School Supplies

Joe Messa of Messa & Associates, founder of the Back to School Bash and Backpack Giveaway. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Back To School Backpack Giveaway Gets Students Ready For The Year With Free School Supplies

Children who might not otherwise be able to afford new school supplies were given a backpack full of goodies to get them ready for the year.

08/23/2014

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Philadelphia Nonprofit, Newspaper Collecting Office Supplies For Needy Schools

This drive, by Global Citizen and the publisher of the Inquirer and Daily News, seeks donations of basic office supplies for Philadelphia schools.

09/25/2013

(The back-to-school sale signs are already up at many area retailers.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Back-To-School Shopping in July? Sure, Say Retailers and Some Parents

Even though it’s July, retailers are already advertising their back-to-school items.

07/26/2013

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Blog: 5 Easy Ways to Save on School Supplies

By Jim Donovan:  The new school year is more than a month away, but back-to-school sales are already in full swing.  To get real steals on school and office supplies, shoppers should hit stores during […]

07/24/2013

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School Supplies Expected To Hit The Shelves Earlier This Year

Many area schools have only been on summer break for a month, but back to school ads are already in full swing.

07/16/2013

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DIY School Supplies Just In Time For Back To School

Jazzing up school supplies is a fun project for you and your kids before the school year starts. Stir up their artistic natures and create some one-of-a-kind gear together!

07/15/2013

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Buy The Right Backpack

When shopping for your kids, there are many backpack styles to choose from. Get one that distributes the weight across the back equally – usually one with two straps that are padded.

08/28/2012

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Parents, Students Shop For Uniforms As New School Year Approaches

For many parents and students, back to school shopping means buying uniforms and the accessories.

08/23/2012

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Pay Attention To Your Child’s Backpack

One of the most important decisions a parent or student can make before the start of the school year is to select the best back pack for school books.

08/05/2011

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Part 1: The Cost of School Clothes and Uniforms

How do you get everything you need for your child without spending a small fortune, especially now that many Philadelphia public and charter schools, like area Catholic schools, require students to wear uniform clothing?

07/29/2011

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Part 2: A Teacher’s Advice On School Supplies

A School District of Philadelphia educator offers some advice for parents who are already eyeing the “back to school” supply displays at local store.

07/29/2011

(Gina Gorski of Northeast Philadelphia and her five kids, in 2011 photo.  Credit: Michelle Durham)

Part 3: A Mother of Five Shares Her Tricks

Gina Gorski’s children are fourteen, ten, nine, five, and three years old. How does she do it?

07/29/2011

European Union Promotes Child Nutrition

Green Living For The School Year

Going back to school is a time for change. Here are some ways to change your habits and help the planet this school year.

07/13/2011

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