Category Archives: Education

Sustainable Jersey: In a zombie apocalypse, it’s good to know where your food comes from

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The John P. Stevens High School Greenhouse opens a world of opportunities in Edison.   Laura Holborow begins the food science unit in the biology class she teaches at John P. Stevens High School the same way, by asking, “Where … Continue reading

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Arts Ed Now: It’s Time for New Jersey Governor’s Awardees to be Proud and Loud

Posted on by Wendy Liscow, Dodge Education Program Director

The 2016 New Jersey Governor’s Awards in Arts Education are just around the corner.  You can join the celebration of talent, creativity and leadership on May 26 at the War Memorial’s Patriots Theatre in Trenton. Approximately 80 students will be … Continue reading

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Jersey Give Back Guide: Trenton Children’s Chorus

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From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, we are highlighting each of the organizations featured in the Jersey Give-Back Guide, an online giving gadget that takes the guesswork out of year-end giving.   Trenton Children’s Chorus  Connect: Website: trentonchildrenschorus.org Twitter: @trentonchorus Facebook: … Continue reading

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Jersey Give Back Guide: GlassRoots

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From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, we are highlighting each of the organizations featured in the Jersey Give-Back Guide, an online giving gadget that takes the guesswork out of year-end giving.  GlassRoots  Connect:  Website: glassroots.org Twitter: twitter.com/glassroots Facebook: facebook.com/GlassRootsInc Tumblr: glassrootsinc.tumblr.com … Continue reading

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Jersey Give Back Guide: Educational Arts Team

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From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, we are highlighting each of the organizations featured in the Jersey Give-Back Guide, an online giving gadget that takes the guesswork out of year-end giving.  Educational Arts Team Connect Website: http://educationalartsteam.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/EdArtsTeam Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EdArtsTeam What they do: … Continue reading

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Jersey Give Back Guide: Arts Horizons

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Leading up to New Year’s Eve, we are highlighting each of the organizations featured in the Jersey Give-Back Guide, an online giving gadget that takes the guesswork out of year-end giving. Today: Arts Horizons!  Arts Horizons Connect: Website: artshorizons.org Twitter: @artshorizons1 Facebook: Facebook.com/ArtsHorizons Instagram: … Continue reading

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Poetry in the Classroom: Welcome to the Poetry Zone!

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Once a month throughout the school year, our Poetry blog will feature ideas and activities for classroom use.  All these posts will focus on creating opportunities that invite students to experience a personal connection to poetry.  An easy way to … Continue reading

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Why NEA Funding is Still a Big Deal

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller, ArtPride New Jersey

Last week the ArtPride NJ Foundation learned that it received a $10,000 grant award from the National Endowment for the Arts.    With nine other arts organizations and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ Partnership Grant, New Jersey … Continue reading

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Jersey Give Back Guide: Young Audiences

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  Throughout December, we are highlighting each of the organizations featured in our Jersey Give-Back Guide, an online portal for year-end giving that makes it easy to donate to some of New Jersey’s most effective nonprofits. Today we feature Young Audiences. Organization … Continue reading

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Thanks for answering the #GivingTuesday call!

Posted on by Meghan Jambor

A giant, Jersey-sized THANK YOU to everyone who answered our #GivingTuesday call to support New Jersey nonprofits on this global day of giving! Hundreds of you have visited www.JerseyGiveBackGuide.org and invested more than $8,000 in the 22 superstar nonprofits whose work improves … Continue reading

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A Jersey Give Back Guide #GivingTuesday Challenge Grant

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You survived Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Now it’s time to give back! #GivingTuesday is here! In honor of this global day dedicated to celebrating generosity and giving back, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and Victoria Foundation … Continue reading

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How Do You Build a Truly Creative Community?

Posted on by Donna Drewes, Sustainable Jersey

It’s not surprising, but the places we want to live in are the ones that have embraced and fostered creativity and sustainability. When asked about the qualities that people want in a region, they are experiential; we want a mix … Continue reading

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Q&A with Wendy Liscow

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This is the second installment of our new regular feature on the blog: interviews with Dodge staff. We’re going to check in with what they’re learning and thinking about as they visit with nonprofits around the state, and we’ll pepper … Continue reading

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New Jersey Shines a Light on Arts Education

Posted on by Ann Marie Miller, Executive Director, Art Pride NJ Foundation

A New Jersey state government agency offered some outstanding news last week. Surprised? Don’t be.  The New Jersey Department of Education released the 2013 School Performance Reports and for the very first time in the nation arts measures were included.  … Continue reading

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Monarch Butterflies in a Tailspin

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University of Kansas insect ecologist, Dr. Chip Taylor, who is the founder and director of Monarch Watch, explains in this interview for Yale Environment 360 the variety of factors that are leading to a precipitous decline in the monarch butterfly population. … Continue reading

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