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Project-Management for the Brain: Teaching Executive Functioning Skills for Students

High School Redesign

Project-Management for the Brain: Teaching Executive Functioning Skills for Students

At Purdue Polytechnic High School (PPHS), an XQ school in Indianapolis, Indiana, Eric learned physics during his senior year by building a chair out of cardboard. In this…

Students gathered and forming a circle in a high school park

Teaching & Learning

Beyond Field Trips: Bringing Place-Based Learning to the Classroom

We need to build classrooms without walls. It sounds antithetical to our assumptions about school. After all, a school is where you go to learn, and classrooms are where teachers…

The Importance of Arts Education and Why the Arts Matter

High School Redesign

The Importance of Arts Education and Why the Arts Matter

In remote learning, arts education has never been more fragile. Here's how these educators are sparking creativity in their students and learn how you can too.

Do High Schools Prepare Students for Careers?

Beyond High School Graduation

Do High Schools Prepare Students for Careers?

We know that today's learners and high school graduates need to be well-prepared to enter the workforce. But do they have the skills and knowledge to pursue their passions? What should career-preparedness look like in a rapidly-changing, 21st-century context?

Are High Schools Preparing Students for the Future?

Beyond High School Graduation

Are High Schools Preparing Students for the Future?

High school is the last stop before students enter the real world of college, career, and adult life. It’s where adolescents are supposed to develop both academically and socially, so they’ll graduate prepared for all the future has to offer. But does it?

Two female students and two male students collaborating across a school desk with another group of students in the background

Teaching & Learning

Encouraging Higher Order Thinking Skills in Students

Rigor is one of those ambiguous terms in education where everyone has a different definition. While it can vary widely in practice, rigor means that students are engaged in challenging…

metacognition in the classroom

Teaching & Learning

Metacognition in the Classroom and Beyond

As a teacher, one of my favorite activities was having students share strategies for solving the same math problem. Students always came up with different ways to answer even the…

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High School & Society

Supporting Our Libraries: Insights from a High School Librarian

When I was hired as the English teacher at PSI High, an XQ Super School, my school leader encouraged me to build a classroom library. I started with graphic…

Young female student with red hair seated in a classroom in front of a colorful painting learning about digital badging

Teaching & Learning

Why Badging Offers a Better Way to Document Student Learning

The current system that K-12 schools use for measuring, recording, and reporting student learning in the U.S. revolves around two things: report cards and high school transcripts. Those high school…

Reference List for “The Journey”

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Reference List for “The Journey”

The list of resources below follows the the steps in the Journey guide. To access the full publication, download here. Initiate  Thought Leaders Series: Get inspired by thought…

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High School & Society

How Service Learning Gets Students Involved

At Iowa BIG, an XQ school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, students learn by helping their community. Take student Caitie, who graduated from Iowa BIG in 2019. During her time…

Female teacher in pink blouse fostering classroom culture by instructing students joyfully and using visual learning tools

Teaching & Learning

Educator Tips on Enhancing Classroom Culture

Subscribe to the XQ Xtra Newsletter One of the first steps in developing a classroom management strategy is establishing a guideline for expectations and behaviors. Whether you’ve been…

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Teaching & Learning

How to Teach Peer Feedback Between Students

Your students arrive to class, ready to turn in the final draft of their English assignment. Instead of collecting dozens of essays to read and grade, you ask your students…

Listen to “Making Friends,” on This Teenage Life

High School Life

Listen to “Making Friends,” on This Teenage Life

Find the full episode at This Teenage Life, and wherever podcasts are found. Friendships feed the soul for all of us. But for teenagers, they also serve a more…

Give Me Five Gets A New Look, New Name, and New Expertise

High School Life

Give Me Five Gets A New Look, New Name, and New Expertise

It’s a new year and a new chance for us to help shape the future. My name is Edward Montalvo, the new Senior Education Writer at the XQ Institute. As…

DC+XQ Announces First Cohort of High Schools to Be “Reimagined and Redesigned”

High School Redesign

DC+XQ Announces First Cohort of High Schools to Be “Reimagined and Redesigned”

Today, District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and XQ Institute (XQ) announced that after a seven-month, community-driven design journey, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and Francis L. Cardozo Education…

