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July 20, 2024 at 9:46 PM

Sales tax holidays provide savings on back-to-school items

Several states are offering tax-free periods for school-related purchases, according to the Federation of Tax Administrators.
July 20, 2024 at 9:46 PM
In this July 27, 2022, file photo, a parent shops for school supplies deals at a Target store in North Miami, Fla.
July 20, 2024 at 2:34 PM

Summer back-to-school shopping tips

ABC News' Alexis Christoforous is here with her homework on finding the best bargains.
July 20, 2024 at 2:34 PM
VIDEO: Summer back-to-school shopping tips
1 year ago

How to prepare kids for new school year

An expert has tips and tricks on how to get students ready for the school year during the stressful season.
1 year ago
VIDEO: How to prepare kids for new school year
1 year ago

Quick and easy back-to-school meals

Catherine McCord, author of “Meal Prep Magic,” shares some quick, easy and delicious ideas for back-to-school meals for the whole family.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Quick and easy back-to-school meals
1 year ago

Back-to-school lunch hacks

Experts explain how to make sure your kids eat the lunches you pack for school.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Back-to-school lunch hacks
1 year ago

The best backpacks for back-to-school season

"GMA" lifestyle contributor Lori Bergamotto takes a look at the best backpacks for the new school year.
1 year ago
VIDEO: The best backpacks for back-to-school season
1 year ago

New warning on back-to-school season

The National Retail Federation says spending could total $24 billion more than last year.
1 year ago
VIDEO: New warning that this back-to-school season could be the most expensive
1 year ago

Experts warn of expensive back-to-school shopping season

The National Retail Federation projects a $24 billion jump in back-to-school shopping this year but ABC News' Becky Worley has some tips on how to save.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Experts warn of expensive back-to-school shopping season
1 year ago

Teacher posts viral 'school supply rant' with advice for parents

"The more basic you go, the more your child's teacher will appreciate it."
1 year ago
VIDEO: 1st grade teacher shares do's and don'ts of school supply shopping
1 year ago

Save on back-to-school supplies with tax-free holidays

With the school year around the corner, see which states will offer tax-free purchases.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Save on back-to-school supplies with tax-free holidays
1 year ago

Get teacher discounts to save big for back to school and beyond

Class is almost back in session and retailers from Target to Amazon are offering educators exclusive discounts.
1 year ago
A back to school sign is seen in this undated stock photo.
1 year ago

Where to find back-to-school deals

ABC News business reporter Alexis Christoforous shares where to shop to get the biggest bargain for your buck.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Where to find back-to-school deals
2 years ago

Health warning on harmful chemicals in school uniforms

Millions of school children in the U.S. and Canada may have been exposed to high levels of potentially harmful substances known as PFAS, which are found in stain-repellant clothing.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Health warning on harmful chemicals in school uniforms
2 years ago

Teachers open up about classroom safety as new school year begins

Three months after the Uvalde school shooting, teachers reflect on safety plans and preparing for unknown dangers in the classroom as a new school year kicks off.
2 years ago
Teachers Kelsey Vidal and Andrew Montzingo share classroom safety tips via TikTok videos.
2 years ago

Teacher shortages hamper start of school year across the country

A shortage of teachers brought on by a host of factors, including burnout, low pay and politicization of their curriculum, is leaving many school systems desperate for educators.
2 years ago
VIDEO:  Teacher shortages hamper start of school year across the country
2 years ago

Best back-to-school sales: Shop Old Navy, JCPenney and more

Shop backpacks, clothing, shoes and more for back-to-school season.
2 years ago
Students board a school bus in New Lennox, Ill. in an undated stock image.
2 years ago

Seattle public school teachers expected to strike on 1st day of school

Many students in the district were expected to stay home as teachers continue negotiations over pay, staffing and other issues.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Seattle public school teachers expected to strike on 1st day of school
2 years ago

Mother shares message of kindness in back-to-school post

Her 15-year-old daughter was feeling nervous all summer about her first day of high school.
2 years ago
Lucy Cook, 15, at a high school football game in Gilbert, Arizona.
2 years ago

