Excellent school profile: MMS
How a small but feisty school in Bridgeport, CT is overcoming the achievement gap.
Parent power: one mom propels a turnaround of her neighborhood school
How a Chicago mother propelled a turnaround for her neighborhood school — from mediocre to marvelous.
Parents get involved to transform schools
Parents aren't just sitting on the sidelines anymore. They're actively involved in schools, and it's paying off in surprising ways.
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.
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: The problem with high school
Most high schools have been using the same old playbook for more than a century. Why haven’t they caught up with the times?
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.
How mastery-based learning helps every student succeed
Traditional teaching can fail both struggling learners and the quickest studies. The radical idea behind mastery-based learning? Let students learn at their own pace.