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.

  • Showing Up for Conversations About Social Justice

    It takes courage to reflect on your own privilege, but when teachers commit to vulnerability during class discussions, it builds respect and trust.
  • Trauma is ‘Written Into Our Bodies’—but Educators Can Help

    Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, California’s first surgeon general, on the impact of multigenerational adversity, SEL in the classroom, and the transformational powers of meditation.
    Stephen Merrill
  • An Antiracist Roadmap for Discussing Tough Topics in Class

    This long-term strategy for guiding conversations on topics like racism requires prep work to ensure that the classroom is truly inclusive of all students.
  • 7 Classroom Management Mistakes—and the Research on How to Fix Them

    Whether our emotions get the best of us, or we fall into familiar but unproductive habits, here are 7 common classroom management mistakes, and what the research suggests you should do instead.
  • 2 Simple Ways to Improve Online Instruction

    Distance learning started as an emergency in the spring, but teachers are finding ways to make it better, even for students working on smartphones.
  • A Guide to Equity and Antiracism for Educators

    Teachers shaken by recent events and wondering how to work for change in our society and schools can start with these lesson plans, videos, and other resources.
  • Testing the Waters of Bringing Students Back to School

    Using strict health guidelines and restructured classrooms, some schools reopen in Northern California for the students who need them most.
  • Covid-19’s Impact on Students’ Academic and Mental Well-Being

    The pandemic has revealed—and exacerbated—inequities that hold many students back. Here’s how teachers can help.
  • Why Teachers of Color Matter for Students of Color to Succeed

    Research shows that having a teacher of color can help students of color reach better outcomes; but the benefits extend to all young people, preparing them to live and work in an increasingly diverse society.
  • Making Your Classroom a Safe Place for Kids Who Stutter

    It’s not just Joe Biden—figures as various as Charles Darwin, Ed Sheeran, and Shaquille O’Neal stuttered growing up. Here’s how to integrate a student who stutters into your classroom.
  • 6 Ways to be an Antiracist Educator

    Educator Dena Simmons on engaging in antiracist work in the classroom.
  • How White Educators Can Approach Antiracist Work

    Striving to understand the origins of the concept of race and the effects of implicit biases are good initial steps.
  • From Wi-Fi to Food Drops: How Districts Are Tackling the Big Issues Now

    Most education leaders say the U.S. has never faced anything like this before. The leader of Chiefs for Change on the short and long view as coronavirus continues.
  • What Past Education Emergencies Tell Us About Our Future

    With schools closed in 185 countries, experts who’ve studied school emergencies around the world share insights about the impact on kids.
  • Engaging White Students in Conversations About Race

    A high school teacher shares strategies for using literature to guide discussions about race with students who would rather avoid the topic.

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