How one high school turns career dreams into practical pathways
How one Kentucky high school helps students dream big and jumpstart their future.
How more Black teachers could improve your child’s education
Research shows the positive impact of Black educators. So why do we have so few of them?
Plantation tours can teach us about U.S. slavery as long as the lessons are honest
Hundreds of former Southern plantations are now museums that hold tours for K-12 kids — but most don’t tell the full truth about slavery and many tours don’t mention it at all. This research shows how these museums can do better.
Who will your child be when they graduate?
This activity will help you explore how and what your child needs to develop before they graduate from high school.
9 questions to help you learn more on a high school tour
Asking a teacher, student, or parent the right questions on a high school tour can help you better understand a prospective school.
What to consider before choosing a high school
Are you trying to find the right high school for your child, but don’t know where to start? This checklist can help you jump-start the process.
The incredible power of purpose
Creating a life of meaning makes all the difference for your teen's health, well-being, and success. Here is how to help them find purpose.
When does your child thrive?
This questionnaire was created to help you stop and reflect on what your child needs to be excited about what they're learning.
The inclusive school
More educators are taking a radical shift to broaden the definition of "inclusivity" so all students have equitable access to every aspect that school life has to offer.
How emotions affect your child's education
Science is revealing how children's feelings help and harm learning. Here's how adults can support kids so they feel, and learn, better.
Like a Sponge podcast: Radical rethink
In rural North Carolina, one district launched a radical experiment to rethink their traditional high school. It worked so well, they’ve become a national model.
Like a Sponge podcast: Navigating the world
How can high schools put student aspirations first? This Rhode Island high school swept aside the old high school model to send students out to explore the world — and even sail the high seas.
Like a Sponge podcast: Banishing bias from school
A Pennsylvania high school rebuilt its culture through an antiracist lens. A Texas teacher's culturally responsive teaching builds on the strengths and needs of her students.
Like a Sponge podcast: School culture makeover
What happens when a high school realizes that their strict behavior rules are doing more harm than good? One Massachusetts charter school revamped their school culture one relationship at a time.
How culturally responsive teaching prepares students for true success
Many schools have discovered that valuing traditionally underserved students' cultural and individual identities contributes to their long-term success.
Like a Sponge podcast: Sampling the future
How can high schoolers sample the future? This public Georgia high school has perfected a pathway program that leads to college, careers, and even stardom.