Student Spotlight: Chestin’s Helping Out the Family Business

Today’s Student Spotlight is all about Chestin, CEO of Central Designz out of Central Academy in Toledo. With teacher Michele Williams at the helm, Central Designz makes t-shirts and bracelets to raise awareness of student related issues like bullying. Chestin and his classmates worked together to figure out…

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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! Jodie Woodruff of The Met (Providence, RI) and Ashley Greenway of Elm…

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Your Daily Dose of Inspiration with Wicked Soap Co.!

It’s no secret that the Wicked Soap Co. out of High Tech High holds a special place in our hearts. Matt Martin let us pilot the platform in his classroom, and it’s been super exciting to watch their company grow. As we near the end of the school…

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Student Spotlight: Destini of RocketTech! (Part #2)

We love to help students flex their philanthropic muscles. Social giving and bettering their communities with revenue generated from their EdCorps provides students with an opportunity to see their hard work pay off in a kind, tangible way. Destini, a senior at RocketTech based in Pandora, OH, found…

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GUEST BLOG: Failure is a Good Thing

By: Mira Sneirson At the start of this school year my classmates and I were challenged with the task of designing, building, and marketing our own functional vermicomposting bin. Sounds fairly straightforward, right? Well, it opened up a whole can of worms – no pun intended – as…

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Growing Pains w/ Ornaments for Society

We talk a lot about cultivating authentic learning environments – but what does that really look like? Sometimes the challenges students face in the classroom are virtually identical to struggles we face here in the RWS office! Today we’re taking a look into Ornaments for Society, a middle…

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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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