Cracking the code on STEM success for Black and brown students
Project Lead The Way enables kids, regardless of background, to set goals and build careers in STEM fields.
How one high school turns career dreams into practical pathways
How one Kentucky high school helps students dream big and jumpstart their future.
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.
Share your story in a school review
Writing a review of your child’s school can make a huge impact on other parents’ search for a school. But not all reviews are equally useful.
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.
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: 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.
Celebrating student progress
It’s easy to focus on the kids who are falling behind or flying ahead, but how can schools support the forgotten middle? This school found a way.
A brilliant way to teach advanced English
This IB English teacher has developed a surprisingly simple way to teach complex literary analysis.
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.