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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.

Collaboration with local museums and community organizations offer Normal Park students real-world connections to the curriculum.

Examples That Work

As a growing body of research points to positive outcomes from meditation in schools, programs are spreading across the country.

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Violence and poverty were flooding the community. Stress and anxiety gripped the classrooms. Here’s how a bold schoolwide program of meditation turned the tide and made learning possible again.

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Guided by research, educators at Cochrane Collegiate have homed in on ten top teaching methods, and teachers receive weekly PD to help them implement the practices.

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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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Mix teacher collaboration and innovative leadership with a big dose of differentiated instruction and you get Mesquite Elementary's winning recipe.

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See step-by-step how this Arizona elementary school gives its students the additional time they need to master core concepts and elevate their learning to the next level.

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Budget cuts -- you can't get around them, but you can find ways to reduce the pain. Here's how to teach lean, make supplies last, and not shortchange your kids.

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Juniors at Casco Bay High School, in Portland, Maine, explore homelessness by working in teams to make audio slide-show portraits.

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Free tools, reading lists, web links and other resources to help bring differentiated instruction to your school.

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Once a traditional lecture-style teacher, Michelle Underwood's science classroom now hums with the energy of students absorbed in collaborative learning projects.

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Being a NASA Explorer School allows Forest Lake Elementary to deepen the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curricula with technology tools and resources.

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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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Collaborative math and discussion-based English help to promote deeper learning, critical thinking, and community at The College Preparatory School in Oakland, California.

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The John Stanford International School has been a model for developing global-awareness curricula. Now they’ve expanded their lessons to teach students how to take action to help others.

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