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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 3, 2018 at 02:30 PM CDT

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 04:14 PM CDT

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...

Monday, Jul 2, 2018 at 01:49 PM CDT

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 04:40 PM CST

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...

Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018 at 04:05 AM CDT

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...

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 at 02:28 PM CDT

School Fundraisers Reach New Heights, But Inequality Remains

School Fundraisers Reach New Heights, But Inequality Remains

Four tickets to a Yankee game, golf for a dozen in the oceanside resort of Westhampton, New York, cocktails included, even Lasik eye surgery — all were prizes for Public School 116’s Spring Benefit Auction in...

Monday, Jul 24, 2017 at 09:52 AM CDT

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 05:42 PM CDT

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 06:36 PM CDT

'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.

Monday, Jul 17, 2017 at 12:24 PM CDT

Chicago-Area School Supply Donation Locations Near You

Chicago-Area School Supply Donation Locations Near You

Join NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago from July 17-28 as we host a school supply drive across the Chicago area and suburbs. Donations will benefit students in programs at Boys & Girls Clubs and Community In...

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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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