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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

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a recording studio on wheels that brings music education to schools across the country.

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The Facing History School doesn't sugarcoat our past. It confronts it.

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For more than 12 years, Seattle's John Stanford International School has been a model for international schools, immersing its elementary students in global awareness and achieving academically as well.

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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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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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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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In a small town, about 12 miles east of Austin, Texas, Manor New Technology High School is a devoted to teaching every subject to every student through project-based learning.

A South Carolina elementary school uses computers to engage students in a learning process, calibrated to their individual needs and abilities.

Two schools in Maine are transforming the learning process with technology-infused projects that benefit the community and promote high academic achievement.

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