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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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Dyslexia in the General Education Classroom

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5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids

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Awash in a Sea of Misinformation: Charter School Myths and Realities

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YES Prep North Central by the Numbers

A Houston charter school's story in statistics.

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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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Parents Power School Reform

Houston's Hogg Middle School is raising the bar, with help from YES Prep and some pushy parents.

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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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Families Respond to a School on a Mission

The commitment required to attend YES Prep demands familial support for its students.

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A Thriving School Sets Replication in Gear

YES Prep spreads its success to the community at large.

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Photo Gallery: Success Starts with Strong Relationships

Educators at this Houston school help kids go on to college and careers by challenging and supporting them.

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Help Me, I'm Failing: Louisiana Students Falling Behind Learn How to Move Ahead

A middle school program helps keep students from being left behind and left despondent.

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Awash in a Sea of Misinformation: Charter School Myths and Realities

By confronting the myths of charter schools (monolithic entity, private ownership, failed experiments), we can examine why they exist and how to evaluate them individually.

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Around-the-Clock Learning: Extending the Definition of 'School'
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Around-the-Clock Learning: Extending the Definition of 'School'

Chicago's John Spry Community School goes beyond traditional hours on and off campus to foster student success.

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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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Photo Gallery: Success Starts with Strong Relationships

Educators at this Houston school help kids go on to college and careers by challenging and supporting them.

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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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Using Staff Expertise to Increase Graduation Rates

Anne O'Brien explains how a school district in the state of Washington dramatically increased graduation rates in their high schools.

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