A new survey of teachers sponsored by the Maryland State Education Association finds that 91 percent of teachers in Maryland use their own money for classroom supplies. In addition, more than 40 percent have a second job to make ends meet.
The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) released findings from tests on school supplies that confirmed the presence of asbestos in some brands of crayons, among other potentially harmful chemicals in popular back-to-school products.
Students and volunteers are working for the next three weeks to collect 15,000 backpacks and fill them with supplies for needy students ahead of the start of the school year in Prince George’s County on Sept. 4.
Want to give back to your community? Many school districts are holding school supply drives and fundraisers to help students start the school year on the right foot. Here’s how you can help.
Prince George’s County Schools wants to give local kids new school supplies to kick off the new school year. Here’s how you can register.
Prince George’s County Schools is challenging residents to get kids ready for the upcoming school year by collecting a whole lot of backpacks and other school supplies.
Only 19 percent of those recently surveyed said they planned to buy school supplies online. One reason why the annual shopping trip hasn’t gone digital? Buying that backpack might allow for some bonding time between parents and kids.
Another Operation Homefront backpack giveaway is planned for Saturday, Aug. 15 in Manassas, Virginia.
Parents aren\’t the only ones stocking on school supplies. Teachers reported spending several hundred dollars of their own money on supplies and instructional materials last school year.
Maryland and Virginia are giving shoppers a break on buying back-to-school supplies.
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