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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.

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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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7 Steps for Turning Around Under-Resourced Schools

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How Can High-Poverty Schools Connect With Students?

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Fresh Starts for Hard-to-Like Students

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The Warm Demander: An Equity Approach

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Understanding Invisible Disabilities

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Fresh Starts for Hard-to-Like Students

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Extend, Don't Cut, Learning Time

While state and local education budgets scale back, shortening school hours and days, cautions Anne O'Brien, should not be up for consideration.

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On Education Reform: Equity

Blogger Eric Brunsell tackles the issue of equity in the education reform debate.

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Snapshots of Innovation: Travels With Chen (After Steinbeck's Travels with Charley)

Milton Chen, Edutopia's executive director emeritus, offers a glimpse into some exciting developments in public education.

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Susan Patrick: Why Online Learning Is a Smart Solution
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Susan Patrick: Why Online Learning Is a Smart Solution

The president and CEO of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) explains why the time for virtual education is now.

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Should We Engage in the Politics of Education?

Guest blogger Tim Furman summarizes this week's #edchat: How can we provide equal access to quality education for all?

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Jaime Escalante, More Inspiring than Ever

Edutopia's Kathy Baron reflects on the life and legacy of Jaime Escalante who passed away yesterday.

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Guest Blog: What's the Best Way to Teach "At-Risk" Students?

Guest blogger Mary Beth Hertz discusses the best way to teach "at-risk" students?, the topic of March 16 #edchat

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YES Prep: Mark DiBella on How to Lead a Change
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Mark DiBella on How to Lead a Change

YES Prep's school director discusses how to create a positive environment for everyone in the school community.

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Innovative Education: A Look at Training Teachers in Kenya

Learn about Dignitas, a non-profit program that aims to empower communities in Kenya by offering training and resources to its educators in an effort to build on the strengths they already have.

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UC Study: 5 Findings on College Success for Low-Income Youth

Blogger Bob Lenz shares how urban high schools can increase the number of low-income youth graduating and attending college.

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Happiness: A Key Outcome of Equitable Schools

How might we apply the country of Bhutan's Gross National Happiness index in our schools?

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Celebrating Women in Technology

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz advocates for the personal and cultural benefits of steering more girls onto the technology career track.

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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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How School-Based Health Care Can Contribute to Closing the Achievement Gap

Anne O’Brien explains how school-based clinics can contribute to closing the achievement gap.

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