donations Aug 30, 2020

NBC 6 and Telemundo 51 Partner for Supporting Our Schools Campaign in South Florida

NBC 6 and Telemundo 51 have partnered up with Donor’s Choose to fund projects that support teachers and students in need.

  • Back to School Aug 7, 2020

    In Pod We Trust: How Some Concerned Parents are Preparing to Send Their Kids Back to School

    There is no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic will make the 2020-2021 school year look and feel completely different. One innovative way people are connecting is by quarantine pods—small communities of three to four families with the same COVID concerns.

  • Mexico Jul 2, 2020

    US School Districts Weigh Duty to Migrants in Shelters

    When San Benito, Texas, school leaders learned of an influx of children to a migrant shelter in their small town near the U.S.-Mexico border, they felt obliged to help. The superintendent reached out and agreed to send 19 bilingual teachers, mobile classrooms and hundreds of computers to make the learning environment resemble one of his schools. Wh...
  • Jul 2, 2020

    Is There Such a Thing as a Stress-Free School Lunch? Here's How to Pack One

    With the school year starting again, it’s time to start to think about the routine of packing school lunches. For many time-pressed parents, this is a formidable task. But it doesn’t need to be. I’m a registered dietitian and a clinical instructor at Georgia State University, and I have a few easy suggestions. The first has to do with the...
  • elementary school Jul 2, 2020

    How to Ease Kids' Anxiety About School Safety

    Given the number of high-profile school shootings last year, both children and adults may be feeling anxiety about school safety. As many kids head back to school, knowing how to speak with them is key in helping to alleviate fear and worry about their personal safety. Here’s where to start. Create a sense of normalcy and return to a routine.......
  • Colorado Jul 2, 2020

    Colorado School District Introduces 4-Day Weeks to Cut Costs

    Hate Mondays? Maybe you should consider moving to Colorado. A school district in the Centennial State has cancelled school on Mondays in favor of a four-day school week. But Garfield-like attitudes is not why school district 27J, located outside Denver, made the decision. The district, which serves 18,000 students in Brighton, Commerce City, Hender...
  • NBC Jun 25, 2020

    Supporting Our Schools: Miramar Fire Station With Wawa

    NBC 6, Telemundo 51, Communities in Schools and the United Way are teaming up for Supporting Our Schools. Wawa helped the team at the Miramar fire station on Friday and donated to our community.

  • Aug 2, 2019

    How to Donate to Supporting Our Schools

    NBC 6, Telemundo 51, Communities in Schools and the United Way are teaming up for Supporting Our Schools. It’s an initiative to help those in need with school supplies for the upcoming school year.

  • President Aug 2, 2019

    Bulletproof Backpacks a Surprising Back to School Option

    One of the hottest back to school accessories this year may surprise parents — bulletproof backpacks. The bags highlight the harsh reality and dangers faced by children today.

  • Jul 30, 2019

    Local Teacher Immerses Students in Engineering

    Hector Escobedo at Terra Environmental High School immerses his students in engineering, with the help of local nonprofits. NBC 6’s Ari Odzer reports.

  • Miami Jul 25, 2019

    Nonprofit Provides STEM Materials for Miami School

    Silver Bluff Elementary School in Miami relies on donations to fund and provide laptops, as well as materials for science and math for the students. NBC 6’s Ari Odzer reports.

  • NBC Nov 15, 2018

    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 statement. Instead, the schools plan to offer classes geared toward “collaborative, experiential and interdisciplinary learning,” accordi...
  • NBC News Aug 12, 2018

    Back-to-School Shopping: How and When to Get the Best Deals

    The summer weather may still be in full force, but fall is definitely in the air, at least when you consider one of the year’s biggest retail events: Back-to-school shopping. Here’s a list of expert tips on how to get the best savings — and navigate the chaos with as little stress as possible. Before heading out, be sure to...

  • Arizona Aug 9, 2018

    ‘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 weekends. She also runs her school’s literary magazine, coaches volleyball and supervises the speech and debate team. In the U.S., about 18 percent ...
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