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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

Project learning combined with 1-to-1 laptops creates a rich and rigorous environment for learning at a middle school and a high school in Portland, Maine.

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Project Learning Assignment: Seventh graders work with community experts to advance their understanding of bacteria in the environment -- and then share their findings with the community at large.

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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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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

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

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

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At P. K. Yonge, using Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) enables teachers to differentiate and provide each student the right level of instruction to succeed.

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At P. K. Yonge Developmental Research School, integrating digital content with face-to-face learning has led to impressive gains in student achievement.

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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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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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