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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.

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By sending home detailed data reports that focus on a specific skill, Humboldt opens a two-way line of communication with parents about their child's learning. 

Examples That Work

Students who learn financial literacy skills gain a wealth of knowledge that will yield returns well into their future.

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Educators from Ariel Community Academy, in Chicago, have provided lesson plans and web resources to help you get started.

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Student behavior improved after implementing meditation techniques to relax students, promote a sense of well-being, and foster more-positive interactions.

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Meditation Helps Lower Truancy and Suspensions

With levels of violence and poverty rising around them, San Francisco middle school students find social and emotional healing -- and a new readiness to learn -- in a bold program of daily meditation.

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Educators from Visitacion Valley Middle School, in San Francisco, have provided these samples and resources for you to use in your school.

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Training, consistency, and trust are keys to successfully implementing a meditation program in school.

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As a growing body of research points to positive outcomes from meditation in schools, programs are spreading across the country.

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School Of The Future | Grades 6-8

How you can replicate authentic assessment with the resources and time that you have.

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Mc2 Stem High School | Grades 9-12

Innovative and effective practices at Cleveland's MC2 STEM High School are driving learning and higher achievement for students in a district where every student qualifies for free- or reduced-price meals.

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Free tools, reading lists, web links and other resources to help bring differentiated instruction to your school.

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Academic Success for All Students: A Multi-Tiered Approach

At P. K. Yonge, using Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) enables teachers to differentiate and provide each student the right level of instruction to succeed.

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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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Teaching Grade School Students How to Make Global Impact

The John Stanford International School has been a model for developing global-awareness curricula. Now they’ve expanded their lessons to teach students how to take action to help others.

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Collaborative math and discussion-based English help to promote deeper learning, critical thinking, and community at The College Preparatory School in Oakland, California.

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