How to make better teachers
Teachers are the most powerful factor in your child’s education: that’s why ongoing teacher development should be a cornerstone of every high school.
Why college counseling matters
Early and ongoing access to college counseling has been shown to influence whether students apply to college and which colleges they choose.
The value of student-staff connections
Positive, meaningful relationships between high school students and their teachers and principals are more than just nice to have; they're the foundation for a great high school.
Why all students should take advanced classes
The best high schools don’t just provide rigorous courses for motivated students, they encourage every student to explore advanced classes.
The importance of real-life learning and career pathways
Whether it’s career and technical training or outside internships, hands-on learning in high school gives kids purpose and makes school relevant.
Understanding rolling admissions
Some colleges accept applications and admit students on a rolling basis rather than after a set deadline. Here’s what parents and teens need to know about rolling admissions.
The high school parent’s year-by-year guide to the SAT and ACT
Your college-bound teen will likely take one or both of these college entrance exams at least once. Here’s what you need to know.
Community colleges can open the door to selective universities
A recent study shows that transferring from a community college is a promising way for minority, low-income, and underprepared high school students to get into highly selective colleges and universities.
Just how important is a college admissions essay?
How much difference does a great college essay make in admission — and what really makes a great essay?
College prep tips for middle schoolers
If you're not thinking about college yet, it's time. Here are 7 steps to get you started.
Meet 5 of the 1,722 College Success Award-winning high schools helping low-income students thrive
GreatSchools.org uses data to give College Success Awards to high schools that are helping all students prepare for, and succeed in, college.
College admission scandal grew out of a system ripe for corruption
Many youth sports are pricey to play. Yet research shows that college athletes get the biggest admissions advantages.
Many colleges don't require the SAT or ACT
More colleges than ever have admissions policies that make taking the SAT or the ACT optional. Here's why that's good news for many applicants.
How to make a college list
7 tips to help teens and parents create, revise, and finalize the list of colleges your child will apply to.
Why teens aren’t in any hurry to grow up
"Adulting," a verb used to describe teens performing adult responsibilities as if this were remarkable, has now entered the lexicon. Here's why.
Schley Middle High School: Doing what's best for kids
In the name of doing what's best for kids, College Success Award-winning Schley Middle High School embraces dual-enrollment, offers one-on-one academic and college counseling, and ensures that there's a path for every student.
The benefits of living on campus in college
Wondering whether or not your child should live in the dorms freshman year? Research shows there are academic benefits to living on campus in college.
10 great chores for teens
Is your teen doing these chores at home? Experts say making teens responsible for household tasks teaches them important life skills.
Like a Sponge podcast: Sky's the Limit?
Nine out of 10 parents expect their kids to go to college. Four in 10 kids get there. Tune in to find out how parents from all backgrounds are moving heaven and earth to keep their kids college-bound.