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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

High Tech High School | Grades 9-12

The staff at High Tech High believes that interest drives learning. Here, the academics support the career and technical vocation. Providing students with a traditional academic program that includes a vocational component creates well-rounded,...

High Tech High's Vocational and Academic Model
High Tech High School | Grades 9-12

High Tech High School's four academies provide students with a range of vocational majors, connecting them with real-world contexts and teaching 21st-century skills.

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Integrated Learning: Broadcasting and Social Studies
High Tech High School | Grades 9-12

Engage history students with the challenge of creating and producing their own radio program to share their knowledge and ideas with a wide audience.

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Integrated Learning: One Project, Several Disciplines
High Tech High School | Grades 9-12

For any project within a vocational major, High Tech High encourages teachers and students to include relevant content from other subject areas to enhance real-world connections.

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Freshman Orientation: A Year of Gentle Transition
High Tech High School | Grades 9-12

In an ungraded weekly seminar throughout their freshman year, incoming students at High Tech High School learn about each other, themselves, and their academic community.

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Student-Driven Differentiated Instruction with "I Choose"
Humboldt Elementary | Grades K-6

When teachers began asking for time to differentiate instruction by working with students in small groups, Humboldt Elementary found the time for them.

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Sharing Data to Create Stronger Parent Partnerships
Humboldt Elementary | Grades K-6

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.

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Educators from the Bay Area's KIPP King Collegiate High School and the KIPP network have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.

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Bates Middle School | Grades 6-8

Educators from Bates Middle School, in Annapolis, Maryland, share arts-integrated lessons and resources that you can use in your school.

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Educators from Mesquite Elementary School, in Tucson, Arizona, have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.

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

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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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Edwards Middle School | Grades 6-8

Middle school English language arts teacher Hassan Mansaray shares how he uses an individualized learning model, Readers and Writers Workshop, to reach his students in an expanded learning time program.

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Bates Middle School | Grades 6-8

Thanks to a bold strategy -- integrating the arts into curricula -- the faculty, staff, and students of Maryland's Bates Middle School are crafting a whole new vision of school transformation.

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