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Supporting Our Schools

Help make sure all children have the supplies they need to start the school year off right

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.

Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 at 08:06 AM EDT

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...

Thursday, Jul 6, 2017 at 09:22 AM EDT
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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
Thursday, Jul 13, 2017 at 09:27 AM EDT

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...

Thursday, Jul 5, 2018 at 08:59 AM EDT
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By Kiki Intarasuwan

Famous People You Didn't Know Used to Be Teachers

Have you ever had a really great teacher that you still remember years after...View gallery

  • Barack Obama
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • J.K. Rowling
Friday, Jun 30, 2017 at 05:12 PM EDT

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 04:26 PM EDT

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...

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 at 11:54 PM EDT

School Librarians Embrace Technology — If the Budget Allows

School Librarians Embrace Technology — If the Budget Allows

In a profession most readily associated with the printed word, school librarians have embraced what may seem like an unlikely tool. Librarians in public schools across the country are mixing new technologies...

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 at 11:20 PM EDT

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 05:03 PM EDT

As School Gardens Grow, So Do the Students Who Tend Them

As School Gardens Grow, So Do the Students Who Tend Them

For Rebecca Lemos-Otero, the founder of a nonprofit that creates school gardens, plots of vegetables and flowers don't only offer new ways to teach science or math. And give kids opportunities to be outside and...

What We're Doing

NBC 4 New York, Telemundo 47 and Raymour & Flanigan are teaming up for the 3rd annual Supporting Our Schools event, an initiative to help those in need with school supplies for the upcoming year. From July 12 through Aug. 18, you can drop off donations at Raymour & Flanigan stores throughout the region.