thursday, Jul 5, 2018 at 11:00 AM CDT
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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
Thursday, Jul 5, 2018 at 07:59 AM CDT
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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, Jul 3, 2018 at 04:50 PM CDT

'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...

Monday, Jul 2, 2018 at 02:00 PM CDT

How Crayola Crayons Are Made

How Crayola Crayons Are Made

Ever wondered how Crayola Crayons are made? We go through the entire process and share some surprising facts about how many crayons are made every year.

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 05:14 PM CDT

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 07:09 AM CDT

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...

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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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