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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 Forest Lake Elementary School, in Columbia, South Carolina, achievement has soared since educators started using new technology to personalize the learning experience for each student. More to this story.

Examples That Work

School Of The Future | Grades 6-8

Mistakes become learning opportunities in Ben Mook's 7th grade Algebra class. To assess his students, Mook challenges them to solve real life problems, and emphasizes their thought processes over getting the right answers.

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School Of The Future | Grades 6-8

Sticky notes coalesce into high-level analytical thinking in Sarah Kaufmann's 6th grade humanities class, where complex concepts are broken down into manageable pieces that help students master challenging assignments.

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School Of The Future | Grades 6-8

New York's School of the Future shares their assessment plans and rubrics, classroom projects, schedules, web links, and other resources to help you implement "authentic" assessment today.

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School Of The Future | Grades 6-8

This New York City middle and high school measures the full range of student ability through formative assessments, presentations, exhibitions, and tests -- and they put a strong focus on "authentic" tasks that are tied to the real world.

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Wings Program | Grades K-5

The WINGS program at Chicora Elementary in South Carolina demonstrates a promising niche for social and emotional lessons: after school.

Preparing teachers to work in a collaborative academy culture

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At Bravo High School Where Students Go After Graduation 49.8% Four-year College56.9% Community College1.5% Military1.7% Vocational School

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Project learning combined with 1-to-1 laptops creates a rich and rigorous environment for learning at a middle school and a high school in Portland, Maine.

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Yes Prep North Central | Grades 6-12

Project learning, integrated studies, and comprehensive assessment support a drive to achieve high academic standards.

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Glenview Elementary | Grades K-5

At Glenview Elementary School, dialogue circles are part of a program aimed at building collaboration, respect, and positive behavior among students.

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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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Administrator Jeff Farden takes us on a ride through his workday and describes the unique demands of leadership for online learning.

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

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