What does it take for a school to be anti-racist? Or even just a classroom? Two very different success stories in Pennsylvania and Texas show how educators are grappling with race, privilege, and the blind spots embedded in our schools.

In the third season of Like a Sponge, we explore how high schools need to change, and the ways some educators are rethinking assumptions and remaking their schools to actually work for students. In this episode, we look at a charter school in Philadelphia that rethought their policies and practices to strip out bias. In Texas, one highly effective teacher transforms her students’ learning liabilities into super powers. In both schools, ordinary educators are finding extraordinary success in questioning old assumptions that leave some kids behind.

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