Our public school system is supposed to be an engine of equity: students from all backgrounds should be able to receive an education that will help them succeed in life and maybe even do better than their parents did. Unfortunately, the statistics on student outcomes – including graduation and college admission rates – tell a different story. Many students from low-income and BIPOC families still attend schools where their prospects of success are uncertain.
Fortunately, many educators are rethinking assumptions to reveal entrenched biases and invent new teaching strategies. This video offers a glimpse at some of the solutions that award-winning educators have discovered to make their lessons more inclusive and their schools more equitable.
Find out more about Transforming High School
- Listen: The problem with high school
- Listen: Podcasts to help rethink high school
- Read: How culturally responsive teaching prepares students for true success
- Read: What is an anti-racist school?
- Read: Making high school reading more inclusive
- Read: How trauma-informed teaching helps kids succeed in school
- Read: 7 ways schools can help teens suffering with mental health issues
- Read: Giving students voice and choice
- Read: Understanding the power of project-based learning
- Read: How mastery-based pacing helps every student succeed
- Watch: Documentary films and videos to help rethink high school
Thank you to Barrett Rosser, PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education for sharing her expertise. Thank you to Teacher Evelyn Lara for sharing her expertise and teaching strategies. Ms. Lara teaches at IDEA Frontier College Prep, which won a GreatSchools College Success Award.