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8 Brands You Didn’t Know Could Help Your School Fundraise

By Christine Dickson Google any company or brand along with the words “corporate social responsibility,” and more often than not you’ll find descriptions of how the company is giving back to their community. Education is one of the most popular categories for brands to contribute to, either monetarily or through volunteerism. Whether it’s sponsoring nonprofits, donating products to charities, or partnering with organizations to create their own philanthropic foundations, companies use a variety of tactics […]

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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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How to Make Mental Wellness a Priority for Students: National Mental Health Month

Contributed by Aleksandra Grabowski The time is now to address mental health in schools. The statistics of the past decade have indicated that there’s a veritable crisis for students at every grade level. A report from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that as many as 1 in 5 children in the nation suffer from a mental disorder. With school being a major stressor in many students’ lives, it only makes sense […]

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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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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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How to Spark Student Creativity in the New Year

Contributed by Katia Podtynov Usually, when you think of the month of January, things like holiday recovery, New Year’s resolutions and going back to school come to mind. Well, surprise! It also happens to be International Creativity Month, a time to celebrate creativity all around the world. Creativity is beneficial to all ages as a way to relieve stress and improve mood, but it is especially important for K-12 students because it helps develop brain function. […]

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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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National Book Month: Here’s What Books Mean to the EFP Team

Books are imbued with an enduring kind of power. The stories they tell can stick with us for a lifetime. With that in mind, the EFP team is celebrating October’s National Book Month with a look back at books that have made a lasting impression on us. We thought about the books we read when we were in school — the ones that opened our eyes to new perspectives, taught us valuable lessons or that captured […]

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