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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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Math as a Social Justice Lever

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8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

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Educate to Liberate: Build an Anti-Racist Classroom

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Leveling the Playing Field for Students

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Math as a Social Justice Lever

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8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

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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? Blogger Elena Aguilar offers ten tactics to help teachers answer those questions.

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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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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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More Diversity in Honors Classes: An Update

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron outlines the steps her middle school is taking to increase enrollment of Latino students in the their honors program.

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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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Report on Dropout Rates: Who's Missing from Graduation Stages?

Blogger Suzie Boss reports that dropout rates are higher for students living in poverty, highlighting noteworthy programs that are currently trying to change this.

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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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Students Get Involved in Current Events through Project-Based Learning
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Students Learn to Make a Difference

When parents and educators pulled together to start this East Oakland school, their mission wasn't just to reinvigorate education; it was to change lives.

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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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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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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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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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The Hole in the Wall Project and the Power of Self-Organized Learning

Sugata Mitra's Hole in the Wall project showed that children could teach themselves, and each other, how to use technology.

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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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