Supporting Our Schools
NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 are teaming up for Supporting Our Schools, an initiative to help students in need of school supplies for the upcoming year.
Aug 15, 2019

NBC 5 Helps Teachers Get Classrooms Ready

NBC 5’s Supporting Our Schools campaign is partnership with the nonprofit website Donors Choose to get teachers in North Texas ready for the near year.

  • Aug 16, 2018

    Is There Such a Thing as a Stress-Free School Lunch? Here’s How to Pack One

    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 registered dietitian and a clinical instructor at Georgia State University, and I have a few easy suggestions. The first has to do with the...
  • Aug 13, 2018

    Supporting Our Schools: Donated Supplies Delivered to North Texas Kids

    Thanks to the generosity of NBC 5 viewers, tens of thousands of kids here in North Texas will go back to school with the tools they need to succeed.

  • Aug 11, 2018

    Back-to-School Shopping: How and When to Get 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 to get the best savings — and navigate the chaos with as little stress as possible. Before heading out, be sure to......
  • Aug 8, 2018

    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: Decorative tape, creative journals and scented pencils in smells like bacon and pickle. “There’s an explosion of innovation and fun...
  • Aug 3, 2018

    ‘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 weekends. She also runs her school’s literary magazine, coaches volleyball and supervises the speech and debate team. In the U.S., about 18 percent ...
  • Aug 1, 2018

    Backpack Index: The Cost of School Supplies Dropped Across All Grade Levels

    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 Huntington Backpack Index. While some costs fell, college preparatory material costs increased 10 percent.

  • Jul 30, 2018

    Mom Starts Crayon Recycling Business, Funds School Supplies With the Money

    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 small business that donates its proceeds to fund school supplies for kids from broken crayons prepped by employees hired from the l...
  • Jul 27, 2018

    #SupportingOurSchools: NBC 5 & Telemundo Staffers’ Favorite Subjects in School

    For our Supporting Our Schools drive, we asked NBC DFW and Telemundo staff members what their favorite subject in school was. Many school children and families in North Texas start the school year at a disadvantage, without the common items needed to learn. From now through Saturday, you can donate $10 at any DFW Albertsons or Tom Thumb store to&#8...
  • Jul 26, 2018

    Supporting Our Schools: Denton High School

    Breanna Slaughter, a social worker who helps students at Denton High School, shows why it’s important to to help students in need. All month long you can donate $10 at any DFW Albertsons or Tom Thumb store to purchase school supplies and backpacks for local students served by two wonderful charities, Communities In Schools and the Pat & ...
  • Jul 25, 2018

    How You Can Help North Texas Students Who Need School Supplies

    NBC and Telemundo stations have created the school supply drive Supporting Our Schools. Last year, enough was raised to purchase school supplies for more than 25,000 students. This summer we’re doing it again. You can help at the checkout line of your local Tom Thumb or Albertsons.

  • Jul 23, 2018

    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 expelled students, sex offenders and other possible troublemakers. It could be the start of a trend as more schools fearful of shootings conside...
  • Jul 20, 2018

    Common Goes Back to School to Help New York City 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 award-winner showed up at P.S. 111 in midtown Manhattan on Thursday as an ambassador for the Adopt-A-Classroom initiative. He mad...
  • Jul 20, 2018

    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 companies to move into the sensitive learning space with possible influence on children.

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