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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

Yes Prep North Central | Grades 6-12

Bold ideas from YES Prep North Central, a successful Houston charter school.

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Yes Prep North Central | Grades 6-12

Enroll students from working-class homes in a school with extraordinary teachers and administrators. Give them all a mission that will transform their lives. Then discover the astonishing success of Houston's Yes Prep North Central.

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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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Yes Prep North Central | Grades 6-12

Educators at YES Prep are on a mission with far-reaching goals. They want to prepare kids, many of them from disadvantaged families with few, if any, high school graduates, to attend college.

Yes Prep North Central | Grades 6-12

YES Prep North Central, serving grades 6-12 in Houston, does whatever it takes to prepare students for college success.

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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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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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Casa Grande High School | Grades 9-12

A high school hatchery protects endangered species and demands academic excellence.

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A Texas high school on the Mexican border settles for nothing less than success.

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Henry Ford Academy | Grades 9-12

Combine a school, a museum, and a global corporation, and you get a learning environment like no other.

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At Mount Desert Elementary School, differentiated instruction offers customized learning for each student, increasing its relevance and impact.

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Mc2 Stem High School | Grades 9-12

Integrated project-based learning and real-world internship experiences build the crucial link between academic achievement and future economic success.

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Language immersion, global competence, and vibrant professional-learning communities enhance student learning at Seattle’s John Stanford International School.

Yes Prep North Central | Grades 6-12

Educators at YES Prep are on a mission with far-reaching goals. They want to prepare kids, many of them from disadvantaged families with few, if any, high school graduates, to attend college.

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