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High School Redesign

Five Ways Educators Can Teach Collaborative Learning to Students

At Purdue Polytechnic High School, an XQ school in Indianapolis, Indiana, students work together to complete projects usually reserved for the professional world. Case in point: designing and…

student pointing with pencil during critical reading

Teaching & Learning

Teaching High School Students To Be Critical Readers

At XQ schools, we’re redesigning high school to provide students the experiences and skills for them to deeply engage in their own learning and to prepare for an uncertain…

LISTEN: Dealing With Transitions, Like Starting High School

High School Life

LISTEN: Dealing With Transitions, Like Starting High School

Find the full episode at This Teenage Life, and wherever podcasts are found. The start of a new school year is a time of renewal. But for teens, it…

"When Will I Ever Use This?" "How About Today?" Opportunities and Challenges of Modeling with Mathematics in Algebra 1

High School Redesign

"When Will I Ever Use This?" "How About Today?" Opportunities and Challenges of Modeling with Mathematics in Algebra 1

“Economic access and full citizenship depend crucially on math and science literacy.” Those words were written by Bob Moses more than 20 years ago in describing his evolution from a…

Why Active Listening In The Classroom Develops Empathy, And Why We Need This

Teaching & Learning

Why Active Listening In The Classroom Develops Empathy, And Why We Need This

What does it mean to truly listen to someone? At Círculos, an XQ school in Santa Ana, California, students approach this abstract question through a daily, concrete activity: forming…

LISTEN: Teen Tips for Teachers

High School Life

LISTEN: Teen Tips for Teachers

Teachers understand that youth voice and choice are critical for learning. At XQ, we’ve made it one of our defining principles to support educators. This week we’re spotlighting a podcast…

How to Address Social Justice Topics that Interest High School Students

High School & Society

How to Address Social Justice Topics that Interest High School Students

The San Francisco Bay Area is notorious for being one of the most expensive housing markets in the country. Its lack of affordable housing means more than 1,700 young people…

At This Innovative High School, Students Graduate With the Skills (and Network) to Take Them Wherever They Want to Go

High School Redesign

At This Innovative High School, Students Graduate With the Skills (and Network) to Take Them Wherever They Want to Go

Launched with XQ in Oakland, California, in 2018 with 45 ninth graders, Latitude now has about 300 students. Through an academically rigorous, hands-on approach to learning, the charter school…

Designing for Students, With Students

High School Redesign

Designing for Students, With Students

This year, XQ launched our first ever districtwide collaboration. DC+XQ is a multi-year, community-driven partnership with the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) to rethink what high schools can…

To Prepare for the Future, This Michigan High School Turns to the Past

High School Redesign

To Prepare for the Future, This Michigan High School Turns to the Past

Students at the Grand Rapids Public Museum School are heading back to class for the 2022-23 academic year at a high school that sounds like the plot of a…

Journalism Challenge

High School Life

Announcing the 2022 Student Journalism Challenge: My Education, My Future

Do your students challenge you with tough questions? Are they looking for ways to explore the issues they care about most?  Asking questions is a fundamental ingredient of education. It’s…

Redefining Student Success with the XQ Competencies

High School Redesign

Redefining Student Success with the XQ Competencies

High schools shape the daily lives—and create the foundation for the future success—of more than 15 million U.S. students, their families, and communities every day. But do our high schools…

Find Out What Recent High School Grads Wish all Teachers Knew

High School Life

Find Out What Recent High School Grads Wish all Teachers Knew

As the back-to-school season continues in full swing, we asked our XQ summer interns to reflect on their high school experiences and tell us three things they really want teachers…

Not Just a Grade: How My High School Class Met the Former Prisoner We Lobbied to Free

High School & Society

Not Just a Grade: How My High School Class Met the Former Prisoner We Lobbied to Free

At XQ, we want all high school students to graduate ready to succeed in college and career, feeling confident they can make a difference. We call them XQ Learners—students who…

students and teacher

High School Redesign

Fostering Stronger Teacher-Student Collaboration

Enter a classroom at Purdue Polytechnic High School—an XQ school in Indianapolis, IN—at the start of the school day, and you might initially have trouble locating the teacher.  Instead…

Graduates

High School Redesign

“Diverse-by-Design” Crosstown High in Memphis Graduates Its First Class

Since it opened its doors in 2018, Crosstown High pushed the boundaries of rethinking high school. Its founders envisioned a space that was diverse by design, where project-based learning…

5 Quick Ideas to Steal for Back-to-School

Teaching & Learning

5 Quick Ideas to Steal for Back-to-School

It’s that time of year again! As you prepare to jump back in to the school year, we’re here to ease the transition with five quick actionable ideas to bring…

High School Redesign: How to Apply the XQ School Design Principles

High School Redesign

High School Redesign: How to Apply the XQ School Design Principles

Want to change high school? Use XQ's suite of materials to explore what high schools can be—and should be—for American students.

