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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Education Equity

How can we ensure all students have equal access to opportunities, support, and the tools they need to succeed? Explore and share proven ways to make this happen.

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Shifting Mental Models in Educators

When we recognize a mental model surfacing that doesn't seem to be of service, either in ourselves or in another, here are some approaches for shifting it.

Empowering Educators Through Cultural Competence

We're teaching students, not just curriculum, so cultural competence should equal professional competence, especially with students who don't share our background or level of privilege.

How Teachers Can Help Girls Lead

Based on recent findings, a report offers three recommendations as to how teachers, schools, and districts can help close the gender leadership gap.

Creating Classrooms for Social Justice

Teach your students about making positive change in the world by connecting with them, discussing real-world problems and multiple perspectives, creating classroom community, and including authentic assessment.

Teaching for Justice: 10 Ways To Unravel Systemic Oppression

How do you confront any racial injustice at your school? How do you reflect on your own potential biases in the classroom? Explore ten tactics to help answer those questions.

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Serving Gifted Students in General Ed Classrooms

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5 Ways to Address White Male Stereotypes

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Educators: The Newest Superheroes

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Fresh Starts for Hard-to-Like Students

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Creating an Anti-Racist Classroom

Blogger Danielle Moss Lee examines the evidence that some teachers are still treating students of color differently.

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Five Steps to Widening the College Pipeline for African American and Latino Students

Dr. Danielle Moss Lee, President and CEO at HEAF, proposes a strategy for raising the expectations of college for minority and low-income students.

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The Ghost of Ed Reform Past -- and the Hope of Ed Reform Future

Education reform needs a face lift -- one that includes higher standards for entry into the profession and mentor teachers assisting those needing to improve.

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Developing Students' Academic Vocabulary Helps Beat Achievement Gap

Blogger Ben Johnson shares strategies for developing students' academic vocabulary that help decrease the achievement gap.

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How to Engage Underperforming Students
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How to Engage Underperforming Students

Guided by research, educators at Cochrane Collegiate have homed in on ten top teaching methods, and teachers receive weekly PD to help them implement the practices.

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Opportunities to Learn from Occupy Oakland

Blogger Elena Aguilar believes the Occupy movement is a call to equality and better funding in our public schools.

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Twice as Many Students Meet State Standards

Classroom strategies backed by research and ongoing teacher development have helped narrow the achievement gap at this Title I school.

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Improving Academic Achievement for Disadvantaged Children

Blogger Maurice Elias emphasizes how social-emotional learning can improve academic achievement.

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The Most Important Need: The Need to Learn

Blogger and teacher prep instructor Ben Johnson makes a case for keeping the focus on teaching and learning and not getting overly distracted by the lives and woes of students.

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Girls and Robotics

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz looks at what happens when girls build robots - and wonders why it doesn't happen more frequently.

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Building on Robust Social Skills: The Cultural Assets of Young Mexican American Children

Margaret Bridges of the Institute of Human Development at UC Berkeley examines why young Mexican American children, long believed to begin school at a disadvantage, are actually starting out with advanced social-emotional skills.

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The Ratzel Room Daily: Encouraging Kids to Think About Science in the Real World

An interview with Marsha Ratzel, middle school earth science and social studies teacher who shares some innovative ideas for integrating Paper.li and Twitter to teach critical thinking and information literacy.

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Correcting Inequity in Our Schools

Check out three ways educators can strive to bring more equity to the profession -- and to the schools where they work.

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Closing the Achievement Gap One Student at a Time

Poverty is a huge factor affecting the performance of our elementary students. Schools, districts and states with a high percentage of low-income families can reasonably cite poverty as one explanation for lower test scores or poor performance in other...

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