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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.

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.

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?

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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Race and Violence Should Be a School-Wide Subject

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Debunking Myths About Gifted Students

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Is Lecturing Culturally Biased?

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Debunking Myths About Gifted Students

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Education Equity: Tackling the Term "At Risk"

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Shoe Design Offers a Trojan Horse for Problem Solving with Design Thinking

Blogger Suzie Boss describes how design thinking offers a perfect vehicle for connecting students with their community.

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Honors Classes: A Need for More Diversity

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron proposes that schools work to break down societal stereotypes so that students themselves believe they have a place in honors classes.

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An Unprecedented Opportunity for Educational Equity

Neurologist, teacher and Edutopia blogger Judy Willis looks at the opportunities for educational equity presented by the possibilities of digital and online learning.

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Five Ways to Get Girls into STEM

Engineering consultant and author Karen Purcell stresses the importance of capturing young girls' interest in STEM subjects and career paths, offering five strategies to make this happen.

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Girls and Science: A Dream Deferred

Yale professor and science evangelist Ainissa Ramirez looks at how girls have been diverted from learning STEM subjects in the 20th century, and at how we need to recapture their interest.

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Deeper Learning Means Educational Equity in Urban Schools

Blogger Elena Aguilar talks about what it takes to provide all public school children access to deeper learning every day.

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Hall Talk: Is the Chicago Teachers Strike the ‘Super Bowl’ of Ed Reform?

A weekly roundup of education news from Edutopia. This week featuring the Chicago teachers strike, science learning and much, much more.

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Projects Encourage Students to Excel
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Mott Hall School: STEM Projects Encourage Students to Excel

A commitment to projects and widespread use of laptop computers has spelled success for middle school students at this New York City math, science, and technology academy.

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A Formula for Creating Successful Student-Run Service Learning Projects

An educator in Tampa, Florida shares insights on how she and one student started a movement to help others in their community.

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Honors Classes: A Need for More Diversity

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron proposes that schools work to break down societal stereotypes so that students themselves believe they have a place in honors classes.

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A Call to Action: Challenges Facing Global Youth

Blogger Suzie Boss proposes sharing the International Youth Foundation report with students, and using it to inform class discussions on global education and the current economic trends.

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How to Close the Achievement Gap: Arts Education

Edutopia's Anne O'Brien shares recent findings that indicate the importance and need for arts education.

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Should We Be Concerned About an "App Gap"?

There is a growing disparity between those who have used apps on mobile devices and those who have not, writes blogger Audrey Watters, but what is the real impact?

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Innovative Teaching and Learning: Lessons from High Tech High's Founding Principal
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Taking the Lead: An Interview with Larry Rosenstock

High Tech High's founding principal and CEO speaks about its innovative teaching and learning model.

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