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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

Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 at 07:06 AM CDT

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...

Friday, Jul 28, 2017 at 05:35 PM CDT

How to Support Chicago School Supplies Drive This Summer

How to Support Chicago School Supplies Drive This Summer

All too often, kids don’t have the school supplies — pens, paper, notebooks and more — that they need to succeed in school. Teachers struggle to fill the gap without the resources they need.

Thursday, Jul 6, 2017 at 08:22 AM CDT
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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 11:50 AM CDT

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 07:25 AM CDT

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 08:27 AM CDT

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...

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017 at 06:03 AM CDT

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 04:12 PM CDT

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 10:20 PM CDT

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 03:26 PM CDT

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...

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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