Six Characteristics of Highly Effective School Leadership

High School Redesign

Six Characteristics of Highly Effective School Leadership

Rethinking high school means rethinking leadership. Preparing students with the skills they’ll need to succeed after graduating—like collaboration, original thinking, and lifelong learning—takes creativity and commitment to bold change.

Five Resources on the XQ Learner Outcomes

High School Redesign

Five Resources on the XQ Learner Outcomes

Back to school is just around the corner, so we now you’re asking big questions like: What do students really need this year to make sure they’re fully prepared for…

On the Shoulders of Giants: Algebra, Equity, and a Project-Based Approach to Math

High School & Society

On the Shoulders of Giants: Algebra, Equity, and a Project-Based Approach to Math

This month we honor the legacy of a giant in the field of mathematics teaching and the fight for educational equity for all students. Bob Moses, who founded the…

Much More Than a Road Trip: 5 Groundbreaking Schools Inspire DC+XQ Teams

High School Redesign

Much More Than a Road Trip: 5 Groundbreaking Schools Inspire DC+XQ Teams

Many schools looking to transform high school do not know what community-focused, student-centered high school looks like in action. As part of XQ’s design process—a process that helps schools identify…

How Schools Use SEL to Prepare Students for an Uncertain Future

High School Redesign

How Schools Use SEL to Prepare Students for an Uncertain Future

As educators, our primary goal is to prepare students for their futures and all that these entail. We want to know that students leave their years in school with…

Six Resources on XQ Design Principles

High School Life

Six Resources on XQ Design Principles

Hi teachers! Notice anything different? This week’s Give Me Five is actually a Give Me Six—six resources in honor of the six XQ Design Principles! These principles represent the…

Six Characteristics of a Highly Effective High School

High School Redesign

Six Characteristics of a Highly Effective High School

What makes an effective high school? It’s not just the most obvious markers, like graduation rates and test scores. While these metrics matter, the best high schools go further, preparing…

High School Leader Reflects on Their Founding Class as They Graduate

High School Redesign

High School Leader Reflects on Their Founding Class as They Graduate

Overcoming adversity is nothing new for the students and staff of New Harmony High, an XQ school in New Orleans. In fact, meeting challenges head-on is a key component…

6 Ideas You Can Steal From the Most Innovative High Schools in America

High School Redesign

6 Ideas You Can Steal From the Most Innovative High Schools in America

A Los Angeles high school that operates all year round. A high school located inside a Memphis community hub. A curriculum where students choose what they learn…

How the Pandemic Changed Us:  High Schoolers Share Their Perspectives

High School Life

How the Pandemic Changed Us: High Schoolers Share Their Perspectives

We’ve heard so much about how the pandemic disrupted learning and how isolating it was for students. We’re proud to sponsor this latest episode of the podcast This Teenage Life (TTL).

5 Summer Professional Development Resources

High School Life

5 Summer Professional Development Resources

Happy summer, teachers! As you know, the summer offers valuable time to reset and recharge. Every day we hear from teachers who are looking for tools to rethink high school…

Why You Should Celebrate Black Joy on Juneteenth and Every Day

High School & Society

Why You Should Celebrate Black Joy on Juneteenth and Every Day

Black joy is an act of resistance against systems of oppression. Here's why celebrating Black joy is important – especially during Juneteenth.

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High School & Society

What Is Juneteenth and Why Is It Important?

Juneteenth is an important milestone in American culture. It represents resistance, resilience, and Black Joy. Here's why it matters.

