Author Archives: Chris Ardinger

Mercer Vu Farms Supports Education

Mercersburg, PA: Mercer Vu Farms has been an important part of our local community for many years, and are one of the biggest farms in Franklin County. Recently, Mercer Vu contributed to the Tuscarora Education Foundation through our EITC program. … Continue reading

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Over $14,000 in Grants & Scholarships Awarded

Public Opinion News article found HERE. Mercersburg, PA: During the 2011/12 school year, the Tuscarora Education Foundation Board of Directors approved over $10,000 worth of grant requests from faculty, staff, and students of the Tuscarora School District; and another $4,000 … Continue reading

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New twist in education: ‘Flipped classroom’ makes homework an in-school effort, puts lectures online

From the Post-Gazette By, Mary Niederberger Pete Bouvy, a math teacher at Mt. Lebanon High School for 15 years, spent most of his career using his class time to lecture to his students and demonstrate how to work through problems. … Continue reading

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Board members get a demonstration of the Reading Power Library

Through a grant obtained last year through our foundation, St. Thomas Elementary teachers Kelly Nair, and Erin Diehl were able to purchase a Reading Power Library. Which provides reading resources to teachers throughout the school. This library goes hand and … Continue reading

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Whitetail Ski Resort helps TEF make a difference

TEF is very grateful to Whitetail Ski Resort for their donation of $4,000 towards our foundation. A few of our board members recently met with Whitetail General Manager Don McCaskill for the check presentation, and got to see some of … Continue reading

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Digital Transformation Swelling in K-12 Schools

From Education News “A teacher predicts hardback textbooks will “all but be replaced” by digital books within the next five years.” This year’s introduction of online social studies textbooks in Fairfax is just the beginning of what officials say will be a … Continue reading

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Money Lessons for Every High-School Graduate

From The Wall Street Journal By ZAC BISSONNETTE When Felipe Matos enrolled in the New York Institute of Technology to study graphic design, he never thought that degree would be the very thing that prevented him from pursuing his dream … Continue reading

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Mom’s Homeroom-Do your kids say “that’s not fair”?

By MARTHA BROCKENBROUGH From Mom’s Homeroom There’s one good thing about the fairness phase many kids go through: It makes them excellent at basic math. They know what makes exactly half a cookie. They know exactly when someone’s 10-minute turn with … Continue reading

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Helping Kids Beat Depression…by Treating Mom

From The Wall Street Journal By MELINDA BECK Successfully treating a mother with depression isn’t just good for the mom; it also can provide long-lasting benefits for her children’s mental health, new research shows. About 1 in 8 women can … Continue reading

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From JBMS Teacher Jerome Staniszewski

I received a grant from TEF to assist in the costs of attending the National Council for Geographic Education’s (NCGE) annual conference. The conference was fantastic and gave me a great many resources, lesson plans, and ideas to use with … Continue reading

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