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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Building a Community of Learners—and Citizens

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Gender Equity in the Classroom

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Honoring the Innocence of Black Girls

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Matching Student Resources With Student Experiences

Students of color deserve educational materials that better represent their group identities and honor their individuality to include and engage them in their learning experience.

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Why Representation Matters

Children’s early experiences shape what they imagine to be possible. Here are six strategies for giving them positive, familiar examples of who and what they can be.

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Teacher Support for Children Undergoing Medical Treatment

When children are absent for ongoing medical treatment, educate the class about their illness, and foster a classroom community that reaches out to include the recovering classmate.

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Teaching Toward Consciousness

To create equity in their schools, educators must seek to validate and acknowledge students, expose and reveal the unseen, encourage questioning, and facilitate reflection.

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Makerspaces and Equal Access to Learning

Makerspaces can democratize learning, create a culture of participation, allow for teaching with visual cues, offer thematic planning opportunities, and facilitate differentiated instruction.

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Recalling and Rekindling the Spirit that Initiated Special Olympics

The spirit of Special Olympics needs emulation so that doors are more widely open for all -- in schools and social institutions.

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Equity for English-Language Learners

Provide ELLs with quality instructional practices and resources, including fair assessments, free use of dictionaries and thesauruses, extra time, and the option of multiple media.

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Creating an Anti-Racist Classroom

Blogger Danielle Moss Lee examines the evidence that some teachers are still treating students of color differently.

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Differentiation Is Just Too Difficult: Myth-Busting DI Part 3

Most teachers differentiate their instruction intuitively because not all students are the same. For those willing to commit to DI, the next step is intentional differentiation.

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Resources and Lesson Plans for Financial Literacy

Educators from Ariel Community Academy, in Chicago, have provided lesson plans and web resources to help you get started.

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Crossing the Digital Divide: Bridges and Barriers to Digital Inclusion

Now that we’ve reached the second decade of the new millennium, how is digital access changing, and what are the implications for schools?

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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.

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A Case for Student-Centered Learning

Edutopia blogger Bob Lenz shares Stanford findings that show deeper learning strategies and student-centered practices increase academic achievement.

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What Teachers Should Know About ADHD & ASD

Teachers are critical in helping children affected by ASD or ADHD, as they are positioned to communicate with parents/caregivers and practice appropriate classroom intervention.

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