PGE Design: Onward and Upwards

Sometimes classrooms find us and they’re already structuring some element of their curriculum around product or project based learning. They just want to give those projects an opportunity to shine in the real world. Watching students transform a classroom project into a functioning business is seriously awe-inspiring, and…

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Student Spotlight: Destini of RocketTech! (Part #1)

Today’s student spotlight is on Destini, a high school senior and member of RocketTech, an EdCorp focused on web design and video production in Pandora, OH. Helping build an EdCorp has led Destini to challenge herself and develop some crucial real world skills. Suffering from social anxiety, Destini…

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Borton Garden Shop: Community Connection

Milo and Lotte are two of the second grade entrepreneurs behind the Borton Garden Shop in Tucson, AZ. We asked their teacher, Molly Reed, how her students’ business has connected them with their community. The results were pretty fantastic. Milo: The Borton Seed Fundraising project started from when…

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Packaging & Logo Design with Central Relaxation!

By: Emma & Quinn of Central Relaxation Finding the Perfect Packaging: My name is Emma and I am an eighth grader from our student-run business, Central Relaxation! We create organic and simple bath fizzles, body butter, cocoa butter, and lip balm. One thing my team learned when developing…

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A Brief Oral History of Wicked Focus: Helping Others and Ourselves

Zach Davis & Morgan During 2015-2016 school year, members of Dan Ryder and Chad Brackett’s Humanities class, a team-taught ninth grade English and Social Studies course at Mt. Blue Campus in Farmington, Maine, evolved a 3D printing design challenge into a classroom-based entrepreneurial business: WickedFocus.com. Wicked Focus designs…

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The Upstander Brand Launch a Podcast!

By: Garrett, Kennedy, Briar   The Upstander Brand out of Zachary, Louisiana focuses on promoting the idea of “the Upstander” – someone who does the right thing even when it’s a tough thing to do. They’re quite a creative bunch, and now they’ve launched their very own Podcast!…

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Building an EdCorp: A Parent's Point of View

Year one was such a blast! We're very fortunate to hear uplifting stories from teachers and students on a regular basis, but rarely do we get to see the impact of building a student-run business from a parent's point of view. Your daily dose of inspiration coming at you from Sugar Kids Beauty in Rome, GA!

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Google Features Wicked Soap Company!

Awesome news! Google recently visited Matt Martin and the Wicked Soap Company at High Tech High Media Arts to highlight their student-run business and all of the exciting ways that students have been engaged and inspired because of it.

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Jodie and Ashley, Allen Distinguished Educators!

All of our teachers building EdCorps in their classroom impress us with their hard work and ingenuity every day. Now, two of our incredible educators have a Paul Allen Distinguished Educator Award to show for it!

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