Last-minute back-to-school savings

ABC News’ contributor Becky Worley rounds up the sales to help you save on everything from supplies to footwear.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Last-minute back-to-school savings
2 years ago

Tips for easy back-to-school shopping

GMA lifestyle contributor Lori Bergamotto shares tips for getting the best deals on back-to-school supplies.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Tips for easy back-to-school shopping
2 years ago

'Hack To School' tips and tricks on how to shop S.M.A.R.T

"Good Morning America" contributor Lori Bergamotto shares back-to-school hacks to make your mornings run a little smoother.
2 years ago
Denver Public School students at Ellis Elementary School follow their 1st grade teacher Megan Westmore to her classroom for the  return of the 2022-23 school year, Aug. 22, 2022, in Denver.
2 years ago

Teacher's viral video shows before and after of a classroom

The teacher shared on TikTok what it took to get her classroom ready for students.
2 years ago
An elementary school teacher in Florida shared videos on TikTok showing her classroom before and after she prepared it for students.
2 years ago

School nurses share 5 tips to keep kids healthy at school

Millions of children across the country are starting a new school year.
2 years ago
2 years ago

Sweet pencil affirmations are the simple, loving hack parents need

A teacher's pencil post goes viral.
2 years ago
Teacher Amanda Cox shared this photo of pencils one of her students got from his mom.
2 years ago

Time for back-to-school shopping

Lifestyle expert Zara Terez Tisch has tips for parents to save money while getting kids ready for a new school year.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Time for back-to-school shopping
2 years ago

30 Backpacks to head back to school in style

Backpacks at every price point for back-to-school season.
2 years ago
A group of elementary school kids run towards school in an undated stock photo.
2 years ago

Mom's 1st day of school photo is funny because it's true

Back-to-school photos look different this year.
2 years ago
Julie Burton's daughters on their first day of school.
2 years ago

Mom of 4 shares her top money-saving and time-saving back-to-school hacks

Shannon Doherty, the mom behind "At Home With Shannon," shares her back-to-school hacks to start your kids' school years on the right note.
2 years ago
Shannon Doherty, a mom of four, loves to share her mom hacks on her "At Home With Shannon" TikTok and Instagram pages.
2 years ago

Former national teacher of the year's tips to help kids go from summer to school

National Teacher of the Year Juliana Urtubey addresses learning loss and tips for parents on how to help kids have a good school year.
2 years ago
National teacher of the year Juliana Urtubey speaks to a student as he eats lunch.
2 years ago

Win back to school with these 5 creative 1st-day ideas

Bus stop brunch to vision boards: Here are 5 traditions we love.
2 years ago
A t-shirt is a great first day of school keepsake.
2 years ago

How schools are trying to address the national teacher shortage

As students get ready to go back to school, a national teacher shortage has school districts and administrators scrambling.
2 years ago
2 years ago

These 10 back-to-school uniform essentials are all under $25

Retailers like Old Navy, J. Crew, GAP and more are offering discounted prices on uniform essentials
2 years ago
Old Navy's Back-to-school kid's styles.
2 years ago

Back-to-school costs are skyrocketing. How to save with tax-free holidays and more

School supplies are skyrocketing amid inflation. Here's how to save in multiple states with tax-free holidays.
2 years ago
An empty classroom is seen in an undated stock photo.
2 years ago

8 picks from shopDisney's back-to-school collection

ShopDisney's back-to-school selections are sure to send your kids back to the classroom in style.
2 years ago
shopDisney back to school products.
3 years ago

Back-to-school items to shop for in Labor Day sales

With back-to-school shopping expected to hit a record-high this year, you can score major discounts on everything from electronics to elementary school staples ahead of Labor Day weekend.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Back-to-school items to shop for in Labor Day sales
3 years ago

4 tips to help ease kids' back to school anxiety

One in five kids in the U.S. has experienced anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic.
3 years ago
Students walk to class for the first day of school at Tustin Ranch Elementary School in Tustin, Calif., Aug. 11, 2021.
3 years ago

