Does redshirting kindergarten help, or hurt, a child?
Redshirting kindergarten — holding kids back to start school later — is increasingly popular. But does redshirting help, or hurt, a child? The research may surprise you.
Why diversity in classrooms matters
Consider it preparation for an increasingly multicultural future — and it can be done without giving up quality.
Preschool philosophies, A to Z
Learn about different preschool options with specific philosophies or approaches, such as Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia.
Choosing a high school crash course
Ready to pick a high school? Here's your go-to guide, including insider tips on touring, the lowdown on AP classes, and a handy school tour checklist.
Gifted — or just privileged?
Some say gifted kids are a national asset — others argue they’re just the rich kids getting spoiled. Where do you stand?
What's a special needs school?
How to make sense of what's available and make the best choice 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.
The incredible power of purpose
Creating a life of meaning makes all the difference for your teen's health, well-being, and success. Here is how to help them find purpose.
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: 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.
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.