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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Creating an Inclusive Classroom

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The Benefits of Reading for Pleasure

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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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Social Justice Projects in the Classroom

Successful classroom social justice projects require raising students' awareness through empathy, giving them choice and voice in creating their projects, and providing advocacy and aid opportunities.

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Resources for Closing the Digital Divide

Learn more about the changing landscape of the "digital divide," and explore resources that discuss how to improve digital access and help all students develop digital and media literacy.

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5 Questions That Promote Student Success in High-Poverty Schools

High-poverty schools can meet student, professional, and system learning agendas by strengthening instructional framework, targeted interventions, reading proficiency, reflective practice, and data-based inquiry.

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The Deficit Model Is Harming Your Students

Raise your underserved students' expectations by raising your own, and create a series of reachable, data-based goals, scaffolding your instruction and mitigating their fear of failure.

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How I Broke the Cycle of Poverty

Trinidad Garza Early College High School helped Carlos Nava define and reinforce his personal narrative outside of the confines of society.

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Equity in Education: Where to Begin?

If we hope for equity in education, we may have to abandon our efforts toward standardization and recognize the individuality of our students.

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Addressing Chronic Absenteeism

Blogger Anne O'Brien shares both nationwide data for student chronic absence and ways schools and districts can work to decrease it.

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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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How Do We Talk About Poverty in Schools?

Poverty affects students' state of mind, and educators must be sensitive of the terms commonly used when discussing children and families living in poverty.

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Big Thinkers: Linda Darling-Hammond on Becoming Internationally Competitive

Stanford University professor and noted researcher Linda Darling-Hammond discusses what the United States can learn from high-achieving countries on teaching, learning, and assessment.

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Helping Diverse Learners Succeed

It's critical to understand the diverse learners in your classroom as people, and to share enough for them to understand you as a person.

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5 Keys to Challenging Implicit Bias

Challenge implicit biases by identifying your own, teaching colleagues about them, observing gap-closing teachers, stopping "tone policing," and tuning into such biases at your school.

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