Student-led Businesses Make a Big Impact Thanks to Donation Matching Campaign

Student-led businesses in four US cities recently completed their school year by making donations to charitable causes as part of Harbor Freight EdCorps, a partnership between Real World Scholars and Harbor Freight Tools for Schools that supports classroom-based businesses across the country. Following a successful year during which…

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Giving Is In Students’ Hands

The (iSH) Co. exemplifies the meaning of putting control “in students’ hands,” which is what the company name stands for and what EdCorps Founder of the Month Megan Smith strives to achieve. The students do this by connecting their technology and making activities to business building and giving….

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One EdCorp, Two Classrooms

Running a successful EdCorp isn’t easy. It takes time, dedication, and a whole lot of student engagement – and that’s often just one teacher and classroom. Add another class, and it takes the idea of collaboration to a whole new level. This month we hear from April Founders…

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Man’s Best Friend…Or EdCorps Best Friend?

You hear it all the time – “Do what you love.” So it’s no surprise that when students are faced with designing a product, pets come into the mix quite often. Lucky for our student-run businesses, the pet industry is booming and has lots of room to grow….

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Detecting Failure and Bouncing Back

Lori Duggan teaches game design at South Park High School in Pittsburgh, PA. During the semester-long class, students had been working on a game to sell in Spark Tech Studios. While the school year started off well, the momentum seemed to have paused. Ideas for creating a game…

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Products Inspired by Compliments

By Nicole Wegrzynowski   Nicole is a 4th-grade teacher at John T. Waugh Elementary in Angola, NY. Follow her journey on Twitter @WegrzynowskiN “When someone is feeling down, we can pick them up with a compliment.” -Member of Kind Kids Compliments Kind Kids Compliments began with students creating…

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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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