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7 Easy Ways for Your Classroom & Students to Give Back this Holiday Season

By Christine Dickson For those who are happy and healthy, the holiday season is certainly the most wonderful time of the year. Full of vacation time, family gatherings, food, and presents, the holidays seem to pack everything we enjoy the most about life into the span of a couple months. And the magic and happiness we experience as adults is only magnified for kids. Unfortunately, not everyone in our communities is blessed with full tables […]

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Education Funding Partners Honored by B Lab as Both Best For Customers and Best For Governance

Education Funding Partners was recognized today as a company creating the most positive overall impact on its customers and for creating powerful governance structures to protect its company mission based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the nonprofit B Lab. Honorees are featured on B the Change, the digital Medium publication produced by B Lab, at bthechange.com/bestfortheworld. Education Funding Partners is honored in both the Best For Customers list and Best for Governance list, […]

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If We Have to Prep for Tests, Let’s Make it Fun and Meaningful

Contributed by Meghan Sullivan Questioning is a form of teaching as ancient as Socrates. When it comes to the implications and complexities of the topics people encounter, learning is fostered by the critical thinking that questions promote. The Socratic method was, and still is, instrumental in developing a framework for understanding important concepts. A more formal presentation of this questioning mechanism has solidified itself in American education system. With spelling pre-tests on Monday, question-based homework […]

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Teachers are Suffering: An Educator’s Advice on How to Improve our Dire Situation

Contributed by Thomas Boyer How can teachers keep up with the increasing demands of the current education system? According to Gregg Garn, Dean of the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education, they cannot. Limitations — such as graduating teacher salaries being 12 percent less than the average college graduate, and state budgets refusing to change a broken system — stifle teachers in their efforts to impact the education system and school communities. Currently, teachers are striking across the country including Garn’s […]

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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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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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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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Thanksgiving 2017: The EFP Team Thanks Their Teachers

For students still in school, it’s easy to take a moment during Thanksgiving week to let a teacher know how much they appreciate what he or she does. For us adults, it’s a little more difficult. Our teachers no longer make up a large majority of our day-to-day life, and we no longer think about our time in school anymore. And yet, in many unnoticed ways, the things our teachers instilled in us still remain […]

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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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