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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

Classroom strategies backed by research and ongoing teacher development have helped narrow the achievement gap at this Title I school.

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At Cochrane Collegiate Academy, teachers credit their principal with helping them continually improve their practice through effective PD, ongoing support, and mutual trust.

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Educators from Cochrane Collegiate Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina, have provided these samples and resources for you to use in your school.

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Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom at Mesquite Elementary School

Mix teacher collaboration and innovative leadership with a big dose of differentiated instruction and you get Mesquite Elementary's winning recipe.

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Reteach and Enrich: How to Make Time for Every Student

See step-by-step how this Arizona elementary school gives its students the additional time they need to master core concepts and elevate their learning to the next level.

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Teachers' Tips for Saving Money in the Classroom

Budget cuts -- you can't get around them, but you can find ways to reduce the pain. Here's how to teach lean, make supplies last, and not shortchange your kids.

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How Teachers Collaborate Online and in School

The Vail School District in southern Arizona developed a wiki for teachers to share lesson plans and resources. Today, the wiki is a smash hit, and textbooks are a thing of the past.

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How one elementary school trains and supports its staff to blaze a new digital trail.

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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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Wings Program | Grades K-5

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

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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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Mc2 Stem High School | Grades 9-12

How you can help students take responsibility and meet high expectations by providing the right tools and support along the way.

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Susan Patrick: Why Online Learning Is a Smart Solution

The president and CEO of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) explains why the time for virtual education is now.

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Elementary school principal Scott McFarland explains why helping children relax and self-regulate also helps them become better students.

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