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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  • budget challenges, education, education funding, Education Funding Partners, funding, school district funding, school funding, state aid,
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23May2017

Pursuing Equity in the Classroom and Community

It is said that education unlocks doors to opportunity. Yet, as long as the quality of learning varies based on neighborhood, race, or class, a policy of equity rather than equality may be the key to making an equal playing field. Committing to equity means ensuring that all students who need more support than others
  • 23 May, 2017
  • Lucy Melbinger
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  • education equity, education funding, Education Funding Partners, EFP, equality vs. equity, equity, equity pledge, reduced lunch programs, weekend lunch programs,
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12May2017

Illinois Budget Stalemate Forces Districts to Make Dire Decisions

It’s a fact of life for public school districts that there are many external factors that interrupt the  predictable, consistent school district funding that is so critical.  Click here to learn about how bipartisan budget disagreements in Illinois are delaying school-funding formulas and state aid payments to districts.  Education Funding Partners works with districts to
  • 12 May, 2017
  • Lucy Melbinger
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  • budget challenges, budget stalemate, Education Funding Partners, financial stress, funding, funding decreases, Illinois, state aid, sustainable revenue,
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11May2017

Teacher Appreciation Week

We have all had teachers who have made an impact on us. Teachers spend day in and day out in the classroom working to provide their students with opportunities to achieve and grow. Even outside of the classroom, teachers prepare lesson plans and brainstorm ways to engage their students and create a positive learning environment.
  • 11 May, 2017
  • Lucy Melbinger
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  • appreciation, Classroom, education, National PTA, students, Teacher Appreciation Week, teacher discounts, teachers,
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03May2017

Smart Internet Use, Smart Students

The internet is everywhere. Today’s students are growing up with smart phones in their hands, tablets on their nightstands, and laptops in their kitchens. The internet has become an integral part of how this generation understands the world and interacts with it. Students have endless information at the touch of their fingertips outside of typical
  • 3 May, 2017
  • Lucy Melbinger
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  • academic resources, Classroom, curriculum, education, Education Funding Partners, EFP, internet, online learning, productivity, students, teachers, time management,
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26Apr2017

The Magic of Prom Season

Spring is in the air! Snow has finally disappeared in most of the country. Along with the fresh spring air there’s a feeling of excitement as high school students prepare for prom season. For some students, prom planning started weeks before their April or May event dates. There is a lot that goes into planning the
  • 26 Apr, 2017
  • Lucy Melbinger
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  • family, financial challenge, high school, magic, memories, Prom, prom dress, prom theme, school districts, spring, students, support students, tuxedo,
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21Apr2017

Happy Earth Day!

Tomorrow is Earth Day and many school districts are using the global celebration as an opportunity to get outside and teach their students and commu­­nity members about how to be environmentally conscious individuals.  Students all over the country will be rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands dirty while planting trees, cleaning beaches, and
  • 21 Apr, 2017
  • Lucy Melbinger
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  • carbon footprint, community, Earth Day, education, environmentally-friendly, funding, Outdoor Learning, recycling, school districts, students, sustainability, water bottle station, water solutions,
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20Apr2017

Congratulations to the CCSSO National Teacher of the Year!

We all have a favorite teacher who made a difference in our lives. One who inspired us, who lit the proverbial light bulb in our head. There are so many incredible teachers, stimulating the best and brightest ideas in students across the country. Today the CCSSO (Council of Chief State School Officers) announced the 2017 National
  • 20 Apr, 2017
  • Lucy Melbinger
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  • CCSSO, Council of Chief State School Officers, education, Education Funding Partners, education support, educator, EFP, inspirational teaching, leadership, role model, student achievement, support education, Teacher of the Year, teachers,
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13Apr2017

Burnett’s Andrew Swinand: Race Is On for Shops to Beat Consultants

“The Core” is a new product that Leo Burnett has launched that offers a wide variety of capabilities but is aimed at creating more personalized content for clients. Click here to learn more about “The Core” in an Advertising Age article that interviewed Andrew Swinand, EFP Board Chairman and Leo Burnett North America CEO.
  • 13 Apr, 2017
  • Jacob Schmitt
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  • advertising, B Corp, B Corporation, Education Funding Partners, EFP, Leo Burnett, marketing sponsorship, online advertising, personalization, the core,
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06Apr2017

Going Green and Going Outdoors for Earth Month

April is Earth Month, and it is the perfect opportunity to get students outside and interacting with nature. At a time when children are spending more of their day indoors, it is more urgent than ever for schools to connect students with nature. Fostering good stewards of the earth starts at an early age. When
  • 6 Apr, 2017
  • Sara Usry
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  • Classroom, Community Awareness, community impact, Earth Day, Education Funding Partners, Education Outside, Environment, Nature Curriculum, Outdoor Learning,
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