George Lucas Educational Foundation

Diversity

Find resources to help build an inclusive school community for students from different cultural, socioeconomic, and linguistic backgrounds and for children with unique instructional needs.

  • A Strategy for Overcoming Equity Issues in Gifted Programs

    Universal screening, some school districts say, makes access to gifted education more fair—but costs can be high.
    Sarah Gonser
  • Why Inclusion Matters on the Playground

    When general education students and students with special needs play together, it breaks down unconscious biases about disability and fosters relationships.
  • Incorporating LGBTQIA+ Content in History Lessons

    An inclusive history curriculum benefits all students by providing mirrors to their own lives and windows into others’ lived experiences.
  • Do’s & Don’ts for Teaching English-Language Learners

    In an excerpt from his book with fellow teacher Katie Hull Sypnieski, blogger Larry Ferlazzo looks at a few basic ways to reach students who are learning English as well as the subject at hand.
    Larry Ferlazzo
  • Preparing for Cultural Diversity: Resources for Teachers

    How can teachers prepare for diverse classrooms? There isn't a definitive answer, but there is a wealth of resources online. Discover some helpful links for teachers.
  • Teaching Young Children About Bias, Diversity, and Social Justice

    Use young children's understanding of differences to teach social justice through age-appropriate literature, news stories, anti-bias lessons, familiar examples, and problem solving.
  • Resources to Fight Bullying and Harassment at School

    Discover websites, organizations, articles, planning guides, lesson plans, and other resources dedicated to preventing bullying and harassment.
  • How Does Poverty Influence Learning?

    Poverty-related factors that intervene in students' ability to learn include health and well-being, limited literacy and language development, access to material resources, and level of mobility.
  • Equity vs. Equality: 6 Steps Toward Equity

    Ideas include knowing every child, celebrating their potential, recognizing their challenges, acknowledging inequity, and using culture as a resource.
  • A Better Way to Teach the Civil Rights Movement

    To improve history lessons on the period, educators emphasize the roles of grassroots activists, churches, schools, and women.
  • Schools Struggle to Support LGBTQ Students

    Recent research finds the majority of teachers want to help LGBTQ students but don’t always know how.
  • 5 Ways to Stop Bullying and Move into Action

    With daily news reports about the devastating impact on students who have been relentlessly bullied, teachers find themselves on the front line in addressing bullying and intolerance. It is time to move into action. Not In Our School offers solutions-based strategies and tools for change to a network of schools that are working to create safe, inclusive and accepting climates.
  • The Dual Immersion Solution

    Instead of seeing English language learners as a costly challenge, districts are increasingly recognizing the assets they bring to their schools.
  • Creating a Diverse Classroom Library

    An interaction with a student prompts an elementary teacher to revamp her classroom library to make it more inclusive.
  • What Can Schools Do to Address Poverty?

    Schools can address poverty through teaching social justice, offering equal academic opportunities, and discreetly providing school supplies, snacks, clothes, and other basic necessities.