21Jul2017

Working to keep the Arts in Public Schools

In 2009, Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) hit challenging times when deep budget cuts forced the district to end arts programs in many of its schools. Today, as many as half of the district’s schools have no full-time fine arts instructors, and many more have only one or two. Eliminating arts programs to save
  • 21 Jul, 2017
  • Jacob Schmitt
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21Jul2017

“Do Well By Doing Good”

At this point, you have probably heard the phrase “do well by doing good.” The real question is what does it mean? Why is it important? It comes from the B Lab, a nonprofit that certifies companies focused on positive social and environmental impact as B Corps. Essentially, it signifies a new kind of corporation.
  • 21 Jul, 2017
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14Jul2017

Detroit Uses Public Schools as Summer Fun Centers

Detroit’s recreation centers are the cornerstones of its community, providing children with access to resources such as sports programs and media centers during the summer. They are especially important in keeping kids off the streets in the summer, when they don’t have school to fill their days. Unfortunately, since 2006, severe budget cuts have forced
  • 14 Jul, 2017
  • Quinton Aguilera
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02Jul2017

Celebrating America’s 241st Birthday in the Classroom

Summer is an exciting time – with the long, sunny days and time off from school, it’s hard not to be in a good mood. This particular weekend, there is even more reason to celebrate: Tuesday is America’s 241st birthday! For many, the 4th of July will be spent with friends and family by the
  • 2 Jul, 2017
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30Jun2017

Storytelling Partnerships: How Advertisers Can Help School Districts

Rod Berger, Mind Rocket Media Group President & CEO, talked with Andrew Swinand, EFP Board Chairman and Leo Burnett North America CEO, about the advancements of education and media to further student success. With the growing connectivity in the world, it is creating opportunities between media and education. Click here to check out the great article
  • 30 Jun, 2017
  • Jacob Schmitt
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26Jun2017

Increasing Academic Success Through Engaging Summer Programs

For some students, summer is a time to rest, have fun, and play. Others, however, are preparing to hit the books once more and continue learning throughout these warmer months. Summer school is in session! Summer school programs are widely known to boost student achievement throughout the traditional school year. Not only do they help
  • 26 Jun, 2017
  • Daniel Thio
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22Jun2017

Positivity: The Key to Success

For decades, many companies have felt as though they have had to choose between making a profit and making a positive impact. This static mindset has created inefficient work environments that disregard the well-being of the employees and surrounding community. Fortunately, college students may have found the answer: positivity. According to the HuffPost, at the
  • 22 Jun, 2017
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20Jun2017

Modeling Our Schools After America’s Most Successful Companies

Over the last few years, technology giants have introduced significant philanthropic initiatives aimed at remaking the way K-12 students are taught and learn, using some of the proven techniques that have made their companies pillars of the American economy. “The involvement by some of the wealthiest and most influential titans of the 21st century amounts
  • 20 Jun, 2017
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30May2017

Warming Up To Summer

As the weather warms up, students are itching to get out of the classroom and spend time outside.  Fortunately for them, summer is right around the corner.  Summer plans can vary greatly from student to student.  Some students pursue internships like the ones we highlighted in a recent blog, ‘Starting Summer Off on the Right
  • 30 May, 2017
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24May2017

State Funding Formula Shortchanges Some Districts

In Freehold, New Jersey, 500 elementary school students spend the school day packed into one large classroom. There is not enough money for the district to build walls for separate classrooms. Each district is allocated funds according to the state school aid formula, but Freehold says it has received far less than the full share
  • 24 May, 2017
  • Sara Usry
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