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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

Juniors at Casco Bay High School, in Portland, Maine, explore homelessness by working in teams to make audio slide-show portraits.

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At King Middle School and Casco Bay High School, in Portland, Maine, every student works in a widely hailed project-learning method called expeditionary learning. Discover what your school can learn.

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Use these guiding principles to pull together projects with the time and resources you have.

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Yes Prep North Central | Grades 6-12

Houston's charter school, YES Prep North Central, uses extra hours to prepare kids for college.

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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

Ninth-grade English teacher Rachael Arthur makes Shakespeare come to life for her students.

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Yes Prep North Central | Grades 6-12

Houston's charter school, YES Prep North Central, uses extra hours to prepare kids for college.

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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 tiny offshore Maine school's self-sufficiency makes it an inspirational island apart.

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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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