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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

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 06:36 PM PDT

Supporting Our Schools With the Help of SparkPoint San Jose

Supporting Our Schools With the Help of SparkPoint San Jose

Shopping for school supplies can be a problem for some parents. So we are teaming up with local groups to make sure all students have the stuff they need to succeed with an initiative we’re calling...

Monday, Jul 24, 2017 at 07:52 AM PDT

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 03:42 PM PDT

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...

Monday, Jul 17, 2017 at 04:36 PM PDT

'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 09:00 AM PDT
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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
Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 at 05:06 AM PDT

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 06:22 AM PDT
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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
Friday, Jul 28, 2017 at 09:50 AM PDT

Revealed: The Best High School-Themed Movie Ever

Revealed: The Best High School-Themed Movie Ever

One John Hughes classic "The Breakfast Club" defeated another Hughes classic "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" to be crowned the best high school-themed film of all-time. (Or at least among those who voted.)

Wednesday, Jul 5, 2017 at 05:25 AM PDT

Schools Reviewing Meal-Debt Policies That Humiliate Kids

Schools Reviewing Meal-Debt Policies That Humiliate Kids

Outrage is brewing against lunchroom practices that can humiliate children as public school districts across the United States rethink how they cope with unpaid student lunch debts. The U.S. Agriculture...

Thursday, Jul 13, 2017 at 06:27 AM PDT

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...

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.