George Lucas Educational Foundation

Schools That Work

Highlander Charter School

Charter, Urban
Grades PK-12
Providence, RI
Education Equity

Building a Community of Learners—and Citizens

A high-needs school in Rhode Island helps close the achievement gap while preparing students for active citizenship.

Suzie Boss
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    60-Second Strategy: Shout Outs

    Nurture a positive, supportive atmosphere in your classroom with fun and fast peer shout-outs.
  • Student Voice

    Domingo: Somebody Just Like Me

    When students see themselves reflected in their teachers, it shows them that they too can succeed.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Morning Meetings: Building Community in the Classroom

    Starting the day with this 15-minute activity helps students regulate their emotions and focus on the day’s learning.
  • Differentiated Instruction

    Station Rotation: Differentiating Instruction to Reach All Students

    Rotation stations allow students to learn in a range of modalities, while making differentiation manageable for one teacher.
  • Critical Thinking

    Talking Politics: Valuing Different Perspectives

    Students learn how to share and listen to opposing beliefs with empathy.