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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

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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At a multicultural high school in Ottawa, technology opens new worlds for the diverse student population.

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Clackamas High School | Grades 9-12

At Clackamas High School, green ideals infuse the curricula, the building, and, most importantly, the students.

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An Indianapolis school district builds a new model for education based on 21st century skills.

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The Walden Project | Grades 9-12

In the muddy Vermont woods, teens discover science, community, and a newfound love of learning.

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The unique International Baccalaureate program sparks both admiration and controversy.

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Martin Scorsese champions a visual-literacy curriculum, available free to teachers for use in middle school classrooms.

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School Of The Future | Grades 6-8

This New York City middle and high school ensures that students learn how to think critically and are assessed in an authentic way.

Glenview Elementary | Grades K-5

Dialogue circles, arts programming, and team-building activities create a positive school culture and support academic growth at Glenview Elementary School.

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Edwards Middle School | Grades 6-8

Students’ math, reading, and science skills – and behavior and attendance – improved by leaps and bounds after expanding academic time allowed for support in core areas and participation in extracurricular enrichment courses.

OUTCOMES Once among the worst-performing middle schools in the state, Cochrane has been making great strides by narrowing its achievement gap and doubling student performance in the past three years.

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Idaho Digital Learning Academy deploys online learning to expand course options, personalize instruction, and reduce costs.

Mount Desert Elementary focuses on creating a learning environment that helps the students feel a sense of community in order to build self-confidence and encourage a strong academic education.

Student behavior improved after implementing meditation techniques to relax students, promote a sense of well-being, and foster more-positive interactions.

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