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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

After-School Learning

Discover how activities and learning opportunities beyond the school day can make a difference for some kids.

Learning the Physics of Skateboarding Engages Kids in Science

Skate veteran and educator Bill Robertson, also known as "Dr. Skateboard," teaches students who might have otherwise fallen through the cracks about speed, velocity, and momentum at the local skate park.

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How to Get Free Teaching Materials

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Merging Career Tech with College Prep: Why We Chose These Schools

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Learning the Physics of Skateboarding Engages Kids in Science

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Learning the Physics of Skateboarding Engages Kids in Science

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Why Arts Education Is Crucial, and Who's Doing It Best

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Informal Learning: From STEM Clubs to Careers in Science

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Guided Homework Help Goes Online

The New York Public Library's homework program pioneers ways to connect students with teachers after class is dismissed.

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Studies Emphasize the Importance of Childhood Play

Many would agree that play is important for the health and development of children, but just how critical is it? Blogger Suzie Boss explores several research studies that delve into the question.

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A Program Teaches Students What to Believe in the Digital World

The News Literacy Project helps secondary school students separate fact from fiction online.

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How Does Your School Garden Grow?

Campus gardening initiatives offer fertile ground for project learning.

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Extended-Day Learning = Quality Time for Students

Houston's charter school, YES Prep North Central, uses extra hours to prepare kids for college.

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Resources and Lesson Plans for a College-bound Culture

The school shares details about administration, school culture, professional development, and curriculum -- materials that you may adapt for your class or school.

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Rapping Math Teachers Bring It

Students get schooled in math lessons put to a hip-hop beat.

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Lesson 4: How to Estimate Animal Size and Numbers at a Distance

Teach students about size-distance relationships and making group estimates.

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Fourteen Million Kids, Unsupervised: Can After-School Programs Help?

Afterschool Alliance director Jodi Grant proposes a solution.

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Community at the Heart of School: Providing the Basics -- and More -- For All

At this New York public school, all children get the care they need.

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Building Community Partnerships: Resource Roundup

There's no doubt that schools can benefit from the resources and expertise of local businesses, organizations, and individuals. In this roundup, explore examples and strategies for initiating and fostering successful business and community partnerships.

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Diana Rhoten on Sparking Student Interests with Informal Learning (Big Thinkers Series)
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Diana Rhoten on Sparking Student Interests with Informal Learning (Big Thinkers Series)

Sociologist and digital learning expert Diana Rhoten founded the New Youth City Learning Network to help organizations like museums and libraries design digitally-enabled learning activities built to tap into kids' interests and teach 21st-century skills.

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Students Take Action in the Community

Thousands of kids volunteer their time and energy to improve their schools and neighborhoods.

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Lesson 3: Using Environmental Clues to Teach Species Recognition

Build your students' observation skills through animal identification.

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