For Educators

What does it take to make high school work for all students? In the past two decades, educators have begun innovating, using new research on equity, rigor, and how teens learn to improve teaching approaches and student’s academic, social, and emotional outcomes.

These evidence-based stories about real educators transforming their schools offer easy ways to share new ideas with parents and colleagues and build support for educational changes in your community.



The problem — and promise — of high school

Culturally responsive teaching is… good teaching

What if all students got accommodations?

Innovations that will outlast the pandemic

A brilliant way to teach advanced English

The power of giving students voice and choice



In this season of our podcast, Like a Sponge, we explore how high schools need to change and the ways some educators are embracing innovative practices rooted in both equity and rigor. What does it mean for a school to become trauma-sensitive? Or anti-rascist? See how these big ideas play out in real schools.


Advocating for student-centered learning

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A toolbox to help community organizers and parent leaders push for student-centered learning in high schools.

How to make our high schools more equitable

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A toolbox to help community organizers and parent leaders push for equitable learning opportunities in high schools.

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.


Ready to dive a little deeper? We’ve gathered a collection of research, reports, articles, books, videos, and websites from trusted sources that will help you explore concepts, dig into the research, make a pedagogical plan, or launch a campaign to change something in your district.