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Why Teachers Matter

(1) Comments | Posted May 6, 2014 | 9:00 AM

When I was growing up, I didn't enjoy school very much. I liked English class, and shop. (Those were the days when we had shop . . .) But when it came to math and science, I didn't do that well. The truth is, I barely made it through high...

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Celebrating Unsung Heroes in Education

(32) Comments | Posted May 7, 2013 | 3:50 PM

Today, on Teacher Appreciation Day, I want to send a word of thanks to a group of devoted individuals who, apart from my parents, have done the most to shape my life -- my teachers. From kindergarten to college, certain teachers engaged my curiosity and motivated me...

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Education: The Single Most Important Job (Video)

(197) Comments | Posted May 8, 2012 | 9:00 AM

I was bored in school.

It's true. I didn't feel like the school system was designed for my learning style. It wasn't until college where I could pursue my passion, making films, that I found my way.

Recently on Edutopia.org, we published observations from 8th graders about...

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Join the Movement to Transform Learning

(137) Comments | Posted February 28, 2011 | 1:17 AM

I didn't enjoy school very much. Occasionally, I had a teacher who would inspire me. But as an adult, as I began working with computer technology to tell stories through film, I began to wonder, "Why couldn't we use these new technologies to help improve the learning process?"

Twenty years...

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Beyond Superman (VIDEO)

(343) Comments | Posted October 11, 2010 | 11:47 AM

Twenty years ago when we started The George Lucas Educational Foundation, we thought it would be 10 years before the general public would understand that the education system was in serious need of fixing. Today, in the wake of new energy in Washington D.C., new focus in the educational and...

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