What does it take to turn around a high school with lagging attendance, low test scores, and few resources? Some educators might say, “baby steps.” Instead, North Edgecombe High School launched a radical rethink of the whole student experience, all guided by a design thinking process led by the students themselves.

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 do a deep dive into a high school that radically rethought every element of the student experience — including what it’s like to take the school bus.

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