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5 Ways to Make the World Cup a Learning Opportunity for Kids

Contributed by Quinton Aguilera A prospective 211 countries and territories, from ones as large as China to ones as small as Gibraltar, go through months of grueling qualification and gameplay for a chance to make it to the prestigious FIFA World Cup, a global event that draws in 3.5 billion people. As exciting as the sporting aspects of the event are, there’s a lot more to the World Cup than just goals and medals. What […]

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Rethinking Museum Visits: Issues of Representation and Accessibility

Contributed by Aleksandra Grabowski Longtime favorite destinations for school field trips and educational outings, museums play a critical role in an expansive, interactive curriculum. But looking between the marble columns, we uncover the thinly veiled, unsettling pasts of museums, along with their ongoing troublesome practices. Marvel’s recent blockbuster Black Panther was seen by millions across the country, and a scene in it brought to light questions about how museums obtain the objects they display. It’s high time […]

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How To Teach Black History Beyond February

Contributed by Maya Corrin As we begin the month of March, many people are ready to forget the cold, dark days of February. However, one integral part of February should not be forgotten — black history. While February formally commemorates this essential history, black history should be, and easily can be, acknowledged and incorporated into school curriculum all year round. The History of Black History Month Carter G. Woodson, a black public school teacher, began […]

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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 regardless of age, occupation or nationality. The event itself is full of history and yet also an inextricable part of […]

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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 of these high-paid celebrities could be a lesser known role model — your child’s music teacher. The Recording Academy and […]

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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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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 to gain through the first half of the year. For example, studies have proven that students’ reading skills regress, some […]

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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 these three giants was founded and led by a person with a penchant for computer science. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Google’s […]

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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 contains colors you don’t have yet. Whether they plan for it or not, teachers spend their own money on their […]

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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 use it as just another big motivator to continue to do well by doing good. The B Corp certification process […]

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