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.
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.
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.