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?
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.
The most important class in high school isn't what you think
When done correctly, advisory is a lot more than just a "free" period. Here's why a strong advisory program is the cornerstone of a successful high school experience.
The value of senior capstone projects
These individualized projects can keep seniors engaged in high school while they work on a future-focused area of interest.
How dual enrollment can fuel college success
Offering teens access to college classes in high school isn’t just about college credit, it’s about college success.
The power of student exhibitions
Why it’s valuable to help kids show what they know (and not just on a test).
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.