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Common Sense Media Honors Edutopia Founder George Lucas

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George Lucas, visionary and founder of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, is being honored today by Common Sense Media, the nation's leading nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving families' experiences with media and entertainment.

He'll receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for Innovation in Entertainment and Education at the Sixth Annual Common Sense Media Awards, to be held tonight at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. (See complete press release)

Here is a broad overview of some of Mr. Lucas's contributions to the field of education.

Go, George! And on behalf of the greater educational community, thank you for all you do.

--Betty Ray, Edutopia Community Manager

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Debra Watson Sheffield's picture

George Lucas is a visionary. He does believe that a child with a disability should not stop learning because he has a disability. I am a special education teacher and sometimes I wonder how I can keep going then a ray of hope appears. Sometimes I just don't have the means to teach a student the way they need to be taught. Now with budget cuts and lower teachers salaries I don't see how we can survive. My love for teaching does not pay my bills or get me computers and software for my classroom. I am hoping this site will give me a new perspective on looking at situations.I do the Community Based Learning Program and I teach all of the Access classes. This means that I have to stay in tune with community as well as learn how to teach all 4 English's, Math 1, 2, 3 and 4., all the histories and sciences. I would not have made it this far without the aid of the internet. I think it is time for me to learn to work smarter not harder.

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