Back To School

This weekend marks the State of North Carolina’s annual tax free weekend. While many out there are already in school or are far from heading back, for the folks of North Carolina, this is time for serious back-to-school shopping to get ready for school. So I thought I’d take some time to share some back-to-school items with you from Lenovo Education.

  • Lenovo will be donating a portion of its web sales during this back-to-school period to the NC Science Olympiad. Defunded in recent budget cuts, the Science Olympiad is an important part of STEM education initiatives in North Carolina. We hope that you’ll consider this if you are purchasing a computer this week. Even if your plans don’t include purchasing a computer, consider taking some of those tax savings and contributing to this or any other worthy organization recently impacted by the economy.
  • To celebrate the start of school, we will be launching a new weekly feature on Lenovo Blogs, Teacher Tip Tuesdays. Starting August 16, each Tuesday we will have tips and ideas for the classroom and beyond. We’ll be inviting and welcoming guest authors to share as well.
  • This year, Lenovo sponsored Katie Jiang as a Kenan Fellow through North Carolina State University. During the summer she has been examining Theory Meets Practice: A Teacher’s Reality while exploring Lenovo and traveling to China. Soon, Katie will be returning to her K-1 Dual-Language classroom at Glenwood Elementary School in Chapel Hill. Throughout the year, she will be visiting with us and sharing how her work at Lenovo and her Kenan Fellowship has shaped her teaching.

As with many of you, things are certainly getting busy around here as Back-To-School season is upon us.