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Bring the Olympics to School with Books, Lessons and Conversation

New American role models will be created with the commencement of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Incredible feats of athleticism will inspire global fascination and broken records will stoke the fires within the next generation of Olympians. Indeed, the Olympics are one of the few worldwide events that capture the attention of almost everyone everywhere […]

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What the Annual Grammy Awards Can Teach Us About Music Education

Contributed by Maya Corrin The 60th Annual Grammy Awards will air Sunday night on CBS — an evening of glamor, celebrity, and celebration. Walking the red carpet will be some of the biggest stars in music and, likely, many of the musical talents that your students look up to. However, in the midst of all […]

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How to Spark Student Creativity in the New Year

Contributed by Katia Podtynov Usually, when you think of the month of January, things like holiday recovery, New Year’s resolutions and going back to school come to mind. Well, surprise! It also happens to be International Creativity Month, a time to celebrate creativity all around the world. Creativity is beneficial to all ages as a way […]

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The Best of 2017’s Education Technology

Contributed by Meghan Sullivan The time is ripe for season’s greetings and long-held family traditions, but amidst the excitement and cheer a new year brings, the ending of another also presents a great opportunity to look back and reflect on the highlights of 2017. This year has been one of exciting growth and development for […]

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7 Ways to Keep Every Kind of Student Engaged Over Winter Break

Teachers and students alike reach winter break with a sense of relief. Finally, a break from homework, critical thinking and long days! However, for teachers that relief is eventually replaced by nervousness. Without the every day routines and academic assignments that school provides, students start to gradually lose the knowledge they’ve been working so hard […]

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Computer Science Education Week 2017: Cracking the Code for a Brighter Tomorrow

Contributed by Meghan Sullivan What do Amazon, Google and Netflix have in common? If you said that these three companies are technology giants providing people with digital platforms that have become embedded in our daily lives, you’d certainly be right. But beyond where these companies are today, they also share remarkably similar beginnings — each of […]

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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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