Back to School Supply Kits for Students and Teachers Take the Pain Out of Shopping for Supplies

Does the thought of running around a supply store with your back to school lists in hand give you a headache? Want to make Back-to-School shopping a little less confusing? A little less expensive? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, we have something just for you! Chicago School Supply and […]

Back to School Checklist for Parents

It’s that time of year again! Depending on where you live, the 2011-2012 school year is just weeks (in some cases days) away and it is time for families to prepare to make that big shift from summer mode to back to school mode. When we shared these ten back to school tips for parents last […]

Mentoring Can Make the World of Difference to the Life of a Child

By Mike Ockrim, CEO Chicago School Supply Since July is National Make a Difference to a Child Month, I was inspired to volunteer for an organization committed to helping children find a successful path in life.  I did not have to look much further than my own back yard. When I discovered UCAN (short for […]

Chicago White Sox – Back to School Ticket Offer

Big news for Chicago area baseball fans! On Saturday, August 13, The Chicago White Sox are celebrating the beginning of the 2011/2012 school year with specially priced game tickets for all students, teachers, and staff. Don’t forget to stay for the post-game fireworks! Back to School Ticket Offer White Sox vs. Royals Saturday, August 13, 2011 7:10pm […]

Department of Education Announces Proposed Requirements for Race to the Top-Early Learning Grants

The Obama Administration recently published proposed competition criteria for the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge. The proposal outlines draft requirements, priorities, selection criteria, and definitions in accordance with the program’s purpose—to improve the quality of early childhood programs and close the kindergarten readiness gap for high-need children. Proposed criteria ask applicants to build successful […]

“Lock, Look, and Learn” to Keep Kids Safe in Water

Washington, D.C. – Safe Kids USA with support from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is coordinating a national public education effort to raise awareness with parents and caregivers about water safety for children and help prevent drowning and entrapment in pools and spas. Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death among children ages […]

July is National Make a Difference in Children Month

Ever wonder what would happen if every single adult in the U.S. took a few hours each month to support a program that supports the well-being of children? Perhaps you would choose to advocate for a child in an unstable environment; or a child in poor health; or one who is struggling with their academics; […]