George Lucas Educational Foundation

After-School Learning

Discover how activities and learning opportunities beyond the school day can make a difference for some kids.

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Learning the Physics of Skateboarding Engages Kids in Science

Skate veteran and educator Bill Robertson, also known as "Dr. Skateboard," teaches students who might have otherwise fallen through the cracks about speed, velocity, and momentum at the local skate park.

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Immersing Students in Civic Education

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Nine Strategies for Reaching All Learners in English Language Arts

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Nine Strategies for Reaching All Learners in English Language Arts

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Immersing Students in Civic Education

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A New Day for Learning: Expanding the Educational Experience

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How to Use Service Learning to Engage Kids

Six strategies for starting meaningful community-service projects.

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Why After-School Programs Matter

At the end of the school day, getting to go to a dance studio or a weight room or onto a stage can make all the difference in any child's life.

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Students Take Action in the Community

Thousands of kids volunteer their time and energy to improve their schools and neighborhoods.

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Digital Youth Portrait: Cameron
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Digital Youth Portrait: Cameron

At school, at home, and on the road with his hockey team, Cameron experiments and innovates with his laptop, editing software, and a homemade green screen.

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Digital Youth Portrait: Nafiza
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Digital Youth Portrait: Nafiza

An active participant in New York City's Global Kids organization, Nafiza explores international issues through gaming and virtual worlds.

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Learning World Affairs Through Digital Media
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Learning World Affairs Through Digital Media

Global Kids uses digital media to foster civic participation and global awareness. In its Online Leadership Program, students make games, create animated movies, and produce videos that explore global issues.

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Digital Youth Portrait: Luis
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Digital Youth Portrait: Luis

This 18-year-old son of immigrants believes that digital technology is meant to be shared with his family and community.

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Rudy Moseley, Principal

Learn more about PASA program participants.

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Learning Alliances: Building a Better Education

Experts discuss the School Development Program.

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Third-Party Assessment of Citizen Schools

All of the programs in our New Day for Learning, Part Two, series have undergone outside evaluation to either gauge their success, improve performance, or both.

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The WINGS Story: An After-School Program Helps Students Beat the Odds

A South Carolina program pioneers a model for teaching social and emotional lessons to the neediest children after school.

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Romeo and Juliet for the 21st c.: How One Teacher Created a Drama Club and Made Shakespeare Hip

North Philly Teacher stimulates her students' passion as well as her own with an updated version of Romeo and Juliet.

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Principal Derek Pierce on Building Relationships Between Students and Teachers
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Principal Derek Pierce on Building Relationships Between Students and Teachers

How a Portland, Maine high school made human relationships the building blocks of high student achievement.

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Guided Homework Help Goes Online

The New York Public Library's homework program pioneers ways to connect students with teachers after class is dismissed.

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