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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Our flagship series highlights practices and case studies from K-12 schools and districts that are improving the way students learn.

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By sending home detailed data reports that focus on a specific skill, Humboldt opens a two-way line of communication with parents about their child's learning. 

Examples That Work

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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School Of The Future | Grades 6-8

A checklist of essential qualities for schools and school districts profiled in Edutopia's Schools That Work.

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School Of The Future | Grades 6-8

This New York City middle and high school measures the full range of student ability through formative assessments, presentations, exhibitions, and tests -- and they put a strong focus on "authentic" tasks that are tied to the real world.

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Wings Program | Grades K-5

Planning and fundraising tips to launch your own program, from the pro behind WINGS for Kids.

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Wings Program | Grades K-5

The WINGS program at Chicora Elementary in South Carolina demonstrates a promising niche for social and emotional lessons: after school.

Wings Program | Grades K-5

Free tools, guidelines, and activities to help you bring social and emotional learning to children in grades K-6 in your after-school setting.

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Wings Program | Grades K-5

WINGS for Kids is just one model of innovative uses of the after-school hours.

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Wings Program | Grades K-5

A South Carolina program pioneers a model for teaching social and emotional lessons to the neediest children after school.

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Principal Kappy Cannon Fosters Technology Innovation and Teamwork

Principal Kappy Cannon Steck encourages master teachers to innovate with new technologies and work together to share their skills with the entire staff.

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Freshman Orientation: A Year of Gentle Transition
High Tech High School | Grades 9-12

In an ungraded weekly seminar throughout their freshman year, incoming students at High Tech High School learn about each other, themselves, and their academic community.

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Wings Program | Grades K-5

Planning and fundraising tips to launch your own program, from the pro behind WINGS for Kids.

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Virtual schools are transforming students' experiences nationwide, as spotlighted these standout examples from the Edutopia archives.

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Performance-Based Assessment: Chemistry
Hampton High School | Grades 9-12

In Hampton High's PBA Chemistry Research Project, students create a model of their compound, produce a video about it, and defend it in a debate.

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Arizona's Mesquite Elementary is one of the top-performing schools in the state but has one of the lowest per pupil budgets. Here’s how the school makes more out of less.

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