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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

To challenge and support each child at his or her own level, the educators of Forest Lake Elementary deploy a powerful array of digital-technology tools. Discover what your school can learn.

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

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Two schools in Maine are transforming the learning process with technology-infused projects that benefit the community and promote high academic achievement.

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Art, history, engineering, language arts, and technology, both old and new, come together for eighth grade students in this rich project learning expedition at King Middle School in Portland, Maine.

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Educators from Maine have shared details about their administration, school culture, professional development, and curriculum -- materials you may adapt for your class, school, or school district.

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Middle school principal Mike McCarthy shares 30 years of wisdom on how to run a school well.

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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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By guiding her students through rigorous projects aimed at illuminating solutions to real-world problems, high school humanities teacher Susan McCray uses Outward Bound principles to tap into students' passions for learning.

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After-school mentors can keep middle school kids from dropping out.

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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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Students become responsible for their learning by setting their own pace at a school that educates parents as well as children.

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Respect, responsibility, and accountability: how opportunities for learning in the workplace bring out the best in students.

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The Facing History School doesn't sugarcoat our past. It confronts it.

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Preparing teachers to work in a collaborative academy culture

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