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Crayola Thanks Thousands of Beloved Teachers Across America

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In 1903, Crayola co-founders Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith created the first box of crayons. Alice Binney, Binney’s wife and a former schoolteacher, named the new crayons “Crayola.” 

In 2018, Crayola chose to celebrate its 115th birthday by paying homage to its legacy and thanking teachers for all they do. As a result, its Thank A Teacher initiative collected more than 300,000 thank-yous for teachers.

Booz Allen’s Terry McBride: Making Back to School More Inclusive for All

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In its National School Climate Survey, GLSEN, a national advocacy group for LGBTQ+ youth in schools, found that 70% of LGBTQ+ students experienced verbal harassment at school because of their sexual orientation. And 35% of respondents said they missed at least one day of school in the month prior to taking the survey because they felt unsafe there.

Back to School Month: School Supplies, Health and Hunger, and Safety

Build bright futures for students now and all year long!
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As summer draws to a close, students of all ages - from preschool to college - and their teachers are heading back as a new school year begins. Back to school month is about so much more than school supplies though.

Chef Cat Cora Shares Her Tips on How Busy Families Can Incorporate Healthy Eating Into Their Lifestyles

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Iron Chef Cat Cora has six boys at home and somehow manages to make nutritious food a centerpiece in their busy lives. Cora has helped her kids discover the joys of healthy eating for themselves, and has teamed with Aramark to share her tips for how other busy families can incorporate healthy eating into their lifestyles.  

Enroll Your Family in Healthy Habits With Aramark and the American Heart Association

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Kicking off with healthy habits at the start of the school year encourages the whole family to achieve a smooth transition back-to-school, that can last the whole year. Aramark connected with the American Heart Association’s Linda Van Horn, a Registered Dietician and Professor of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, who recommended six simple strategies to help kids jump into back-to-school mode, with habits that will help them succeed both in and out of the classroom.

20,000+ Young People Are Leading the Way to Make Their Communities Healthier With Get HYPE Philly!

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Philly students go back to school – and back to Get HYPE Philly!  This is the third year of our GSK IMPACT Grant with a collective of 10 nonprofits that are engaging youth as leaders in underserved Philadelphia neighborhoods to promote health through urban agriculture, healthy eating, physical activity and entrepreneurship.  Hear what recent graduate and youth leader, Lacretia, has to say about her experience and visit www.gethypephilly.org to see the full video!

Students Benefit From a Better Learning Environment

Schools and non-profit organizations benefit from an office furniture redistribution program where company donations revitalize classrooms, reduce waste and help the environment.
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Back to school time for many students often means new clothes and supplies. For the students and staff of the Monessen School District – a small, urban public school district south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – returning to school also means upgraded classrooms and facilities with new desks, chairs and bookcases.

Lunchbox Inspiration for Adding Fair Trade to Your Back to School Routine

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On average, parents will pack over 170 lunches for their child in one school year. That's a lot of sandwhiches! With the help of Fair Trade, you can turn every single one of those lunches into an opportunity to improve the world, and support the people who make our food.

To help get you inspired, we've teamed up with some friends to highlight a few fun ways to add Fair Trade Certified goodies to your kid's lunchbox.

Belle Heth Builds New Thinkabit Inspired Lab

By Alex Doiron, Radford News Journal
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The school has been implementing new technology such as Chromebooks for each student and new robotics. One of the new additions to the elementary is the Qualcomm inspired Thinkabit Lab. There are only two Thinkabit labs in the entire country and the school is working over the summer to have their inspired lab ready for the school year.

Half of US Parents Skip Back-to-School Eye Exams for Their Children, Survey Says

Survey reveals parents’ confusion about when and how often kids should visit the eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam
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August 10, 2017 ​/3BL Media/ - As much as 80 percent of learning a child does is visual, with children spending most of the school day reading, looking at a blackboard, and using laptops and tablets. However, come back-to-school season, parents overlook one of the most critical learning tools – their child’s eyes.

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