Excellent school profile: MMS
How a small but feisty school in Bridgeport, CT is overcoming the achievement gap.
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.
Is blended learning the future of school?
Now on the rise, this blend of online and in-person instruction may become the rule, not the exception, in classrooms.
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.
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.
Should my child learn to read in our home language or in English first?
It’s a dilemma many parents face when raising a child with two different languages: one at home, another at school. Here’s what the research shows.
Inside a place-based school
The idea behind place-based education is to immerse students in learning by locating the school inside an inspiring learning environment. Public Museum School, a middle school in Grand Rapids, MI, for example, is on the top floor of a museum.
Inside a performance-based school
Performance-based learning means that students get to learn at their own pace. See how adopting this model changed student outcomes at Lindsay High School.
Inside a high-expectations, high-support school
Many charter schools have adopted this school model to help traditionally underserved students prepare for college. KIPP Bayview Academy, a 5-8 school in San Francisco, exemplifies this cool school model.
Inside a Montessori school
Long embraced by preschools, Montessori-style education is being implemented in elementary, middle, and even high schools. For example, see how Urban Montessori School in Oakland, CA serves kindergartners through eighth graders.
Inside an environmental science school
At an environmental science school, students learn inside the classroom and outside in nature. See how C.A. Frost Environmental Science Academy, a K-11 school in Grand Rapids, MI, incorporates environmental science into kids’ daily lives.
Inside a language immersion school
At language immersion schools, students spend half the day learning in English and half the day learning in their target language. Here's a day in the life at Broadway Elementary School, a K-6 language immersion school in Venice, California.
Community college conundrum
It's cheap, it's easy, but is it a path to higher education? One mother finds out when her dropout son enrolls.
Finding the best preschool for your child in Indiana
Tech ed tool kit
Considering a tech-based school for your child, or just want to know more about technology in education? A roundup of what's out there.