George Lucas Educational Foundation
About Us

Vision and Mission

Find out what we are working towards and what we envision for the future.

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Our Vision

Our vision is of a new world of learning based on the compelling truth that improving education is the key to the survival of the human race.  

It’s a world of creativity, inspiration and ambition informed by real-world evidence and experience. It’s a world where students become lifelong learners and develop 21st-century skills. It’s a world where innovation is the rule, not the exception. It’s a world where schools provide rigorous project-based learning, social and emotional learning, and access to new technology. It’s a world where students and parents, teachers and administrators, policy makers and the people they serve are all empowered with a shared vision to change education for the better.

We call this place Edutopia, and we provide not just the vision for this new world of learning but the real-world information and community connections to make it a reality.

Our Mission

​We are dedicated to transforming kindergarten through 12th-grade (K-12) education so all students can thrive in their studies, careers, and adult lives. We are focused on practices and programs that help students acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, skills and beliefs to achieve their full potential. In particular, we believe three 21st century skills are fundamental:

  • how to find fact-based information;
  • how to assess the quality of information;
  • how to creatively and effectively use information to accomplish a goal.
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What We Do

1. Edutopia is a trusted voice illuminating and showcasing what works in education. We show people how they can adopt best practices and we tell stories of innovation and continuous learning in the real world.

2. At Lucas Education Research, we develop and evaluate methods that profoundly impact the course of learning and lifelong achievement. Lucas Education Research strives for quality, replicability, and scalability.


To understand more about why we are passionate about our work, read about Edutopia's Core Strategies and about what our founder and chairman, George Lucas, has to say about Edutopia's role in education.

Please note: The Foundation is a nonpartisan organization, and does not take positions on any legislation or ballot measures, nor does it endorse or oppose any candidates in elections to public office.

Join us in building this world today

"Edutopia is on the cutting edge and in tune with where schools and classrooms need to be headed." Curriculum Specialist, Illinois