From Super Schools to Super Districts: Introducing DC+XQ in the District of Columbia

High School Redesign

From Super Schools to Super Districts: Introducing DC+XQ in the District of Columbia

In 2015, XQ invited communities across the nation to dream big about rethinking high schools and then selected an initial group of grant recipients. We’ve since partnered with Tulsa Public…

How Student Stories Advanced 100k in 10's Goal to Prepare More STEM Teachers

High School Redesign

How Student Stories Advanced 100k in 10's Goal to Prepare More STEM Teachers

What happens when you meet an incredibly ambitious goal? Do you celebrate and declare “mission accomplished”? Or do you move ahead and set your sights on something new? That was…

5 Smart Ways to Use Time, Space, and Technology

High School Redesign

5 Smart Ways to Use Time, Space, and Technology

Teachers, congratulations on finishing out the school year! As you take time to relax and recharge, we hope you also have the space to reflect on the last year. What…

XQ Design Principle: Smart Use of Space, Time, and Tech

High School Redesign

XQ Design Principle: Smart Use of Space, Time, and Tech

Learning isn’t confined to a certain place, nor does it have to occur on a set schedule. Transformational high schools understand that the elements of time and space can be…

Want to Build Student Power? Just Ask Washington Leadership Academy

Beyond High School Graduation

Want to Build Student Power? Just Ask Washington Leadership Academy

High School senior De’Von is nothing if not confident. As he led visitors on a tour of Washington Leadership Academy (WLA)—an XQ school in Washington, D.C.—he proudly announced through…

Listen to Teens Discuss What Mattered Most to Them in High School Classes

High School Life

Listen to Teens Discuss What Mattered Most to Them in High School Classes

Find the full episode at https://thisteenagelife.org/#realLearning Far too often, young people in U.S. high schools are expected to learn the same thing at the same time in their classes.

Announcing a New Tool to Strengthen Remote and Hybrid Learning

High School Redesign

Announcing a New Tool to Strengthen Remote and Hybrid Learning

A tool to help educators and leaders get a pulse on your reopening plan, identify resources you need, and how to equitably reach your students.

5 Deep Dives into Youth Voice and Choice

High School Redesign

5 Deep Dives into Youth Voice and Choice

We’re back this week with more resources on Youth Voice and Choice, one of our six XQ Design Principles. Our last issue offered five strategies to bring…

How Do Students Really Feel About High School? And What Can Educators Do About It?

High School Redesign

How Do Students Really Feel About High School? And What Can Educators Do About It?

Between class, homework, and extracurriculars, high school students spend much of their lives at school. As Anna, a student at Crosstown High, an XQ school in Memphis, TN, explained,…

What is Financial Literacy? (And Why Does it Matters for Your Students?)

High School Life

What is Financial Literacy? (And Why Does it Matters for Your Students?)

Learn how to get your finances in order with these well-explained financial basics.

Growth Mindset in the Classroom: A Teacher’s Guide

High School Life

Growth Mindset in the Classroom: A Teacher’s Guide

If you look at what happens inside classrooms at Iowa BIG, an XQ school in Cedar Rapids, you’ll see students discussing everything that went wrong that day. They aren’t…

So, What Does a School Board Do, Anyway?

High School & Society

So, What Does a School Board Do, Anyway?

School boards are one of the most important decision makers in public education. Here's what they do any why they matter.

How Youth Climate Activist Jerome Foster II Became the Voice for One Million Young People

High School Life

How Youth Climate Activist Jerome Foster II Became the Voice for One Million Young People

XQ schools empower students not only to dream of the future, but gives them the tools to make those dreams a reality. Learn more about how Jerome Foster II became the voice for one million young people.

5 Resources for Youth Voice and Choice

High School Redesign

5 Resources for Youth Voice and Choice

High school is a time of self-discovery. As your students explore who they are and what issues matter to them, you can empower them as leaders and thinkers by…

Listen to How Teachers Can Help Students Feel Seen on “This Teenage Life”

High School Life

Listen to How Teachers Can Help Students Feel Seen on “This Teenage Life”

XQ  is proud to sponsor This Teenage Life (TTL), a podcast made by and for teens. TTL features diverse teen voices and helps them share their stories about issues…

XQ Design Principle: Youth Voice and Choice

High School Redesign

XQ Design Principle: Youth Voice and Choice

Transformational schools do what might seem courageous to some: they give students an active voice in their learning and the power to shape it. This commitment to youth voice and…

What Makes a Good School Board Member?

High School & Society

What Makes a Good School Board Member?

School board members can be some of the biggest change makers for high school. But what does it take to be a good school board member?

