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.

  • Reflections on Becoming More Culturally Responsive

    Participants in a program on culturally responsive teaching practices share what they’ve learned about themselves—and how their teaching has changed as a result.
    Emelina Minero
  • ‘Not Just Tummy Time’: A Preschool Professionalizes ECE

    Part of a national network of preschools, Educare New Orleans uses a holistic approach to teaching and learning to ensure that every child is ready for kindergarten.
  • A Framework for Supporting Gender-Diverse Students

    An initially skeptical school principal leans into a challenge and creates a new culture of safety for gender-diverse kids.
  • 2019 Education Research Highlights

    Does doodling boost learning? Do attendance awards work? Do boys and girls process math the same way? Here’s a look at the big questions that researchers tackled this year.
  • Identifying and Supporting Students With Dyspraxia

    Dyspraxia affects fine and gross motor development and can make it difficult for kids to learn, but there are ways teachers can help.
  • An Engaging Word Game Helps Students Grasp Implicit Bias

    A simple fill-in-the-blank exercise helped students understand the power of words and the way they might convey unspoken beliefs.
  • Getting Started With Culturally Responsive Teaching

    Understanding students’ lives can help teachers foster a sense of belonging and ensure that all students feel respected and challenged.
  • District 75: ‘The Toughest Job You’ll Ever Love’

    A former teacher revisits her roots in New York City’s District 75—a school system composed entirely of kids with severe disabilities.
  • The Best (Free) Posters of STEM Women

    Our periodically updated list of beautiful, free posters—along with a few good reasons why you should display them in your classroom.
  • The College March

    A celebration for high school seniors—most of whom will be the first in their families to go to college—as they submit their applications.
  • New Research Casts Doubt on the ‘Summer Slide’

    Under closer scrutiny, the idea of dramatic learning loss over the summer doesn’t seem to hold up, according to a recent study.
  • The Necessity of Having High Expectations

    Conveying compassion for students while holding them to high standards can help improve equity in education.
  • 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
  • When Middle School Students Think Like Historians

    Students can learn about implicit bias by investigating the cultural assumptions underlying their history textbooks.
  • Why Restorative Practices Benefit All Students

    Punitive discipline can be harmful and unfair—restorative practices offer hopeful solutions.