What's a special needs school?
How to make sense of what's available and make the best choice for your child.
Learn more about single-sex schools, and what advocates and detractors say. Then decide for yourself.
Public vs. private vs. charter
In the often overwhelming world of school choice, there are public, private, and charters. How do you decide which type of school is right for your child?
What immigrant parents need to know about education in the U.S.
Whether an asylum-seeker, a refugee, or undocumented, school kids new to the country can still go to public school and end up doing well.
How a failing high school became a national model for CTE education
Arroyo Valley High School faced many of the usual challenges of big public schools in low-income communities. Their rigorous career academies transformed the school – and the students.
How high school pathway programs can make dreams come true
Hillsboro High’s test scores predict poor outcomes. Then what explains the success of graduates?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.