Five Deep Dives Into Caring, Trusting Relationships

High School Redesign

Five Deep Dives Into Caring, Trusting Relationships

This week, we’re back with more on how to build caring, trusting relationships with your students. We’ve covered tips on how to spark connection in your classroom and…

Caring, Trusting Relationships in High School Matter Now More Than Ever

High School Redesign

Caring, Trusting Relationships in High School Matter Now More Than Ever

Building relationships with students is critical—especially during remote learning. Here’s how schools across the country are doing just that.

How to Build Strong Relationships with Students Using Culturally Responsive Teaching

High School Redesign

How to Build Strong Relationships with Students Using Culturally Responsive Teaching

Educators across the country are building relationships and empathy with their students, and meeting them where they are. Here’s how.

This High School Uses Community Partnerships to Bring History to Life

High School Redesign

This High School Uses Community Partnerships to Bring History to Life

At Grand Rapids Public Museum High School, an XQ school in Grand Rapids, Michigan, community partnerships are ingrained in the school’s mission and culture. These partnerships ignite students’ passions,…

Ten Tips for Teacher Self-Care

High School & Society

Ten Tips for Teacher Self-Care

Now more than ever, teachers have a lot on their plates. Here are a few tips for teachers to treat themselves.

The Relationship Between Parental and Family Involvement and Student Success

High School Redesign

The Relationship Between Parental and Family Involvement and Student Success

Research shows when families take a role in a students education, it sets them up for success. Learn how you can play your part.

5 Tips to Build Caring and Trusting Relationships

High School Redesign

5 Tips to Build Caring and Trusting Relationships

Teaching is all about relationships. Before students can succeed academically, they need to feel seen, supported, and cared for by the adults at school. That’s why this week, we’re…

How Important is Education for Economic Growth?

High School & Society

How Important is Education for Economic Growth?

Alexies, a recent graduate of Círculos, an XQ school in Santa Ana, CA, felt a strong sense of belonging at school. The community was kind and accepting, and helped…

How Schools Can Engage Community Partners

High School Redesign

How Schools Can Engage Community Partners

Local businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies can play a valuable role in your school culture and student success. Here's how to attract and engage community partners.

XQ Design Principle: Caring, Trusting Relationships

High School Redesign

XQ Design Principle: Caring, Trusting Relationships

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced a pivot to remote learning, the team at Latitude High School, an XQ school in Oakland, California, made an intentional effort to meet student…

3 Tips for Teachers to Foster Student Internships in High School

High School Life

3 Tips for Teachers to Foster Student Internships in High School

Did you know that you can get a paid internship in high school? These two students engaged in real-world projects with industry partners. Learn how.

6 Ways Schools Can Involve Communities Better

High School Redesign

6 Ways Schools Can Involve Communities Better

“Our community is the epicenter of a big urban city facing a number of environmental and social justice issues, like food deserts, gentrification, polluted air and water, flooding, and climate…

XQ Design Principles Rubric 

High School Redesign

XQ Design Principles Rubric 

The XQ Design Principles can guide any school community that’s ready to rethink high school so all students achieve the XQ Learner Outcomes. These research-backed principles are foundational…

The Writing, and Mission, is on the Wall at this Innovative High School

High School Life

The Writing, and Mission, is on the Wall at this Innovative High School

Walk the halls of Elizabethton High School, an XQ school in rural Tennessee, and you’re bound to be drawn to one of the many curious images on display through…

5 Community Partnerships in Action

High School Redesign

5 Community Partnerships in Action

This week, we’re continuing our deep dive into the power of community partnerships! We’ve discussed some guiding principles for how to create and sustain partnerships with your community.

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High School Life

Equity In The Classroom: A Teachers Guide

Students come to class from many different backgrounds and lived experiences. Effective teachers determine how to create equitable classroom practices so that all learners can progress toward their goals. Equity…

How Arts Educators Can Play a Role in High School Redesign

High School Redesign

How Arts Educators Can Play a Role in High School Redesign

Video by NAEA. XQ was proud to kick off the National Art Education Association’s 2022 National Convention in New York City on March 3rd, 2022. Founded in 1947,…

Maths student

High School Redesign

Challenges and Opportunities in Project-Based Mathematics

The looks on the math teachers’ faces told me they were puzzled, and a little concerned. I was a teacher at a new, alternative high school in Pacifica, California in…

