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The Best Deals for Teachers on Black Friday 2017

Contributed by Nicholas Prajka It shouldn’t come as a surprise that educators tend to show their passion for teaching even when they are outside the classroom. It comes out in little ways, like when you linger over a nicely illustrated children’s book or reflexively pick up a pack of Paper Mate Flair pens because it […]

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Thanksgiving 2017: The EFP Team Thanks Their Teachers

For students still in school, it’s easy to take a moment during Thanksgiving week to let a teacher know how much they appreciate what he or she does. For us adults, it’s a little more difficult. Our teachers no longer make up a large majority of our day-to-day life, and we no longer think about […]

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8 Years a B Corp: Looking Back at EFP’s Path to Now

After a rigorous recertification process, Education Funding Partners (EFP) is beyond thrilled to announce it will continue to be a proud B Corporation for at least the next two years, putting us at eight years in total as a certified B Corp. We are incredibly thankful to have received this distinction once again, and will […]

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5 Ways to Fend Off Negative Stress in Classrooms and Students

Contributed by Meghan Sullivan “Biology exam Friday, project due Monday, volleyball game Saturday morning.” Written in assignment notebooks across the nation, students’ to-do lists can seem never-ending and spark a great deal of stress. To make matters worse, a lack of sleep or a conflict at home could bring outside stress into the classroom as […]

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Beat the Monday Blues with these Motivating Classroom Routines

Contributed by Lauren Gabrio Entering a five-day work week after a relaxing weekend can give us all a case of the Monday blues. Starting the week on a positive note can be especially difficult for educators, since sometimes it feels like the work never really stops. It’s easy to go into Monday with a sluggish […]

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A Candy Bowl of Fun Activities for A School-Day Halloween

Something spooky this way comes! Halloween is a prime opportunity for schools to have fun with their students. But it can also be a good teaching opportunity, if you know where to look for the ideas. Our friends at Edmodo have really dug deep into the spirit of Halloween. They have been gathering tons of […]

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National Energy Awareness Month and STEM Education: How Both are Crucial to Our World’s Future

Contributed by Nicholas Prajka Improvements in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculums over the years has allowed our society to evolve rapidly. While some would argue that improving practices to become more productive and cost-efficient is most important to our society, we should acknowledge that the next step is to find more sustainable energy […]

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National Book Month: Here’s What Books Mean to the EFP Team

Books are imbued with an enduring kind of power. The stories they tell can stick with us for a lifetime. With that in mind, the EFP team is celebrating October’s National Book Month with a look back at books that have made a lasting impression on us. We thought about the books we read when […]

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10 Magnificent Quotes for Teachers on World Teacher’s Day

If we’re being truthful, every day should be a day where we celebrate the profession of teaching. But today in particular, teachers are in the forefront of our thoughts because Oct. 5 is World Teacher’s Day. What we owe to teachers is difficult to put into words, because words alone cannot capture the hours spent […]

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The Impact of Librarians on Your Students’ Reading

Some of the most fond memories from elementary school are from the days when class visited the school’s library. Getting a break to leave the classroom to become immersed in a book was the most enjoyable part of the day for so many students. Unfortunately, many children will not be able to create these memories […]

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