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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Service Learning

Learn how to design projects that boost civic engagement in students and help them take initiative to strengthen their community.

The Happy Eating Place: How Elementary Students Can Run Their Own Business

Fourth and fifth graders develop a service learning project that prepares meals for their school community and donates the proceeds to a county food bank.

From Selfies to Service: The Power of Civic Engagement

As Millennials feel driven to succeed while struggling with self-esteem, switching the focus to civic engagement can bring them perspective and purpose.

The Tech Detectives: Students Take Ownership of Technology

The Tech Detectives Club provides middle school students with practical and service learning opportunities and teachers with first responders for their tech emergencies.

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Creating Classrooms for Social Justice

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The Tech Detectives: Students Take Ownership of Technology

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The Tech Detectives: Students Take Ownership of Technology

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Creating Classrooms for Social Justice

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Resources on Engaging Student Voices

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Help Spread the Word about Service-Learning

Sharing some of the same tenets of project learning, service learning offers exciting ways for students to advance academically -- and personally.

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Celebrity Q&A: America Ferrera on Becoming an Ambassador for Education

The star of Ugly Betty talks about her role as Save the Children's artist ambassador for education.

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Deer Park Teaching and Learning Center
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High School Child Care

Teenagers in Illinois learn about and tend to young children in a unique day-care program on the campus of a high school.

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How to Use Service Learning to Engage Kids

Six strategies for starting meaningful community-service projects.

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Rural Students Reap Academic Gains from Community Service

In Fowler, California, one school district weaves farm-focused service learning throughout the curriculum.

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How to Bring Service Learning to Your School

Students who engage in educational community service have the opportunity to help others and to grow academically, emotionally, and socially.

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Students Take Action in the Community

Thousands of kids volunteer their time and energy to improve their schools and neighborhoods.

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Building Community Partnerships: Resource Roundup

There's no doubt that schools can benefit from the resources and expertise of local businesses, organizations, and individuals. In this roundup, explore examples and strategies for initiating and fostering successful business and community partnerships.

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High Standards: A Culture of Educational Quality

A small rural Massachusetts school has a different definition of accountability -- one based on producing good learners, not high test scores.

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How to Bring Service Learning to Your School

Students who engage in educational community service have the opportunity to help others and to grow academically, emotionally, and socially.

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It's All Happening at the Zoo School: Innovative Education with Practical Applications

At Minneapolis's School of Environmental Studies, learning is about becoming an expert and solving real problems.

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Students Design Games and Software Tools to Tackle Real-World Problems

Blogger Suzie Boss highlights the students and their winning projects at this year’s Microsoft Imagine Cup.

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Kids Represent Their Work Through Tech
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Kids Represent Their Work Through Tech

A school uses technology to help provide top-of-the-line education for all students.

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