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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.

Collaboration with local museums and community organizations offer Normal Park students real-world connections to the curriculum.

Examples That Work

Yes Prep North Central | Grades 6-12

A focus on family involvement is one reason for student success in the rigorous college-prep environment at YES Prep North Central in Houston, Texas.

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Yes Prep North Central | Grades 6-12

A focus on college preparation for all students helps get them to four-year schools.

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Yes Prep North Central | Grades 6-12

Ninth-grade English teacher Rachael Arthur makes Shakespeare come to life for her students.

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Yes Prep North Central | Grades 6-12

A supportive and caring environment underpins a strict discipline program.

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A Texas high school on the Mexican border settles for nothing less than success.

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Global Writes, a Bronx-based nonprofit, helps students reach new heights in literacy and life through live poetry competitions.

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After-school mentors can keep middle school kids from dropping out.

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School Of The Future | Grades 6-8

This New York City middle and high school ensures that students learn how to think critically and are assessed in an authentic way.

Glenview Elementary | Grades K-5

Dialogue circles, arts programming, and team-building activities create a positive school culture and support academic growth at Glenview Elementary School.

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Edwards Middle School | Grades 6-8

Students’ math, reading, and science skills – and behavior and attendance – improved by leaps and bounds after expanding academic time allowed for support in core areas and participation in extracurricular enrichment courses.

OUTCOMES Once among the worst-performing middle schools in the state, Cochrane has been making great strides by narrowing its achievement gap and doubling student performance in the past three years.

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Idaho Digital Learning Academy deploys online learning to expand course options, personalize instruction, and reduce costs.

P.K. Yonge provides personalized instruction for every student by leveraging technology integration, grouping students and teachers into learning communities, and strong systems of support.

Mount Desert Elementary focuses on creating a learning environment that helps the students feel a sense of community in order to build self-confidence and encourage a strong academic education.

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