Does redshirting kindergarten help, or hurt, a child?
Redshirting kindergarten — holding kids back to start school later — is increasingly popular. But does redshirting help, or hurt, a child? The research may surprise you.
Why diversity in classrooms matters
Consider it preparation for an increasingly multicultural future — and it can be done without giving up quality.
Preschool philosophies, A to Z
Learn about different preschool options with specific philosophies or approaches, such as Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia.
Choosing a high school crash course
Ready to pick a high school? Here's your go-to guide, including insider tips on touring, the lowdown on AP classes, and a handy school tour checklist.
Gifted — or just privileged?
Some say gifted kids are a national asset — others argue they’re just the rich kids getting spoiled. Where do you stand?
What's a special needs school?
How to make sense of what's available and make the best choice for your child.
Like a Sponge podcast: Forget college prep. Start college now.
One small Texas early college high school manages to do what so many high schools try but fail to do: prepare all students for actual college success.
Exceptional educators share what they look for on a high school tour
Get tips on what to look, listen, and feel for as you tour a potential high school for your child.
What is an anti-racist school?
More schools are committing to rethinking their policies and practices through the lens of equity to ensure that all their students thrive.
The power of giving students voice and choice
When students get a say in what they learn and how to show it, they become more deeply involved in their education.
Innovations that will outlast the pandemic
During the pandemic, educators found amazing ways to reach students. Some of those innovations are so great, they’re here to stay.
What if all students got accommodations?
Legally every child with a learning disability receives accommodations, such as extra time on tests or access to audiobooks. But this innovative school gives them to all students.
Tracking each student's path to graduation
Learn how this high-performing high school works with every student on a 4-year plan and uses data to track each student’s progress.
What is early college high school?
These public high schools give students the opportunity to complete up to 2 years of college while still in high school.
Explaining academic rigor — and why you want it for your child
Long misunderstood, rigor teaches children an invaluable, lifelong skill: how to think deeply.
Culturally responsive teaching is… good teaching
From helping kids relate to their schoolwork to limiting bias, learn more about culturally responsive teaching.