High School Needs an Improvement Framework—So We Made One

High School Redesign

High School Needs an Improvement Framework—So We Made One

Improving & transforming high school doesn’t just happen by accident. It takes a lot of hard work for communities to reimagine schools as vibrant spaces where students can grow to…

How an Innovative High School Internship Led to a Job in Virtual Reality

High School Life

How an Innovative High School Internship Led to a Job in Virtual Reality

Skyler Hilton grew up in a low-income family in Elizabethton, Tenn. His family was like many families in rural America. They often struggled with unemployment and instability. However, Skyler had…

5 Ways to Engage Community Partners

High School Redesign

5 Ways to Engage Community Partners

Imagine if your students could learn about ecology by gardening alongside local experts. Or what if they could study architecture with an internship at a professional design firm?…

How to Promote Equity in High School Education

High School Redesign

How to Promote Equity in High School Education

When student Arianne showed up each day at Purdue Polytechnic High School (PPHS), an XQ school in Indianapolis, IN, she was certain about one thing: no matter what challenges…

XQ Design Principle: Community Partnerships

High School Redesign

XQ Design Principle: Community Partnerships

If learning can happen anytime and in any location, then we need to expand the definition of what ‘school’ is to transform the high school experience. By engaging the full…

How to Engage High School Students in Learning

High School Redesign

How to Engage High School Students in Learning

It’s no secret that students who are engaged in their learning do better in school. So why is meaningful, engaged learning that captures student attention the exception rather than…

What Rhode Islanders Saw in the New Billboards by Teens

High School & Society

What Rhode Islanders Saw in the New Billboards by Teens

Pheonix Grey was heading into a convenience store in North Providence when I asked him to look up at a new billboard about 20 feet above the parking lot. It…

5 Resources for Project Based Learning

High School Redesign

5 Resources for Project Based Learning

“Why should I care about this?” As a teacher, you’ve probably heard some version of this from a student. While potentially frustrating, this question is a reasonable response to traditional…

A Guide to Competency-Based Learning in High School

High School Redesign

A Guide to Competency-Based Learning in High School

At Iowa BIG, an XQ high school program in Cedar Rapids, IA, students learn by doing. For example, when Cedar Rapids was hit with a derecho—a severe windstorm—that left…

What Is Inquiry-Based Learning? (IBL)

High School Redesign

What Is Inquiry-Based Learning? (IBL)

Inquiry-based Learning combines student curiosity and the scientific method to increase engagement and critical thinking. Here's how you can get started in your classroom.

Why Representation Matters to BIPOC Teachers and Their Students

High School & Society

Why Representation Matters to BIPOC Teachers and Their Students

We spoke to education leaders on why representation is important. Here’s their perspective on representation, inclusivity, and why we need to move beyond diversity for diversity’s sake.

Hero_Billboard_Mock-Up

High School & Society

Billboard Challenge Invites Teens to Speak Up About School and Their Lives

In the fall of 2020, North Kingstown High School sophomore Olivia Wood wanted to draw something for art class inspired by her outrage over the police murder of George Floyd,…

5 Ways to Build Strong Mission and Culture

High School Redesign

5 Ways to Build Strong Mission and Culture

What values motivate you as an educator? How would you describe your ideal school culture? These questions are important, because when schools have a clear sense of purpose and community,…

Six High School Transformation Tips for District Leaders

High School Redesign

Six High School Transformation Tips for District Leaders

The deep work of educational change often takes place at the individual school level. While the school itself is a powerful unit for change, the systems that support them must…

XQ Design Principle: Strong Mission and Culture

High School Redesign

XQ Design Principle: Strong Mission and Culture

Pablo Resendiz couldn’t help himself. The proud principal had to post a tweet, as the students he taught, advocated for, and collaborated with accepted their diplomas as graduates of…

How Schools Can Meet the Moment With Programs to Teach the Whole Child

High School Redesign

How Schools Can Meet the Moment With Programs to Teach the Whole Child

The emergence of COVID-19 variants is impacting schools working through exactly how to spend the federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) stimulus funds. On the one hand, these…

5 Resources for Meaningful and Engaged Learning

High School Redesign

5 Resources for Meaningful and Engaged Learning

Great classrooms all have one thing in common: they involve students in meaningful and engaged learning. You probably recognize meaningful and engaged learning when you see it: students are…

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