Elves Breaking + Entering

6th graders sort of already resemble elves – hard working, obsessed with new toys, and lots of energy. But there’s an exceptional group of 6th graders at Vista Innovation and Design Academy (VIDA) in Vista, CA who are embracing the elf-way and helping a family in a time…

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A Big Win for Chattanooga Central

By Jerry Webb   I’ve been teaching for 22 years. I have a passion for renewable energy and environmental sustainability, and currently teach mechanical, electrical, construction, plumbing, and HVAC systems at Central High School in Chattanooga, TN. Last year we began working with Real World Scholars. The students…

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West-MEC: Skilled Trades Education for the Next Generation

In Phoenix, West-MEC’s high profile, unapologetic campuses are changing the way students view skilled trades education.  Is this the future of CTE? Western Maricopa Education Center, or West-MEC, is a unique concept – a public school district specifically dedicated to Career and Technical Education (CTE) training.  Enrolled students…

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Applying for the Job

The job search – we’ve all been through it. As adults, communicating your strengths, finding the right role, and dealing with rejection is no joke. So what happens when 4th graders are applying for roles within their student-run business? Paula Macy is the founder of two EdCorps in…

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EdCorps Holiday Gift Guide 2018

It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping! These unique, student-made products just might make the perfect gifts for your loved ones this year. Dire Lights Website: direlights.com Central Coast New Tech High School, Nipomo, CA Handmade candles by the high school entrepreneurship students of Central Coast…

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Finding your Cause through Community Connections

Running a business is hard. Running a business with 4-year-olds is a whole different ball game. Alexandria Cunningham, a teacher at University Charter School, did not shy away from the opportunity to get her class of little ones engaged, empowered, and experimenting in a different way.   Alexandria…

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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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