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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.

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Social Justice: A Whole-School Approach

Read about a social justice-based school that addresses larger issues as a learning community, builds curriculum around service learning, and regularly involves families.

Just Ask: Strategies for Building Community Partnerships

Whether through questionnaires to parents or networking through colleagues, you can build a resource pool from the wide range of expertise within your community.

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.

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.

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Transformational Leadership: Engineering Creative Solutions

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The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

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Just Ask: Strategies for Building Community Partnerships

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The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

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Transformational Leadership: Engineering Creative Solutions

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High School Students Learn Economics and Urban Planning Through Project-Based Learning
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Developing Minds: Learning How to Rebuild a Town

The UrbanPlan curriculum is an academically challenging, classroom-based, fifteen-hour study unit. Teams of high school juniors and seniors compete to win the redevelopment contract for a decaying neighborhood in the fictitious city of Yorktown.

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Animating Dreams: The ACME Animation Program
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Animating Dreams: The ACME Animation Program

High school students draw on the expertise of professional cartoonists in an online mentorship program.

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Risky Business: Industry Invests in Schools

With the economic future of the U.S. tied to our public education system, business leaders are scrambling to push for change.

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Class Act: Former Business Executives Put Their Skills to the Test

Top business leaders trade the whiteboard for a blackboard as they attempt to improve urban schools.

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The UrbanPlan Project-Learning Program Builds Business Skills

Fighting urban blight with teenage might.

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Internships Build A Passion for Learning at The Met
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Internships Build A Passion for Learning at The Met

Grounded in the philosophy of educating one student at a time, the Met uses internships to promote and create unique personalized education programs for each student.

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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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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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Flip Bits Not Burgers: Google's Summer of Code

Blogger Shahzad Saeed explains Google's Summer of Code, an open source program to keep students fluent in and excited about their tech skills.

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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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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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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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Combating Experiential Deficiencies for At-Risk Students

By adding the humanities to every facet of curriculum, you can enrich the learning possibilities for students who might otherwise miss out on cultural offerings.

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