George Lucas Educational Foundation

Education Equity

How can we ensure all students have equal access to opportunities, support, and the tools they need to succeed? Explore and share proven ways to make this happen.

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Shifting Mental Models in Educators

When we recognize a mental model surfacing that doesn't seem to be of service, either in ourselves or in another, here are some approaches for shifting it.

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Empowering Educators Through Cultural Competence

We're teaching students, not just curriculum, so cultural competence should equal professional competence, especially with students who don't share our background or level of privilege.

How Teachers Can Help Girls Lead

Based on recent findings, a report offers three recommendations as to how teachers, schools, and districts can help close the gender leadership gap.

Creating Classrooms for Social Justice

Teach your students about making positive change in the world by connecting with them, discussing real-world problems and multiple perspectives, creating classroom community, and including authentic assessment.

Teaching for Justice: 10 Ways To Unravel Systemic Oppression

How do you confront any racial injustice at your school? How do you reflect on your own potential biases in the classroom? Explore ten tactics to help answer those questions.

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A Small Town School Embraces a Big Vision

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Letting Students Succeed as Themselves

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Building a Community of Learners—and Citizens

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Photos: Classrooms That Really Move

These traveling art studios, science labs, and greenhouses are reducing barriers to access by meeting students where they are.

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Meeting the Needs of Students With ADHD

Steps you can take to foster greater productivity, order, and calm for these learners.

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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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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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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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Implicit Bias in the STEM Classroom

How to start tackling the biases that hold students back in STEM.

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Equity in Education: Empowering First-Generation Students to Succeed
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Confronting Inequity on the Path to College

At these three high schools, getting every student into college is an equity issue.

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Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes

Guest bloggers Hunter Maats and Katie O'Brien, teachers and authors, discuss the value of making mistakes and helping students adopt the mindset to view their mistakes as healthy challenges rather than crushing defeats.

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How Does Poverty Influence Learning?

Poverty-related factors that intervene in students' ability to learn include health and well-being, limited literacy and language development, access to material resources, and level of mobility.

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How to Engage Underperforming Students

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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Biased Discipline at My School

A public high school administrator recounts the moment she recognized that her teachers disciplined black and white students differently.

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Why Restorative Practices Benefit All Students

Punitive discipline can be harmful and unfair—restorative practices offer hopeful solutions.

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Equity vs. Equality: 6 Steps Toward Equity

Six steps toward classroom equity include knowing every child, celebrating their potential, recognizing their challenges, becoming flexible, making it safe to fail, and using culture as a resource.  

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Rejecting the ‘Mean Girl’ Framework

Ideas for guiding girls toward positive interactions with each other.

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