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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.

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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

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.

Project-Based Learning: Success Start to Finish

At this high school in Texas, where every class is project-based, there is a commitment to a consistent process, a focus on relationships, and a commitment to relevance and rigor.

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At one New Tech Network high school, strategies backed by research make project-based learning effective and engaging for teachers and students.

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Educators from Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas, part of the New Tech Network of schools, have provided these resources and tools for project-based learning.

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Discover a project-based learning model that motivates students to pursue knowledge and drives academic achievement.

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OUTCOMES Since 2002, Ariel has consistently outperformed their district, Chicago Public Schools, on the percent of students meeting or exceeding state standards in math, reading, and science.

An Early Start on Financial Literacy Pays Off

A financial-literacy curriculum provides real-world context for learning and helps students directly connect school with their future goals.

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Students who learn financial literacy skills gain a wealth of knowledge that will yield returns well into their future.

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An Early Start on Financial Literacy Pays Off

A financial-literacy curriculum provides real-world context for learning and helps students directly connect school with their future goals.

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Anatomy of a Project: Give Me Shelter

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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Using Exhibits as Assessment

Students at Normal Park Museum Magnet School create various types of museum-style exhibits to demonstrate their understanding of academic topics.

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Articles, best practices, and training sites for virtual education.

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Critical Thinking Wins the Day at a KIPP High School

Suggestions from educators at KIPP King Collegiate High School on how to help develop and assess critical-thinking skills in your students.

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