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.
The role of Advanced Placement classes in high school
Advanced Placement or AP classes offer students the opportunity to do college-level work and earn college credit while still in high school.
Understanding the power of project-based learning
Project-based learning may be the cure for a few of the problems plaguing modern American high schools.
The most important class in high school isn't what you think
When done correctly, advisory is a lot more than just a "free" period. Here's why a strong advisory program is the cornerstone of a successful high school experience.
The value of senior capstone projects
These individualized projects can keep seniors engaged in high school while they work on a future-focused area of interest.
Improving grading in high school
How some educators are changing how they grade and helping learning in the process.
Making high school reading more inclusive
For years, high school English classes have drawn from the same books to give students a rigorous education. Now many educators say that logic is flawed at best and that reading lists can and should be more inclusive.
Giving students voice and choice
Why great high schools are designed to put students in charge of their learning.
When schools spank
Corporal punishment in public schools is more common than you might guess. But experts agree this punitive tactic doesn't work and has lasting, harmful consequences.
Why did my school’s rating go down?
You may have noticed that your school’s rating has dropped recently. There are two possible reasons for the change.
Why did my school’s rating go up?
You may have noticed that your school’s rating went up recently. There are two possible reasons for the change.
Why growth matters
Here's the lowdown on why student growth data is such an important way to measure a school's quality.
Why equity matters (for all kids)
No matter who your child is, how a school serves students from underserved communities is an important factor in understanding the school’s overall quality.
Why we changed our ratings
Parents deserve information that sheds light on how schools do their jobs.
Answers to the top 5 questions parents have about learning pods
Get the lowdown on learning pods and micro-schools — and consider ways to support equity in education during the pandemic.
Why student-centered education should be the norm
Want a high school where every kid finds their unique learning path? Allow students a way to exercise their voice and choice.
The power of positive school culture
How everyone treats each other at a high school has a huge impact on learning. This is what to look out for.