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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

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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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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How to make virtual education work best.

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A South Carolina elementary school uses computers to engage students in a learning process, calibrated to their individual needs and abilities.

Educators use frequent formative assessments to determine the needs of each student at Forest Lake Elementary School.

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Edwards Middle School | Grades 6-8

Craig Haas, Special Ed and Student Services Coordinator at Edwards Middle School, shares how his team uses expanded learning time to provide relevant academic support to each individual student while breaking down stigmas between children of...

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An Indianapolis school district builds a new model for education based on 21st century skills.

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

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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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Yes Prep North Central | Grades 6-12

A focus on college preparation for all students helps get them to four-year schools.

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