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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

College Readiness

After graduation, what next? Learn about preparing students for college admission and helping them stay in college once they get there.

A Defense of Deeper Learning: Watch What's Working, Part 5

Learn about the advisory classes at Envision Schools where students talk about school or personal issues, work on action plans for tackling projects, and get help in a wide variety of areas.

Gaming the College Admissions Process

College prep and admissions are serious business, but gamifying the process may just help middle and high school students understand the challenges and find solutions.

Brainteasers and College Readiness

Ten traits for college readiness and how brainteasers prepare for the kind of thinking universities demand.

A Strategy for Discovering and Describing Student Accomplishments

Jennifer Bernstein, college professor and application coach for high school students, writes about preparing students for admissions essays by leading them to examine the value of their experiences and accomplishments.

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Why Students Leave STEM

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Why Students Leave STEM

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Raise the Gauntlet for Education

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ACT State Profile Reports: College Readiness

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8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

Edutopia blogger Todd Finley explains how academic language differs from social language and offers eight specific strategies for teaching the vocabulary that students require to succeed in the Common Core and on the SAT.

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UC Study: 5 Findings on College Success for Low-Income Youth

Blogger Bob Lenz shares how urban high schools can increase the number of low-income youth graduating and attending college.

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From Brooklyn Castle to Ivory Tower: A Young Chess Master Celebrates Her Teachers

Rochelle Ballantyne, a junior high chess wizard featured in the film 'Brooklyn Castle,' is now an 18-year-old, full-scholarship, Stanford undergrad reflecting on the ways in which her teachers helped her succeed.

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From Italy, with Love: An Argument for the Lyceum School Model

Guest blogger Margherita Rossi, a classical humanities teacher at the Lyceum school in Bologna, describes why Italy's secondary education model, based on Aristotle's educational principles, might work in the U.S.

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Watch a Classroom Management Expert

An English teacher in Richmond, CA helps his 9th graders see why improving their literacy can change their lives while encouraging them to respect themselves and others.

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College and Career Ready: Soft Skills Are Crucial

Blogger Ben Johnson contends that 21st century schools need to teach an array of skills to develop college and career ready students.

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Student Advocacy for Every Secondary School

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips believes that comprehensive student advocacy should be part of every secondary student's experience.

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Brainteasers and College Readiness

Ten traits for college readiness and how brainteasers prepare for the kind of thinking universities demand.

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Research Supports Collaborative Learning

Collaborative math and discussion-based English help to promote deeper learning, critical thinking, and community at The College Preparatory School in Oakland, California.

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Mastery-Based Assessment Builds Accountability

How you can help students take responsibility and meet high expectations by providing the right tools and support along the way.

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Connecting High School to College and Career

A new approach to career and technical education is engaging high school students by combining rigorous academics with hands-on learning in specific fields of professional study and training.

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Research-Based Practices for Engaging Students in STEM Learning

Innovative and effective practices at Cleveland's MC2 STEM High School are driving learning and higher achievement for students in a district where every student qualifies for free- or reduced-price meals.

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Watch a Classroom Management Expert

An English teacher in Richmond, CA helps his 9th graders see why improving their literacy can change their lives while encouraging them to respect themselves and others.

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College Readiness: Learning Collaboratively

Blogger Ben Johnson describes the difference between cooperative and collaborative learning.

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