42 up-and-coming careers that don’t require a 4-year college degree (and 10 to avoid)
What nobody tells you when your child is the first to go to college
Your role in your child’s path to college is more important than you may think. Here’s what you need to know.
Beware for-profit colleges
Many for-profit colleges aren’t worth the tuition — or the debt your teen will walk away with.
Why are so many college students returning home?
Kids are applying to college, getting in, and beginning freshman year — and then dropping out in record numbers. Here are the top reasons why.
13 signs of scholarship scams
Keep your teen's scholarship-seeking on track and your financial information safe by watching out for these red flags.
Visiting colleges — even when you can’t go in person
College visits are an essential part of the application process. Use these tips to make these visits happen — even if you can’t afford to be there in person.
Ten ways to jump-start college planning
Help your child take the right steps to prepare for college — starting now.
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.
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.
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.
College counseling in high school
8 ways innovative high schools are helping all their students get to college.
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.
Does your child's high school offer internships?
At some high schools, students are paired with a variety of careers and mentors to help them visualize their futures.