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.
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.
Why you should care (a lot) about a school’s curriculum
Not sure if a school is right for your child? Ask about their curriculum. The answer will help you know if your child will get the education they deserve.
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These college- and career-focused pathway programs are inspiring students and debunking outdated stereotypes about vocational education.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.
How mastery-based learning helps every student succeed
Traditional teaching can fail both struggling learners and the quickest studies. The radical idea behind mastery-based learning? Let students learn at their own pace.
The truth about school mission statements
A mission statement may sound good. Here are 4 ways to know if a school is really practicing what they preach.
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.
6 brain-based learning strategies and study skills that help teens learn
Understanding the "flow-state" and how brain-based learning strategies and study skills can help teens absorb and retain new information.