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.
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.
Parenting challenge: My child has a lot of attitude and doesn’t treat me with respect
It could be time to reconsider both respect and empathy in your household. Here’s what to keep in mind.
The inclusive school
More educators are taking a radical shift to broaden the definition of "inclusivity" so all students have equal 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: 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.
Is blended learning the future of school?
Now on the rise, this blend of online and in-person instruction may become the rule, not the exception, in classrooms.
7 ways schools can help teens suffering with mental health issues
Record-high numbers of U.S. high schoolers struggle with depression, anxiety, and suicide. Here’s how schools can help.
College counseling in high school
8 ways innovative high schools are helping all their students get to college.
How trauma-informed teaching helps kids succeed in school
Studies show that dealing with trauma makes it difficult for students to learn. In response, some schools are adopting a more supportive approach to teaching.
How remote school underscored the importance of later school start times
The link between teen sleep and the morning bell has been known for some time, but has recently become far more visible.
How peer tutoring can transform high school academics
Students teaching students can be a win-win situation for the student teachers and the teens they’re tutoring.
How high school pathway programs help students get on the right track
These college- and career-focused pathway programs are inspiring students and debunking outdated stereotypes about vocational education.
How schools can help overloaded teens
Does your child's school prioritize your child's mental health and well-being? Learn about key changes schools can make to their schedules, rules, and policies to increase teen sleep and reduce teen stress.
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 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.