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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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Kinesthetic Learning: Moving Toward a New Model for Education

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Garden-Based Learning

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Lesson 5: Teaching Directions, Maps, and Coordinates

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Garden-Based Learning

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Kinesthetic Learning: Moving Toward a New Model for Education

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Lesson 5: Teaching Directions, Maps, and Coordinates

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Robotics Programs Thrive in Hawaii Schools

Government agencies, businesses, and public schools collaborate to promote STEM education.

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How to Get Free Teaching Materials

Educators share tips for stocking up on complimentary classroom supplies.

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How to Use Service Learning to Engage Kids

Six strategies for starting meaningful community-service projects.

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Why After-School Programs Matter

At the end of the school day, getting to go to a dance studio or a weight room or onto a stage can make all the difference in any child's life.

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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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Digital Youth Portrait: Cameron
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Digital Youth Portrait: Cameron

At school, at home, and on the road with his hockey team, Cameron experiments and innovates with his laptop, editing software, and a homemade green screen.

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Digital Youth Portrait: Nafiza
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Digital Youth Portrait: Nafiza

An active participant in New York City's Global Kids organization, Nafiza explores international issues through gaming and virtual worlds.

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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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Student Entrepreneurs are Empowered to Change their Community
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Student Entrepreneurs Change Their Community

In a business academy in Oakland, California, a group of teenagers took the initiative to fight truancy and design a new school. In the process, they won a national student leadership competition.

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Rich Stevens, Mentor

Learn more about Build SF program participants.

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Summer Learning Tips

Blogger Danielle Moss Lee reviews a number of ways (many of them fun) to keep children engaged during summer break and give them a running start for the new school year.

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Auto Motive: Teens Build Award-Winning Electric Cars

A Philadelphia career academy fosters a drive to learn.

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NatureMapping Takes Kids -- and Technology -- Outside and into Active Learning

A data-collection program brings real science to elementary schools -- and startles the professionals.

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Alejandro Molina, AfterZone Coordinator

Learn more about PASA program participants.

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