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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.

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From Selfies to Service: The Power of Civic Engagement

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The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

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The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

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Learning Expeditions: Rethinking Field Trips

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Introducing Students to the World of Work

Edutopia senior editor Betty Ray showcases a video that demonstrates one middle school and one elementary school project, both of which give students meaningful insights into the world of work, and the skills needed to thrive there.

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Building Partnerships to Expand the PBL Classroom

Human geography teacher Karissa Stay continues Sammamish High School's blog series about the seven key elements for integrating PBL with an offbeat analogy that compares finding the right outside expert with dating and marriage.

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How a Longer School Day Can Improve Academics
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Expanded Learning Time Builds Positive Culture and Academic Performance

Extended learning time allows students to work together in groups to improve their skills and gives them the opportunity to explore extracurricular areas of interest.

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Implementing Expanded Learning Time: Six Factors for Success

Amrita Sahni of Boston's Edwards Middle School outlines the steps taken to successfully implement their renowned Expanded Learning Time (ELT) program.

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Integrated Studies Research Review: Evidence-Based Practices and Programs

Evidence points to seven key approaches to integrating curricula that have been shown to be effective.

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One Size Does Not Fit All: Engaging Families Next Year by Soliciting Feedback Now

Principal, educator and blogger Joe Mazza looks at data regarding parent engagement with the suggestion that schools tailor their outreach specifically to the families in their community.

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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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Creating Successful Collaborations

Humanities teacher Joshua Block explains how he brings artists and experts into the classroom to give his students authentic experiences in creative collaboration.

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Technology SAMR Model for Administrators - Part 2: Community Interaction

Through the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) model of technology, school communities can function more easily in supporting students and keeping parents informed.

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A Community Comes Together to Build an Elementary School
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Community-Built School: Working Together to Make a Change

Parents and teachers, community members, and business partners have come together to build a new school and revitalize a community.

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The Build SF Institute's School-to-Career Program
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The Build SF Institute's School-to-Career Program

Architectural projects and internships integrate real-life math, science, design, and technology skills for San Francisco high school students.

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The Children's Aid Society: Supporting a Full-Service Learning Environment
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The Children's Aid Society: Supporting a Full-Service Learning Environment

Healthier kids, a safer school, and improved academic achievement are just a few of the positive effects of this unique partnership between New York City schools and the city's venerable charity for kids.

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A Learning Space for Learning About Space

A charter school in the Mojave Desert charts the heavens.

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From Modern Farm to Sustainable Table: Teaching STEM and Humanities with Authenticity

Follow a ninth grade interdisciplinary PBL class from an on-site sustainability study through designing hydroponic gardens, growing food, and an Iron Chef cook-off.

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