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.
When does your child thrive?
This questionnaire was created to help you stop and reflect on what your child needs to be excited about what they're learning.
The inclusive school
More educators are taking a radical shift to broaden the definition of "inclusivity" so all students have equitable access to every aspect that school life has to offer.
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: Radical rethink
In rural North Carolina, one district launched a radical experiment to rethink their traditional high school. It worked so well, they’ve become a national model.
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.
How culturally responsive teaching prepares students for true success
Many schools have discovered that valuing traditionally underserved students' cultural and individual identities contributes to their long-term success.
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.
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.
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.