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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 Montpelier High School, community-based learning focuses on student interest to create internship opportunities that are designed to connect academic learning to the real world.

Examples That Work

Locating the pots of money designated for career tech academies and pathways.

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Evidence of success in lowering the dropout rate and raising grades.

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

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

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

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Montpelier High School | Grades 9-12

Personalized learning means student agency, defining curriculum by real-life skills, defining learning expectations, encouraging self-knowledge, and teachers getting to know their students as people.

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

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