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    403(b) vs 401(k): What’s the Difference?

    So, for some reason or other, you’re beginning to tune in a little more intently to your retirement planning, and you know that some people contribute to a 403b and others to a 401k, or even other retirement investment plans. As a teacher or other school district employee, you...
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    Escape with this English Teacher’s Summer Reading List

    Hanging on the wall in my classroom is a poster featuring the following quote by writer Jhumpa Lahiri: “That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.”   As a teacher, people love to ask me, “so, are you traveling anywhere fun this summer while...
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    Target’s 15% Teacher Discount Comes Back Again this July

    The staff here at the Teachers’ Lounge takes great pleasure in scouring the earth for educator discounts and deals, and this Target event is a good one! For the second year, this Minneapolis-based retail giant is featuring a week long savings event for teachers. The special program offers a...
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    The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation

    Looking for funding to support your school, program, or organization’s activities? The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation is built on the principle that a little bit can go a long way. The grants range from $1,000 to $20,000 and are awarded to non-profit organizations across the United States.  The...
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    AASL Innovative Reading Grant

    Members of the American Association of School Librarians across the nation can apply for a chance to receive a $2,500 grant to be used towards a literacy improvement project. Applicants must develop an original plan for a school library setting that motivates students in grades K-9 to read. The...
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    7 Family Fun Destinations with Discounts for Teachers

    It’s summer! The time has come (if you’re not working a full time seasonal job) for you to recuperate and get refreshed for the next school year. It’s also time for some uninterrupted family fun. Finding great family destinations is not a challenge when you live on the east...
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    Show them the World: Top 5 Virtual Field Trips

    Many years ago when I first started teaching The Great Gatsby to my Honors American Literature class in Waukesha, Wisconsin, I quickly ran into an issue. My students, who lived just outside of Milwaukee and many of whom had never even seen the ocean, had trouble connecting with the...
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    Teachers of NJ: A 2nd Grade Dream Come True in Howell

    Jamie Davison, Kindergarten, Land O’ Pines School, Howell I wanted to be a teacher ever since I was little. I would always play school with my little sisters. Then I got to second grade, and I had the most awesome teacher, Mrs. O’Connell, and she really inspired me to...
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    This Teacher’s First Day of Summer Checklist

    All morning alarms are banned! Let the morning light and chirping birds rouse me tomorrow! In all reality, my little ones will try to wake me before dawn, and that’s OK- as long as it’s not a 5:45 buzzer I will be happy! How I missed you, comfy clothes!...
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