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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

Monday, Jul 2, 2018 at 02:49 PM EDT

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 05:40 PM EST

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...

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 at 04:49 PM EDT

Medley Warehouse Offers Teachers Free Classroom Supplies

Medley Warehouse Offers Teachers Free Classroom Supplies

This magical land where teachers shop for free study is called The Education Fund's Ocean Bank Center for Educational Materials.

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 at 03:28 PM EDT

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...

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 07:03 PM EDT

Hialeah Teacher Buys School Supplies For Students In Need

Hialeah Teacher Buys School Supplies For Students In Need

Everyone knows teachers don’t do it for the money. They are notoriously underpaid, but most of them still spend their own cash on supplies for their classroom. According to the non-profit school support...

Monday, Jul 24, 2017 at 10:52 AM EDT

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 06:42 PM EDT

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...

Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 at 12:13 PM EDT

School Supply Drive Alleviates Financial Stress For Families

School Supply Drive Alleviates Financial Stress For Families

It's hard to think about school in the middle of summer, but the next school year is creeping up on us, and with that comes economic anxiety for thousands of South Florida families.

Monday, Jul 17, 2017 at 07:36 PM EDT

'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.

Thursday, Jul 5, 2018 at 12:00 PM EDT
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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

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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