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.

  • 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.
    Carly Berwick
  • 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 Necessity of Having High Expectations

    Conveying compassion for students while holding them to high standards can help improve equity in education.
  • 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 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Why Diverse Classroom Libraries Matter

    At a school in Oakland, California, students see themselves—and the broader world—in the books they read.
  • 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.
  • Why Restorative Practices Benefit All Students

    Punitive discipline can be harmful and unfair—restorative practices offer hopeful solutions.
  • Rejecting the ‘Mean Girl’ Framework

    Ideas for guiding girls toward positive interactions with each other.
  • 8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

    Certain widely-shared myths and lies about education are destructive for all of us as educators, and destructive for our educational institutions. This is the subject of '50 Myths & Lies That Threaten America’s Public Schools: The Real Crisis in Education,' a new book by David Berliner and Gene Glass, two of the country’s most highly respected educational researchers.