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How Celebrities are Making a Difference, One Educational Program at a Time

Contributed by Katia Podtynov Whether it’s on stage, the field or the screen, celebrities have a way of making us believe in the “magic” they bring into the world. They have the power to bring communities together and inspire passion among populations. U.S. celebrities have made a name for themselves not only through their respective talents but also in the education sector. There have been many that have helped make a difference in the lives […]

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10 Inventive Reading Nooks to Cultivate a Love of Reading

It’s an unspoken golden rule in education that reading is the most important skill to develop in all students. Reading is not only how students access information across all other subjects, it is how students continue to learn past the classroom, past elementary school, past childhood and past college. Because even as adults, reading is one of the primary ways we learn new things. Unfortunately, developing a child’s interest in reading isn’t easy. Now more […]

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EFP Honored by B Corp for the Fifth Straight Year

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For 2017 As Best for Customers for Creating Most Positive Impact for Customers and Best for Workers for Creating Most Positive Impact for Employees. Evaluated by Comprehensive B Impact Assessment September 12, 2017: CHICAGO, IL Today, Education Funding Partners (EFP) was recognized as being among the companies creating the most positive overall impact on its customers and for its employees based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the nonprofit B Lab. Honorees are featured […]

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West and Education Funding Partners to Drive Revenue for School Districts with Innovative EFP adNet Tool

SchoolMessenger - EFP

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA, September 06, 2017 — West and Education Funding Partners (EFP) today announced a partnership that will give West’s SchoolMessenger Presence website customers a turnkey funding solution through EFP adNet. The tool programmatically serves digital advertising which is seamlessly displayed on school district and school websites. Since 2010, EFP has developed and managed marketing partnerships between the K-12 public school community and top U.S. corporations that generate sustainable new revenue for districts. This […]

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Starting Summer Off on the Right Foot

For most high school students, summer is about sleeping in, the beach, hanging out with friends, and most importantly, no homework. However, no school doesn’t mean summer can’t be a great time to learn. Many high schoolers take advantage of their free time to earn some cash, volunteer, attend an academic or sports-focused camp, or explore a career path. The learning that happens outside the classroom is as important as the learning that happens inside […]

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Reading Awareness Month – Making the Most of Our Words

Words matter. We use them to order a burger at a restaurant, to greet a stranger on the street, and to ask to borrow a pencil. Words have power. We use them to define human rights, to construct government constitutions, and to defend justice in court. We talk with words, we write with words, we read with words. Unfortunately, words are not equally employed by people of different socio-economic classes in the United States. Studies […]

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Prince William County (VA) Schools Receives $300,000 in new STEM Equipment from Local C&A Scientific

What began as a discussion of picking up a carfull of unused science equipment from a local company turned into a windfall for the close to 90,000 students in the Prince William County (VA) Schools. A great example of the power and impact of community engagement and partnership, PWCS and its SPARK Education Foundation were the beneficiaries of a $300,000 donation of new scientific equipment and supplies from C&A Scientific, a small, family-run Manassas, VA […]

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Making Some Noise for Music Education

The month of March is Music In Our Schools Month® or “MIOSM®”, the National Association of Music Education (NAfME) annual celebration which engages music educators, students, and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in schools. Music In Our Schools Month® began as a single statewide Advocacy Day and celebration in New York in 1973 and grew over the decades to become a nationwide month-long celebration of school […]

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Power of Public – Celebrating Texas Public Schools

In honor of today being Texas Independence Day, we have the great opportunity to highlight the significance of this day in the public education arena. In 1836, Texas gained independence from Mexico. About a decade later, Texas joined the United States in 1845. What many do not know, is that this historical event significantly impacted public education in the state of Texas. After being admitted into the Union, Texas State Constitution advocated for public schools […]

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The Power of Brand Sponsorships as Funding Solutions

Earlier this week at the 2017 TSPRA Conference in Galveston, Karen Hanson and Suzy Williams (EFP District Outreach Team), took part in the annual event with School District Communications Directors from across the state of Texas.  While at the conference, Williams was interviewed by KTOR “On My Bay Area Radio” regarding the effect of severe budget cuts that have hit districts across the nation. Williams provided insight into the intersection of funding and education by […]

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