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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Community Partnerships

Learn and share ideas about how to engage caring individuals, organizations, and businesses to help schools with resources, mentors, internships, and more.

Partner with Local Arts Organizations

Partnerships with local arts organizations can bring much-needed resources to your students without much cost, and can provide students with new outlets for creativity and ways to develop essential critical thinking and collaboration skills.

Room to Move: Shared Use Creates Opportunities for Physical Activity

Partnering with local government, schools can create safe community spaces where children enjoy outdoor physical activity. Here are five steps to make that a reality.

Building Community Partnerships: Resource Roundup

Explore examples and strategies for initiating and fostering successful business and community partnerships.

Using Entrepreneurship to Transform Student Work

Raleigh Werberger, a high school history and humanities teacher, describes a PBL unit that flipped a class from 'just good enough' to creating a working business model and seeking funds to launch a startup.

Public-Private Partnerships: The Real Future of Education

In the areas of STEM, digital literacy, and the Maker movement, an energetic groundswell of public-private partnership initiatives is not-so-quietly remaking the future of education.


Social Entrepreneurship: 7 Ways to Empower Student Changemakers

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Live Stream School Events to Boost Community Outreach

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Digital Citizenship: Developing a Culture of Trust and Transparency

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Sal Khan Maps Out Blended Learning

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Live Stream School Events to Boost Community Outreach

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Teaching Kids to Pursue Their Dreams -- and More

Students cross the bridge from school to career at MetWest.

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Technology Empowers Student Fieldwork

Technology Empowers Student Fieldwork

Fourth-grade students make meaningful contributions to science through the nationwide NatureMapping program.

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Creating Classrooms: It Takes a Village -- and a Museum

Combine a school, a museum, and a global corporation, and you get a learning environment like no other.

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A Community Collaborates to Focus on Literacy for English Language Learners (ELL)

A Community Collaborates to Focus on Literacy for English Language Learners

C.P. Squires Elementary School harnesses parents, businesspeople, and retirees for academic and financial support and to staff after-school programs.

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Engaging At-Risk Students with Real-World Science Experience

Biotech Academy: A Catalyst for Change

At-risk students in San Jose, California, become college ready and career bound with the support of teachers and biotechnology business partners.

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Biotech Academy: Challenging Assumptions and Changing Lives

This school-within-a-school puts the emphasis on academics and a future career.

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Supporting Good Schools Is Good Business: An Expert Speaks

Milton Goldberg on the benefits of business support in education.

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Working to Learn, Learning to Work: Let's Get Businesses to Better Support Our Schools

Businesses need to get involved with local schools to help students understand what will be expected of them professionally after graduation.

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Lesson 1: Developing Relationships

Learn how to build community partnerships and delve into the planning process.

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A Year at Mission Hill: Like a Family and Behind the Scenes

A Year at Mission Hill is a video documentary series that covers the transformation of one inner city elementary school in Boston. In Chapters Six and Seven, we learn how teachers create community with the students, the parents, and each other.

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Another Person's World: Ed Reform Through True Understanding

Professor of education Lori Desuatels shares a thoughtful, compelling meditation on her recent experience of truly looking inside the world of the underprivileged and underserved.

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How to Grow Students' Opportunities Through Private Partnerships

Tips for creating beneficial community relationships.

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Teaching Kids to Pursue Their Dreams -- and More

Students cross the bridge from school to career at MetWest.

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Intergenerational Learning Changes Learning, Changes Lives

Mentor and community facilitator Brendan O'Keefe reflects on how people can teach and learn from each other at any age.

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