Author: Andrew Bauld

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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 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.

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High School Redesign

What is STEAM Education?

STEAM education is an approach to teaching and learning that integrates science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math as pathways to guide student inquiry, discussions, and critical thinking.

Project-Based Learning is Rooted in Community at this Santa Ana High School

High School Life

Project-Based Learning is Rooted in Community at this Santa Ana High School

Curriculum and community go hand in hand at Círculos—an XQ school in Santa Ana, California.

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