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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.

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Bridging the Gap Between Aspiration and Attainment in College Enrollment

According to a recent report, only 40 percent of working-aged American adults have a college degree. Here's other report findings and also suggestions for graduating students more college-success ready.

New Evidence: Deeper Learning Improves Student Outcomes

A new study by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) provides a comprehensive look at schools utilizing deeper learning strategies and structures to educate their students.

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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College Readiness: Reading Critically

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Going Beyond Group Assessments for Learning

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Math as a Social Justice Lever

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A New Definition of Rigor

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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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Four Highlights from the Reimagining Education Summit

Bob Lenz shines the spotlight on education innovations from this year's Reimagining Education Summit.

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Transition Resources for Parents, Teachers, and Administrators

Matt Davis has highlighted resources that can help students make the transition into elementary, middle, and high school -- and beyond -- featuring information for parents, teachers, and administrators.

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Open Door Policy: College Success Portfolio Defenses

Blogger Bob Lenz describes how Envision offers other educators a chance to observe their schools several times a year to witness their innovative assessment model.

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Can PBL Help Pave the Way to College Success?

Blogger Suzie Boss puts the spotlight on College YES, a nonprofit that encourages urban students to take a lead on improving their own education through technology.

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College Readiness: Reading Critically

Blogger Ben Johnson describes ways teachers can help their students become critical readers.

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College Readiness: Learning Collaboratively

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

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YES Prep: A Commitment to Academic Rigor
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Academic Rigor that Prepares Students for College

Project learning, integrated studies, and comprehensive assessment support a drive to achieve high academic standards.

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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.

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Why Students Leave STEM

To keep women and people of color engaged in STEM, let's ignite an early passion for these topics, provide mentors and role models, and emphasize subject relevance.

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College Readiness Checklist for Parents

Jeff Livingston of McGraw-Hill Education provides an up to date checklist for graduating high school seniors who want to be truly ready for college next fall.

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Math as a Social Justice Lever

Some suggest going easy on kids who'd rather drop out than study math, yet math remains an essential life tool across racial, gender, and class lines.

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