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5 Ideas for Making Fitness Part of Your School-Year Routine

Contributed by Meghan Sullivan Days at the beach, walks to the park, trips to the local zoo or museum – when it comes to summer, there are a number of ways to get our students out and about and to integrate a bit of physical activity into family fun. But when the summer sun starts to wane and the routine of a new school year sets in, kids’ activity levels start to decrease. Statistics from […]

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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 Education Funding Partners. In addition to working with school districts to continue supporting important school programs, EFP also formed partnerships […]

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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 learning about how to reduce their footprint. Some districts are even teaming up with large companies to host their Earth […]

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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 students know more about their environment they are more likely to feel connected to and protective of the land they […]

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