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Lessons Learned from Across the Country

Are you ready to rethink high school, but don’t know how? Listen to conversations with transformational leaders in education. You’ll hear inspiring examples, stories, and lessons learned from experts, practitioners, and activists across the country. 

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Teaching and Learning
Students learn best when teaching is personalized and encourages youth voice. Learn how to create an inclusive classroom culture.
  • Hosted by Michele Cahill
  • Featuring Monica Martinez, Derek Pierce, and Liliana Polo-McKenna
Networks and Partnerships
Schools are not islands. Learn to collaborate effectively with organizations in your community to make schools stronger.
  • Hosted by Michele Cahill
  • Featuring Jeff McClellan, Stephanie Wu, and Aaliyah Brown
School Mission and Culture
A strong sense of your mission is essential to school redesign. Our experts discuss how to develop a unifying mission to support your school’s culture.
  • Hosted by Michele Cahill
  • Featuring Ronald Chaluisán, Tanya Ennis, and JoEllen Lynch
Student Agency
Young people have a stake in their education, and their authentic participation is essential to school redesign.
  • Hosted by Michele Cahill
  • Featuring Travis Bristol, Zak Malamed, Eliza Jane Schaeffer
Equity in the 21st Century
Our experts discuss how to make equity central to all decision-making at the school and district levels.
  • Hosted by Michele Cahill
  • Featuring Arva Rice, Sonja Santelises, and Uri Treisman
Staffing for Student-Centered Learning
Decisions about recruitment, hiring, and training teachers are central to creating success.
  • Hosted by Michele Cahill
  • Featuring Betsy Arons, Geneviève DeBose, and Hillary Salmons
Technology and Learning for an Interconnected World
Technology can help personalize instruction and prepare students for the future of work.
  • Hosted by Michele Cahill
  • Featuring Nichole Pinkard, Mary Ryerse, and Monica Martinez
Design-Driven School Budgeting
Budgets are a reflection of a school’s values. Make sure yours is mission-focused.
  • Hosted by Michele Cahill
  • Featuring Alex Hernandez, Karen Hawley Miles, and Jean-Claude Brizard
Measuring Progress Toward College and Career Readiness
Use data-driven solutions to evaluate essential skills for your students.
  • Hosted by Michele Cahill
  • Featuring Andy Calkins, Karen Pittman, and Antonia Rudenstine

Resources

That’s a School Board Thing

“That’s a School Board Thing” demystifies the work of local school boards so you can get involved, run to serve, and serve for change.

XQ Design Principles

These six principles, updated in fall 2019 to reflect lessons learned since our launch in 2015, are fundamental to every XQ school.

XQ Learner Goals

The next generation must learn to adapt to a changing world. The five XQ learner goals aim to develop students who are deeply engaged in their own learning and fully prepared for all that the future has to offer.