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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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How to Engage Underperforming Students

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Fresh Starts for Hard-to-Like Students

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Do's & Don'ts For Teaching English-Language Learners

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Equity in Education: Where to Begin?

If we hope for equity in education, we may have to abandon our efforts toward standardization and recognize the individuality of our students.

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Educate to Liberate: Build an Anti-Racist Classroom

Teachers must recognize and empower students with backgrounds different from their own, including their voices in the conversation and validating their experiences and perspectives.

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Bridging the Gap Between Aspiration and Attainment in College Enrollment

According to a recent report, only 40 percent of working-aged American adults have a college degree. Here's other report findings and also suggestions for graduating students more college-success ready.

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Debunking Myths About Gifted Students

Gifted students do not need scaffolding is just one of the misconceptions that doesn't help teachers or schools reach gifted kids efficiently.

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Education Equity: Tackling the Term "At Risk"

Given the opportunity, any student will rise to the level of expectations. Providing students with many opportunities to do so is the key.

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After Ferguson and NY: Holding Space for Sadness, Anger, and Hope

How do we find courage and motivate colleagues to look inward, look outward, and do something about injustices -- in our classrooms, schools, justice system, and society?

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Race and Violence Should Be a School-Wide Subject

School leaders should develop a coherent, community-derived message and model for discussing the intersection of race and violence in our society.

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High Expectations: Students Learn to Rise to the Occasion
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High Expectations: Students Learn to Rise to the Occasion

Through a focus on teamwork, individualized instruction, and ongoing assessment, this K-6 school is improving the achievement of minority and low-income students.

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The Digital Divide: Resource Roundup

Learn more about the changing landscape of the "digital divide" in education and beyond, and explore resources that discuss how to help all students develop digital and media literacy.

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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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Crossing the Digital Divide: Bridges and Barriers to Digital Inclusion

Now that we’ve reached the second decade of the new millennium, how is digital access changing, and what are the implications for schools?

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Resources and Lesson Plans for Financial Literacy

Educators from Ariel Community Academy, in Chicago, have provided lesson plans and web resources to help you get started.

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Selling Social and Emotional Learning: An Interview with Daniel Goleman
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Selling SEL: An Interview with Daniel Goleman

The author of "Emotional Intelligence" speaks on the value of social and emotional learning.

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Addressing Chronic Absenteeism

Blogger Anne O'Brien shares both nationwide data for student chronic absence and ways schools and districts can work to decrease it.

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