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.

  • 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.
    Laura Lee
  • Learning to See Students’ Deficits as Strengths

    A teacher works to see the upsides in students’ learning difficulties—and uses them to help all students succeed.
  • When Middle School Students Think Like Historians

    Students can learn about implicit bias by investigating the cultural assumptions underlying their history textbooks.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Growing a School Community

    An elementary school garden has fostered community by giving English-speaking staff and Spanish-speaking families a shared goal.
  • Helping Students With Disabilities Understand Accommodations in College

    High school educators can play an important role in preparing students to request accommodations in college.
  • Dispelling Myths Around Learning Disabilities

    One in five students struggle with learning or attention issues like autism, dyscalculia, or ADHD, yet only 17 percent of teachers feel prepared to support them, a new report finds.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Is It Time to Detrack Math?

    Districts are moving to end the practice of tracking as research suggests that it may deepen educational inequities—with little benefit for students’ academic performance.
  • Meeting the Challenge of Twice Exceptional Students

    Gifted students who also have disabilities can slip through the cracks of the education system, prompting some states and districts to formulate new policies.
  • Why Restorative Practices Benefit All Students

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