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.

  • Windows and Mirrors: Learning About Difference—and Belonging—Through Books

    When there is diversity in classroom materials, students connect to the experiences of others—and have their own reflected and valued.
  • Why Diverse Classroom Libraries Matter

    At a school in Oakland, California, students see themselves—and the broader world—in the books they read.
  • 6 Steps to Equitable Data Analysis

    When analyzing data, educators should include students’ identities and culture for a fuller picture of how they are doing.
  • 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.
  • Bias Starts as Early as Preschool, but Can be Unlearned

    A new study finds that children show bias at a surprisingly young age. But teachers have ways to address this and create a welcoming classroom.
  • 50 Years of Children Drawing Scientists

    When girls don’t see women as scientists, they may not see their future selves as scientists, either—but teachers can make a difference.
  • 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.
  • Benefits of Preschool Attendance Pass to the Next Generation

    New findings from a study that began in the 1960s reveal the benefits of preschool attendance for participants’ children.
  • 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.
  • Locked Away: The Toll of Mass Incarceration on Students

    Children with imprisoned siblings or parents often suffer silently, but schools can help students confront the stigma and trauma.
  • Keeping Girls in STEM: 3 Barriers, 3 Solutions

    Stereotypes and cultural norms dampen girls’ interest in STEM, but educators can counter the disparities with small changes to their practice.
  • A Class Library That Represents All Students

    Simple ways to ensure that all students find stories that reflect their families, cultures, and experiences in your classroom library.
  • Supporting Families to Boost Students’ Success

    Addressing the financial, social, and emotional wellness of preschoolers’ families supports the students’ progress in school.
  • Rejecting the ‘Mean Girl’ Framework

    Ideas for guiding girls toward positive interactions with each other.