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School Pride

Why School Spirit?

Stephanie Lam | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Stephanie Lam

"Don't go to the bookstore," an upperclassman cautioned me, "You're going to blow all your money on overpriced NYU stuff that you will never use." So I didn't. But maybe I should have.

College Football Kick-off: Time for Fans to Support Schools, Athletes

Bobby Bowden | Posted 10.29.2012 | Sports
Bobby Bowden

This week kicks off a new college football season, my favorite time of the year. So much hard work and dedication goes into preparing a team for that first game -- and for the fans, the start of college football brings a renewed pride in their school.

Did School Makeover Show Do More Harm Than Good In L.A.?

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Local school officials reluctantly allowed a reality television show onto campuses with promises of remodeling, then got stuck with a substandard pain...

What Teachers Really Want for Christmas

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

Surely they wouldn't mind some re-gifted tchochkies; after all, it's just a gesture, right? Turns out, they do mind.

Creating Chemistry

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

When my group of park friends set about fixing Nettelhorst, our neighborhood's underutilized and underperforming local school, the infrastructure team had a clear mandate: conjure up some chemistry on a budget of nothing. And fast.

Dancing with the Schools?

Ed Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ed Schmidt

I'm not sure we really need not another dancing/talent/survivor based reality show -- but I do know we need better schools!

Tony Danza Reminds me of... Me

Elory Rozner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Elory Rozner

Teach Tony Danza is not a rigorous investigation of our education system. But the show does a nice job spotlighting some of the complexities of teaching and the keen awareness students have of their learning environment.

Who's to Blame When we Fail our Students?

Ed Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ed Schmidt

Why are our nation's schools facilities falling down around our children? Let me ask you -- are you playing the blame game as well?

'My School Pride' Lets Schools Compete For New Computers

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

LOS ANGELES — NBC.com and Microsoft are offering an extreme computer makeover for one U.S. school. An online competition tied to NBC.com's "My ...

'School Pride' Celebrates What Matters

Ed Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ed Schmidt

When is a building not a building? When it's a school.

Don't Wait for Superman -- or a TV Reality Show -- to Rescue Your School (VIDEO)

Jacob Soboroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jacob Soboroff

A new show beginning this week lifts the "makeover" concept to a whole new level by helping ordinary Americans make a difference for public school students caught in dismal situations.

NBC's 'School Pride' Does Extreme School Makeovers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

NBC's "School Pride", a new series produced by "Curb Your Enthusiasm's" Cheryl Hines and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition's" Denise Cramsey, is transfo...

School Pride: Must See TV

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tamar Abrams

NBC's School Pride may have viewers rethinking the value of realty shows. It features Susie Castillo -- along with three others -- tackling the urgent need to give America's children safe and appealing schools in which to learn.

NBC's Fall 2010 NEW SHOWS (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

One of the reasons NBC cited for canceling "Law & Order" was a strong development slate for next season. Well, the network announced its fall schedul...