The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF) has launched a new interactive feature on its web site addressing “Systemwide Change.” In the coming months, the foundation will explore in-depth examples of how educational innovations have been brought to scale at the district or—in some cases—the state level. The first case study, which debuted on the site Jan. 27, examines the successful reform efforts in Union City, N.J. According to GLEF, this once-underperforming urban district has become a model for reform, thanks to a focus on literacy and a strong belief in its students’ abilities to excel. GLEF’s coverage of this story includes an article entitled “A Remarkable Transformation,” which highlights the main elements of the district’s reform efforts, as well as a 10-minute web documentary on Union City’s turnaround and short video interviews with leaders in the reform effort.

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