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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 07:33 AM EDT

'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 01:53 PM EDT

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 01:11 PM EDT

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 10:26 AM EDT

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...

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 at 07:38 PM EDT

Coral Springs Teacher Building Meditative Space for Students

Coral Springs Teacher Building Meditative Space for Students

One Coral Springs educator is trying to change her students' lives through art and technology -- but she needs some help with specific materials. "My wish list is that I'm in desperate need for some rocks,"...

Monday, Jul 23, 2018 at 08:11 AM EDT

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 11:15 PM EDT

Teacher Works to Raise Money for New Digital Camera

Teacher Works to Raise Money for New Digital Camera

Many teachers pay for classroom supplies out of their own pocket. But with Supporting Our Schools, an initiative by NBC6 and Telemundo 51, you can pitch in. One teacher at Jose Marti’s MAST 6-12 Academy has...

Friday, Jul 20, 2018 at 01:31 PM EDT

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...

Friday, Jul 20, 2018 at 10:40 AM EDT

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 02:57 PM EDT

Obama Reveals Summer Reading List

Obama Reveals Summer Reading List

Former President Barack Obama shared his summer reading recommendations in a lengthy Facebook post ahead of a trip to Kenya and South Africa this week. “I wanted to share a list of books that I’d recommend for...

What We're Doing

NBC 6 South Florida, Telemundo 51, Communities in Schools, the United Way and Broward Education Foundation are teaming up for Supporting Our Schools, an initiative to help those in need with school supplies for the upcoming year. From July 19 to August 2, you can drop off donations at several participating locations in South Florida.

Students Reached

Here's how many students have been helped since 2018 through the Supporting our Schools initiative:

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