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

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Lesson 6: Grant Distribution

Learn how PASA and its partners allocate grants to different program providers for running a community campus system.

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Lesson 5: Organization and Staffing

See the organizational structure for running an after-school AfterZone program.

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Lesson 4: Student Assessment and Tracking

Evaluation tools and techniques help after-school programs run smoothly and effectively.

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Lesson 5: Teaching Directions, Maps, and Coordinates

Give students a lesson in navigation -- from the points of the compass to GPS mapping.

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Lesson 3: Developing Standards

Find quality-control measurements for building successful after-school programs.

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Lesson 2: Resources and Funding

Learn how to obtain resources and funding for after-school programs.

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A Week in the Life of PASA's After-School AfterZone

Some Providence, Rhode Island, students are finding that their after-school learning program might be more enticing than an afternoon at the mall.

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Upcycle Night: A Middle School PBL Project

Guest blogger Aaron Kaio shares his students' adventure in upcycling as he details a project that started with trash and recycling, and elevated to a community crafting event.

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Career Technical Classes: Preparing Tomorrow's Skilled Professionals

Learning trade skills without losing sight of college.

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Digital Youth Portrait: Dylan
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Digital Youth Portrait: Dylan

Through his Green Your Lives initiative and a ThinkQuest Web site collaboration, this 13-year-old shows us how he uses tech to improve his community and the world.

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More After-School Models

WINGS for Kids is just one model of innovative uses of the after-school hours.

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Mark Hinderer, Mentor

Learn more about NatureMapping program participants.

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Patrick Duhon, Director of Planning and Implementation

Learn more about PASA program participants.

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Sparking Civic Engagement by Building in Public Spaces
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Sparking Civic Engagement by Building in Public Spaces

Sixteen-year-old Alexa gains hands-on experience and leadership skills by collaborating on a play space for kids through Philadelphia's Public Workshop, which promotes community engagement and innovation.

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