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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

A whole-school focus on a specific profession helps make amazing partnerships possible.


Small learning communities link academics and career skills in a collaborative model.

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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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Expert advice on shifting from brick and mortar to bytes and bits.

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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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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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Classroom strategies backed by research and ongoing teacher development have helped narrow the achievement gap at this Title I school.


The unique International Baccalaureate program sparks both admiration and controversy.

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School Of The Future | Grades 6-8

John Fanning and Stacy Goldstein share insight on how you can implement an "authentic" assessment strategy at your school.

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A whole-school focus on a specific profession helps make amazing partnerships possible.