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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

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

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

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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It takes a certain kind of educator to thrive as a full-time online teacher. Holly Mortimer describes how skills like responsiveness and flexibility are critical to create the best online learning experiences for 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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An Indianapolis school district builds a new model for education based on 21st century skills.

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Each student at Normal Park Museum Magnet School creates a unique “travel journal” to explore the themes of science and social studies units.

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The unique International Baccalaureate program sparks both admiration and controversy.

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The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a recording studio on wheels that brings music education to schools across the country.

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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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How the South Carolina elementary school secured an eye-popping set of technology tools.

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