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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.

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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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The Link Between Suspension and Dropout

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A Strategy for Discovering and Describing Student Accomplishments

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Downloads and Resources from Forest Lake Elementary

Free tools, reading lists, web links and other resources to help bring differentiated instruction to your school.

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To engage students, put relevancy at the center of the curriculum rather than computations.

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Career and Technical Education: Research Roundup

Evidence of success in lowering the dropout rate and raising grades.

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