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Literary School Supplies for Book Lovers

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 09.12.2014 | Books

It's finally back-to-school shopping season!

The 'Artisanal' School Supplies List

Norine Dworkin-McDaniel | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Norine Dworkin-McDaniel

Great care was taken in choosing these school supplies to further your child's education and put him/her in a "ready to learn" state of mind, so we ask that you not deviate from this list when making your purchases. Some items may only be purchased at village cooperatives in the mountain regions of Asia, so plan accordingly as supplies may be limited.

Back-to-School Supplies With Heart

MeiMei Fox | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

For every Yoobi item purchased, the company contributes an item to a Classroom Pack, which contains essential school supplies. Together with their non-profit partner, the Kids In Need Foundation.

The Price I'll Gladly Pay For My Kids' Education

Audrey Hayworth | Posted 10.12.2014 | Parents
Audrey Hayworth

Most people complain about the cost of the school supplies they have to buy each year, or the amount of the supply fee they pay to the school. I witnessed such a complaint while shopping, and have been so disturbed since that I had to write about it.

Purple Marker Haze

Beth Bartlett | Posted 09.22.2014 | Comedy
Beth Bartlett

'Don't sniff the brown scented markers,' I whisper before I slip over to the next aisle, where padded binders in bold patterns await. In a few minutes, I feel a presence beside me. 'You want some good stuff?' I nod. 'Staples starts their clearance Saturday. 8 a.m.'

Smartening up About End-of-the-Year Teachers' Gifts

Laura Wellington | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Laura Wellington

Well, it's that time of year again, folks -- the time of year when parents grapple with what to get their children's teachers in appreciation for their year-long service.

Too Many Kids, Too Many Years In School? Recycle Those Supplies!

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

From Earth911's Maria Carter: Winter marks the halfway point in the school year — the perfect time to de-clutter cubbies and clean out lockers. ...

How to Save More Money on School Expenses

Women & Co | Posted 01.23.2014 | Money
Women & Co

School expenses don't just happen once a year. Even if you checked off every item on your kid's back-to-school shopping list, don't put away your wallet just yet.

Secret Van Surprises Teacher With $1,000 in School Supplies

Civil Beat | Alia Wong | Posted 10.03.2013 | Impact

HONOLULU - A van loaded with OfficeMax school supplies caught Kahaluu Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Lisa Nagatoshi by surprise on Tuesday. ...

Teachers In Hawaii Resort To Crowdfunding For School Supplies

Civil Beat | Posted 09.11.2013 | Parents

The following article is provided by Civil Beat. By Alia Wong Mrs. Romero really needs eight cushions so that her elementary school pupils don'...

Teachers Have it Rough... But Kids Are the Ones Who Suffer

Marc Joseph | Posted 11.03.2013 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Our dedicated teachers do what they do because they have a passion to help mold the future of this country, foster creativity in young people, develop character in students and help people lead productive lives.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - Going Back to School and Giving Back to Educators

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

I believe in the saying, "It takes a village to raise a child." Let's work together to be a close-knit village, ensuring all students have the items and materials they need to be successful.

71 Unconventional Back-To-School Products

Posted 08.26.2013 | HuffPost Home

HuffPost Home is proud to present a post from EcoFabulous -- be sure to check out their new home on HuffPost! Be smart about choices this year. Bac...

Why Back-To-School Time Makes Me Feel Nostalgic

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 10.23.2013 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

This will be the first in 25 years that none of my kids are going 'back to school.' They're all out of college now, have jobs, and though one is thinking of going on for some further training, it hasn't happened yet.

The ABCs of Back-to-School

Janie Emaus | Posted 10.20.2013 | Parents
Janie Emaus

A: The Aggravation that bubbles inside of you when you realize there are too many things that need to get done for that first day of school and not enough hours in which to do them.

Back to School Supply Drives for Older Youth

Sue Kerr | Posted 10.20.2013 | Impact
Sue Kerr

Our young LGBTQA youth (gay and straight for short) don't have family support and often don't have a place to live, but they are trying to continue with their education. So, child-sized backpacks and boxes of crayons aren't enough to get them on their way.

Time to $hop for $chool $upplies!

Greg Schwem | Posted 10.15.2013 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Greetings, parents! It's hard to believe the new school year is upon us. It seems like only yesterday your children left for vacation and we began our annual summer ritual of slashing budgets, eliminating gifted programs, firing art and music teachers.

28 Letters

Cory Zacker | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Cory Zacker

I read every one of those 28 letters feeling happy that I had helped supply brand new copies of a literary classic to students in need. But the more I read, the more I realized that it wasn't really about the material things.

Lawsuit Challenges Idaho School Fees As Unconstitutional

Posted 10.03.2012 | Education

Russell Joki, a former Idaho school district superintendent, filed suit Monday against the state of Idaho and its school districts, alleging public sc...

Top 3 Destinations for Back-to-School Bargains Online

Women & Co | Posted 08.01.2013 | Parents
Women & Co

You thought you were finished with back-to-school shopping, but now that classroom doors have opened, perhaps you've discovered you've missed a few things. Here's where to get them!

The 5 WORST Things About Going Back to School

Babble.com | Posted 11.13.2012 | Parents
Babble.com

I can't believe summer is basically over! It feels like vacation just started, and yet here we are at back-to-school time once again.

A Locker Chandelier?

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 10.29.2012 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

Thanks to some exceptional pre-tween marketing, Katie now views the locker as an "extension of her style." She's 7.

Scary Stuff in School Supplies

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 10.27.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

A recent study from the Center for Health, Environment & Justice found harmful levels of phthalates in 20 popular back-to-school products including backpacks, lunchboxes, binders and rain gear.

School Supplies For Poor Kids Stolen In Maine

AP | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education

AUBURN, Maine — A charity says school supplies that went missing before they could be given to poor Maine students weren't stolen after all. Un...

9 In 10 Teachers Use Own Money To Buy Essentials For Students

Posted 08.23.2012 | Education

Many teachers routinely spend money out of their own pockets on necessity items for their students, according to a nationwide survey conducted by Adop...