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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Edutopia's Schools That Work series highlights practices and case studies from K-12 schools and districts that are improving the way students learn.

At Montpelier High School, community-based learning focuses on student interest to create internship opportunities that are designed to connect academic learning to the real world.

Examples That Work

Wings Program | Grades K-5

WINGS for Kids is just one model of innovative uses of the after-school hours.

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Wings Program | Grades K-5

Best practices from WINGS for Kids, a carefully designed South Carolina program.

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Wings Program | Grades K-5

How South Carolina's WINGS for Kids aims to expand its program for teaching social and emotional skills to young children.

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Wings Program | Grades K-5

South Carolina's WINGS for Kids teaches crucial social and emotional skills to students facing serious life challenges.

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Wings Program | Grades K-5

South Carolina's WINGS for Kids uses fun activities and precise language to reinforce social and emotional lessons every day.

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Wings Program | Grades K-5

A South Carolina program pioneers a model for teaching social and emotional lessons to the neediest children after school.

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Wings Program | Grades K-5

A daily song reinforces social and emotional skills.

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Virtual schools are transforming students' experiences nationwide, as spotlighted these standout examples from the Edutopia archives.

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Full-Speed Reform in Rural Georgia

A public middle school and high school in Whitfield County, Georgia show how to recreate the learning strategies of a renowned charter school in a traditional setting.

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Canadian Kaleidoscope: Brookfield High School

At a multicultural high school in Ottawa, technology opens new worlds for the diverse student population.

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Reaching All High School Students: A Multi-Tiered Approach

P.K. Yonge provides a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) that is tailored not only to fit the increased academic demands but the unique social and emotional challenges of secondary students.

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Clackamas High School | Grades 9-12

At Clackamas High School, green ideals infuse the curricula, the building, and, most importantly, the students.

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Arizona's Mesquite Elementary is one of the top-performing schools in the state but has one of the lowest per pupil budgets. Here’s how the school makes more out of less.

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An Indianapolis school district builds a new model for education based on 21st century skills.

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