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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

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

Meet a Virtual Principal: How to Lead from a Distance

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

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

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One Teacher's Take: How Holly Mortimer Took Her Teaching Career Online

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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Susan Patrick: Why Online Learning Is a Smart Solution

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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How to make virtual education work best.

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Mc2 Stem High School | Grades 9-12

Respect, responsibility, and accountability: how opportunities for learning in the workplace bring out the best in students.

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Personalized Learning at Chile's San Luis Beltrán School

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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With hard work and plenty of district support, Mesquite Elementary School has proven that budget cuts don’t have to mean the end of excellence.

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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

South Carolina's WINGS for Kids uses fun activities and precise language to reinforce social and emotional lessons every day.

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