Sadly, teachers often have to dig into their own pockets to pay for essential school supplies. Next week (July 15 to 21), they'll get a little help from Target stores, where they'll get a 15% discount on select classroom supplies.

The company buried the announcement in a corporate blog about back-to-school shopping.

And teachers, take note: You can add a little extra sparkle to your classrooms, too! For the first time, Target’s offering teachers nationwide 15 percent off select classroom supplies, from pens, pencils, crayons and markers to classroom storage and organization and tissues, hand sanitizer and more, in stores and on Target.com July 15-21. Simply visit Target.com/teacherprep starting July 15 to share some quick details and grab your coupon code.

Target responded to a Facebook question about the inactive Teacher Prep link (in bold above) by stating that it will become active on July 15 and contain more details about the teacher discount and codes you'll need to be eligible.

Replying to another comment, Target's social media team said supplies for licensed child care providers will also be eligible for the discount.