Shop Good Housekeeping's top-rated picks for supplies for back to school

From organization to carriers and more, Good Housekeeping has recommended some of the best back-to-school supplies for the new year and "GMA" knows where to get them.
3 years ago
A boy with back to school supplies.
3 years ago

How an epidemiologist plans to send his kids back to school amid COVID-19 surge

Dr. John Brownstein is a Boston Children's Hospital epidemiologist and father of two.
3 years ago
Dr. John Brownstein poses with his 10-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter.
3 years ago

What to make for school lunch? Easy pizza pockets perfect for any lunchbox

Just a Taste food blogger Kelly Senyei has a simple cheesy chicken pizza pocket recipe that's great for back to school.
3 years ago
Easy cheesy chicken pizza pockets.
3 years ago

Why teachers are putting stickers on their faces during remote learning

"Sometimes I feel like I’m just talking to myself or teaching to a blank screen."
3 years ago
Diane Moon, 27, a middle school math teacher in Illinois, uses stickers to engage her students during remote learning.
4 years ago

These dads are building desks for students at home

The desks cost just $40 and take around one hour to make.
4 years ago
Desks by Dads co-founder Al Berrellez makes a desk for a student learning at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
4 years ago

With teachers hard to find, parents step in as substitutes to keep schools operating

A teacher shortage that existed prior to the pandemic is a nationwide issue.
4 years ago
Lisa Ursy with her partner, Meredith, and their two children.
4 years ago

How students around the world are returning back to school amid COVID-19

A new study from the University of Washington took a look at how schools around the world reopened amid COVID-19.
4 years ago
South Koreans wear masks and sit according to social distancing as a preventive measure against the coronavirus at Seokyeong University playground on April 25, 2020 in Seoul.
4 years ago

Free lunch may not be enough to aid hunger as pandemic impacts food security in US

How back-to-school during the pandemic has highlighted food disparities, access issues and more as the USDA extends free lunch.
4 years ago
A student picks up a free individually bagged lunch in the cafeteria during the first day of school at Stamford High School on Sept. 08, 2020, in Stamford, Conn.
4 years ago

Teacher goes viral with post featuring her neurotypical classroom

"I honestly thought I was saying something that everyone already knew," Karen Blacher told "Good Morning America."
4 years ago
Karen Blacher is a teacher from New York.
4 years ago

Teacher's tearful selfie video reveals struggles of online teaching amid COVID-19

Terry Kinder, a seventh grade civics teacher at Bellview Middle School in Bellview, Florida, recorded herself on Sept. 10 while sitting in her car before class.
4 years ago
Terry Kinder, a 7th grade civics teacher at Bellview Middle School in Bellview, Florida, recorded herself on Sept. 10 while sitting in her car before class. She eventually shared the footage on Facebook along with an open letter, in hopes her district would make changes regarding technology difficulties, standardized testing and students' workloads.
4 years ago

These parents of 7 win homeschooling in viral video

A Phoenix, Arizona family of nine viral video about the ABCs.
4 years ago
The Cheatham family makes homeschooling fun in viral video.
4 years ago

A 4th grade teacher has built her own, outdoor classroom amid COVID-19

With help from her family, Lindsey Earle, of Prairie Hill Waldorf School in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, built a structure for the 13 students in her class.
4 years ago
With help from her family, Lindsey Earle, of Prairie Hill Waldorf School in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, built an outdoor structure for the 13 students in her class amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
4 years ago

This book helps kids cope with virtual school jitters

First-time author Emma Fliehman wrote “Virtual: My First Day of Online School” to help address fears and anxiety over online learning.
4 years ago
VIDEO: This book helps kids cope with virtual school jitters
4 years ago

Photographer celebrates students' unique back-to-school plans with photo shoot

Beth DeMund, 33, took on a new role as school photographer.
4 years ago
Beth DeMund's 3-year-old daughter Emma.