Minimalism (in Art Supplies) Is So Passé

April 8, 2014

brushesNearly 20% of the teachers who responded to our autumn survey said they spend their own money to provide art supplies in their classrooms. When that many teachers have difficulty getting creativity resources, it rings alarm bells for us, because we know how important the arts are to kids’ development – not just to their grades and scores (though ongoing research shows the connection) but also to their awareness, perception, understanding, and judgment. (more…)

Decipher’s Donation

March 18, 2014

Most of us probably aren’t that great at math. In fact, it’s safe to say that most of us try to avoid the subject completely. But not Kristin Luck, President & CMO of Decipher, a marketing research and survey software… Read more »


March 13, 2014

There’s a sense of freshness in the air. Flowers are beginning to bloom. The rain is slowly being replaced by more and more sun. Spring is just around the corner. And with the reviving nature attributed to this time of… Read more »

March is “Tech Month”

March 11, 2014

The classroom is an ever changing and evolving landscape. Think about it. When you were in school, what did you use more to do research; the Dewey Decimal System or Google? Exactly. The classroom has come an incredibly long way… Read more »

Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program

March 6, 2014

This year, Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million to nonprofits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Think about that for a second. That’s roughly $625,000 each quarter being pumped into community organizations, nonprofits, and of course, local schools. Sounds pretty… Read more »

The benefits of writing, the Haiku

February 27, 2014

Ahh the Haiku. Say it out loud to yourself a couple of times. Haiku. Haiku. Haiku. It’s pleasant isn’t? It’s as if a soft wind is lightly massaging your neck, slowly drifting by as you lookout over a deep and… Read more »