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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

Aug 2, 2019

Bulletproof Backpacks a Surprising Back to School Option

Bulletproof Backpacks a Surprising Back to School Option

One of the hottest back to school accessories this year may surprise parents -- bulletproof backpacks. The bags highlight the harsh reality and dangers faced by children today.

Aug 18, 2018

Colorado School District Introduces 4-Day Weeks to Cut Costs

Colorado School District Introduces 4-Day Weeks to Cut Costs

Hate Mondays? Maybe you should consider moving to Colorado. A school district in the Centennial State has cancelled school on Mondays in favor of a four-day school week. But Garfield-like attitudes is not...

Aug 18, 2018

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...

Aug 16, 2018

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...

Aug 12, 2018

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...

Aug 8, 2018

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...

Aug 1, 2018

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...

Jul 23, 2018

Schools Eye Facial Recognition Technology to Boost Security

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...

Jul 20, 2018

Common Goes Back to School to Help Teachers

Common Goes Back to School to Help 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...

Jul 9, 2018

NY School Silences First Black Valedictorian, Mayor Steps In

NY School Silences First Black Valedictorian, Mayor Steps In

The first black valedictorian at a New York high school has delivered his graduation speech at Rochester City Hall after saying he was banned from addressing his classmates at graduation last month. The...

What We're Doing

Join NBC4 in Supporting Our Schools! Click on the “Donate Here” button below and search your town or zip code to find schools in need near you.

You also can donate new backpacks and school supplies at one of two NBC4 Backpacks 4 Kids on-site collection days. Click here for more information.