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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Dropout Prevention

Learn about programs and share ideas to support at-risk students and keep all young people in school.

Middle School's Role in Dropout Prevention

Anne O'Brien shares research and resources for helping secondary students stay in school.

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December 10 Webinar: "Creating a Strong School Culture: Inspiration from Houston's Successful YES Prep Schools"

Anyone who has worked in public education knows that school culture can make or break the experience. Great teachers, programs, and practices succeed best only with a culture that supports them.In this session, YES Prep leaders explain what they do...

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Extended-Day Learning = Quality Time for Students

Houston's charter school, YES Prep North Central, uses extra hours to prepare kids for college.

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10 Takeaway Tips for a College-Bound School Culture

Bold ideas from YES Prep North Central, a successful Houston charter school.

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YES Prep North Central by the Numbers

A Houston charter school's story in statistics.

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On a Mission to Send Every Student to College

Enroll students from working-class homes in a school with extraordinary teachers and administrators. Give them all a mission that will transform their lives. Then discover the astonishing success of Houston's Yes Prep North Central.

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Resources and Lesson Plans for a College-bound Culture

The school shares details about administration, school culture, professional development, and curriculum -- materials that you may adapt for your class or school.

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Teach At-Risk Students in Leadership and Language Arts with. . . World of Warcraft?

Edutopia blogger Todd Finley speaks with IT coordinator Lucas Gillispie about his pioneering work with incorporating MMORPGs into the public school curriculum.

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Case Study: TEAMS Model School - Clark STEM Magnet in Glendale, CA

A case study showing how Clark STEM Magnet School is integrating STEM with arts and academics.

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The TEAMS Model: Unifying Arts, Academics, and Career and Technical Education

Editor's Note: Today's guest blogger is Jim Brazell, a technology forecaster, author, public speaker, and consultant. It is the second in a five-part series on the convergence of STEM education and the Arts (TEAMS).

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Celebrity Q&A: America Ferrera on Becoming an Ambassador for Education

The star of Ugly Betty talks about her role as Save the Children's artist ambassador for education.

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Big Thinkers: Chris Dede on Scaling Success
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Big Thinkers: Chris Dede on Scaling Success

Chris Dede, Professor of Learning Technologies at Harvard's Graduate School of Education, describes the challenges of replicating successful educational programs.

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A High School Offers Alternative Scheduling for Late-Night Learning
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Late-Night Learning: Alternative Scheduling for the School Day

This unique Las Vegas high school caters to students with full-time day jobs and other responsibilities.

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Report from EduBloggerCon at ISTE11: Trends and Tools

News from this year includes student-centered narratives, open-source digital learning toolkits, flipped classrooms and more.

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