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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

Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 at 01:35 PM PDT

US School Districts Weigh Duty to Migrants in Shelters

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...

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 at 09:07 AM PDT

How to Ease Kids' Anxiety About School Safety

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...

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 at 06:13 AM PDT

How to Pack a Stress-Free School Lunch

How to Pack a Stress-Free School Lunch

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...

Sunday, Aug 12, 2018 at 03:40 AM PDT

Tips for Back-to-School Shopping and Getting the Best Deals

Tips for Back-to-School Shopping and Getting 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...

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 at 04:33 AM PDT

'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 10:53 AM PDT

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 10:11 AM PDT

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 07:26 AM PDT

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...

Friday, Jul 27, 2018 at 12:10 PM PDT

#SupportingOurSchools: Non-Profit Donates Supplies

#SupportingOurSchools: Non-Profit Donates Supplies

A non-profit Family Giving Tree has teamed up with local companies to fill up backpacks for low-income students in the Bay Area. NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 are working with Family Giving Tree to help collect...

Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 at 12:41 PM PDT

Supporting Our Schools: Financial Aid Tips

Supporting Our Schools: Financial Aid Tips

Students paying for education are always encouraged to apply for financial aid even if they don't think they will receive it. Chris Chmura reports.

What We're Doing

Returning for its third year, NBC Bay Area and Telemundo 48 are partnering with Family Giving Tree, in an effort to provide school supplies for underprivileged students, teachers and schools in the Bay Area. CLICK HERE to donate through Family Giving Tree or drop off a backpack at participating locations.