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Find tips and ideas to get needed resources for your school or classroom.

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6 Strategies for Funding a Makerspace

Paloma Garcia-Lopez, Executive Director of the Maker Education Initiative, provides six strategies for funding a makerspace.

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Resources and Downloads from WINGS for Kids

Free tools, guidelines, and activities to help you bring social and emotional learning to children in grades K-6 in your after-school setting.

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More After-School Models

WINGS for Kids is just one model of innovative uses of the after-school hours.

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Career Tech Meets College Prep: Downloads and Resources

A compilation of sites and organizations that provide useful information and resources to help you better understand and implement Career and Technical Education.

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Funding a Career Tech/College Prep Start-Up

Locating the pots of money designated for career tech academies and pathways.

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Race to the Top: What It Means for Real Students

Will the new measures reinforce great, modern teaching and learning -- the kind that engages kids with real-world projects and cultivates the problem-solving and collaborative skills that are so essential in this day and age?

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Integrating Technology with Limited Resources

Mary Beth Hertz on how to integrate technology into your classroom with limited resources.

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National Lab Day: Connecting Teachers, Students, Scientists and Engineers

STEM blogger Eric Brunsell interviews National Lab Day founder Samantha Israel.

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Teachers' Tips for Saving Money in the Classroom
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Saving Money, Sustaining Excellence

Budget cuts -- you can't get around them, but you can find ways to reduce the pain. Here's how to teach lean, make supplies last, and not shortchange your kids.

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Readers' Survey 2006: Hottest Topic in the Teachers' Lounge

Edutopia readers weigh in on their favorites.

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A Formula for Creating Successful Student-Run Service Learning Projects

An educator in Tampa, Florida shares insights on how she and one student started a movement to help others in their community.

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Fundraising and Grant Resources for Tech Integration

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz shares some great ways to raise money for your classroom technology projects.

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Educators: How to Give Your Great Ideas Wings (and Cash)

Blogger Suzie Boss highlights IncitED, a crowdfunding platform specifically for helping educators raise funds to put their good ideas to work.

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Quick Tips for Succeeding On a Low Budget

Arizona's Mesquite Elementary is one of the top-performing schools in the state but has one of the lowest per pupil budgets. Here’s how the school makes more out of less.

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Principal Kappy Cannon Steck Fosters Technology Innovation and Teamwork

Principal Kappy Cannon Steck encourages master teachers to innovate with new technologies and work together to share their skills with the entire staff.

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Raise Money for Your School Using Crowdfunding (available in Spanish)

In this guide, you'll learn ten steps to a successful campaign as well as pitfalls to avoid, and you can compare features and fees of 12 popular crowdfunding platforms for educators.

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