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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

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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With hard work and plenty of district support, Mesquite Elementary School has proven that budget cuts don’t have to mean the end of excellence.

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Mesquite Elementary School developed a teaching strategy that turned the school around in just six months and that continues to prove its effectiveness.

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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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Replicating Another School's Success: One Teacher's Story

Once a traditional lecture-style teacher, Michelle Underwood's science classroom now hums with the energy of students absorbed in collaborative learning projects.

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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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By giving every middle school student a new laptop, the state of Maine strapped new wings on project learning. For both teachers and students, the learning process has soared beyond the classroom.

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NASA Resources Enrich STEM Curricula at Forest Lake Elementary

Being a NASA Explorer School allows Forest Lake Elementary to deepen the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curricula with technology tools and resources.

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Yes Prep North Central | Grades 6-12

The school shares details about administration, school culture, professional development, and curriculum -- materials that you may adapt for your class or school.

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