George Lucas Educational Foundation
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Education Equity

Can Equity Be Taught?

In a rapidly diversifying district with a largely white teaching force, how do you foster mutual trust and understanding? Send teachers to school.
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STEM

12 Inspiring STEM Books for Girls

Science, technology, engineering, and math are more important than ever, so we’ve put together a list of books to encourage girls to persevere in these subjects.
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Project-Based Learning

Learning by Doing: Students Write a Guide to Teen Psychology

Eighth graders at the author’s school taught themselves psychology by writing their own primer on the topic.
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School Leadership

The Graduate Profile: A Focus on Outcomes

These profiles help schools direct resources toward building student competencies. See how they work.
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Teacher Leadership

6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

Support every student by breaking learning up into chunks and providing a concrete structure for each.
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The Research Is In

How Peer Pressure Undermines Success

Will students pass up academic help based on how their friends feel? A new study suggests they will.
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Professional Development

Travel Grants and Fellowships for Educators

Money is available to help fund teachers’ professional trips. Here are some resources to help you find and apply for grants and fellowships.
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Critical Thinking

Engaging With Contrary Evidence

Crafting strong arguments requires students to truly grapple with evidence that doesn’t fit with their ideas.
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Education Equity

Can Equity Be Taught?

In a rapidly diversifying district with a largely white teaching force, how do you foster mutual trust and understanding? Send teachers to school.
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Teacher Collaboration

Want to Improve a District? Let Teachers Lead the Way

A Connecticut superintendent put teachers and students at the forefront of all decisions and transformed a district.
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Trading Places

Birmingham Covington: Building a Student-Centered School

Educators take on the role of guides and motivate students to direct their own learning.
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Learning Environments

The Sensory Room: Helping Students With Autism Focus and Learn

Imagine a safe space where students with autism can go to calm their bodies and then get back to the business of learning.
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Social and Emotional Learning

13 Powerful SEL Activities

Build social and emotional skills into any class.
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Community Partnerships

The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!
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Formative Assessment

Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools

Checking for understanding is good for both students and teachers. We’ve rounded up a variety of digital tools to help you do it.
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Professional Development

Travel Grants and Fellowships for Educators

Money is available to help fund teachers’ professional trips. Here are some resources to help you find and apply for grants and fellowships.
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Mental Health

Reaching Students With Emotional Disturbances

A seasoned educator shares four ideas for supporting students who have suffered emotional trauma.
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Teacher Appreciation

6 Traits of Life-Changing Teachers

We asked our community what makes teachers unforgettable. Here’s what they said.
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Critical Thinking

Engaging With Contrary Evidence

Crafting strong arguments requires students to truly grapple with evidence that doesn’t fit with their ideas.
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Literacy

Bringing Poetry Outside

See how one teacher encourages his school to join together and enjoy a spring day with poetry.
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School Leadership

Meriden Public Schools: Courageous Leadership and Innovation in Action

Visit a school district that has modernized by focusing on four key areas.
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Student Engagement

Student-Centered Learning: Building Agency and Engagement

Peek inside a high school where teachers act as facilitators and students are directors of their own learning.
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Critical Thinking

What Would Happen If Students Assigned Their Own Math Homework?

Instead of a set of 20 questions, use this framework to have your students create their own homework based on their...
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School Leadership

Meriden Public Schools: Courageous Leadership and Innovation in Action

Visit a school district that has modernized by focusing on four key areas.
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Technology Integration

Tech Buddies: Building Technology Skills Through Peer Teaching

See the learning on both sides when fifth graders teach computer skills to first graders.
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Classroom Technology

New G Suite Apps to Boost Your Effectiveness

Google Cast for Education and Screencastify give you new ways to reach all of your students.
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Blended Learning

Are We Innovating, or Just Digitizing Traditional Teaching?

Blended learning has the potential to transform the way teachers teach and students learn—if we take advantage of all...
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