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

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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.

Five Deep Dives Into Caring, Trusting Relationships

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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…

This High School Uses Community Partnerships to Bring History to Life

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This High School Uses Community Partnerships to Bring History to Life

Attyn, a 10th grader, always thought it was “normal” that his neighborhood in Grand Rapids, Mich., wasn’t quite as safe and well-kept as other parts of town. He took it…

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

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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…

Why Representation Matters to BIPOC Teachers and Their Students

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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.

5 Ways to Build Strong Mission and Culture

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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,…

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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5 Ways to Center Student Leadership

During the pandemic, high school students stepped up. They navigated remote learning, cared for each other during tough times, and took action to dream and shape a…

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5 Resources to Reflect on 2021

Teachers, congratulations on getting to the end of another long year. We all know that 2021 was challenging, especially for educators. From the continued losses of the pandemic,…

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High School Redesign

What the Pandemic Taught Us About Staying Connected

When schools closed for remote learning, some of the most important work teachers did had nothing to do with academics. It was about building community—maintaining the strong school mission…

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5 Strategies for Competency-Based Education

What would it look like for student learning to drive high school? That’s the idea behind competency-based education (CBE), a way of teaching that prioritizes mastery of material over…

5 Ways to Connect with Your School Board

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5 Ways to Connect with Your School Board

Before the pandemic, most people didn’t think about school boards very often. That’s all changed as families and communities realize how many policies and decisions school boards make. And now,…

5 Ways to Support Student Mental Health

High School & Society

5 Ways to Support Student Mental Health

Addressing mental health is crucial this year.  Last week, we gave you strategies to support your own mental wellness. This week, we’re focusing on how you can best support…

5 Supports for Teacher Mental Health

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5 Supports for Teacher Mental Health

Teachers, this week we’re putting you at the center and focusing on educator mental health. Over the past year and a half, you have gone above and beyond to…

5 Resources for Investing in Civics Education

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5 Resources for Investing in Civics Education

Civic education is crucial for today’s high schoolers, but many students, especially those from communities of color, low-income communities, and rural ones, lack access. With ARP ESSER Funds,…

5 Resources for Student-Centered Learning

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5 Resources for Student-Centered Learning

Teachers, you have done incredible work to prepare for this year. This week we’re sharing resources on student centered learning to help.

5 Resources for Back to School Preparation

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5 Resources for Back to School Preparation

Starting the Year With Students at the Center.

The Community is the Classroom – Now What?

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The Community is the Classroom – Now What?

This school makes the community the classroom, but that is more than just a sentiment. Learn just how this XQ school involves the entire community in rethinking high school.

5 ARP Resources That Center Equity

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5 ARP Resources That Center Equity

Public education is at an inflection point. Learn how to dream big about the future of education in America.

What Do Families and Parents Need to Know (And Do) About ARP ESSER

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What Do Families and Parents Need to Know (And Do) About ARP ESSER

Learn about this historic federal investment in public education and find out how you can get involved today.

How These High School Students Joined Misty Copeland and XQ to Create Artivism through Dance

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How These High School Students Joined Misty Copeland and XQ to Create Artivism through Dance

See the power of dance and movement expressed through the winning student submissions of the #XQMistyChallenge and learn how movement lets you speak when words aren’t enough.

5 Best of Resources to Build an Inclusive Classroom

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5 Best of Resources to Build an Inclusive Classroom

America’s classrooms are more diverse than ever. To ensure that we are building schools that address biases and existing inequities, are inclusive to all students, and actively strive to be anti-racist, we’ve highlighted resources to help educators bring belonging into the classroom.

The First Graduates of this Brooklyn High School Prove that Perseverance Pays Off

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The First Graduates of this Brooklyn High School Prove that Perseverance Pays Off

Brooklyn Laboratory High School opened with family and parent insight at the core. This year they graduate a truly exceptional class of changemakers.

Top 2021 Resources to Rethink High School

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Top 2021 Resources to Rethink High School

We're bringing you the “Best of” resources—the most clicked resources from the last year of Give Me Five to help us take what we’ve learned from the last two years and rethink high school next year.

5 Ways to Support Student Mental Health

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5 Ways to Support Student Mental Health

Prioritizing Mental Health in School Reopenings.

This Indiana High School is Closing the College Access Gap

High School Redesign

This Indiana High School is Closing the College Access Gap

Years ago, leaders from across Indiana came together to solve a big college access gap. The solution? Purdue Polytechnic High School, an XQ school in Indianapolis, that just graduated its first class.

Financial Literacy 5 Ways

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Financial Literacy 5 Ways

Are you talking to your students about money? This week, we’re exploring how high schools are—and aren’t!—teaching financial literacy.

Students Reflect on What It Means to Be the First Graduates of a High School Designed Just for Them

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Students Reflect on What It Means to Be the First Graduates of a High School Designed Just for Them

Círculos, an XQ school in Santa Ana, California, was designed for students with a community at the center. Four years later, the revolutionary school graduates its first class.

5 Ways to Celebrate Your Students

Beyond High School Graduation

5 Ways to Celebrate Your Students

This year calls for unique celebrations. In this week's Give Me Five, we’re sharing resources to support you as the year comes to an end, so you can finish strong and really celebrate your students.

Life Kit: Resources for the High School Graduating Class of 2021

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Life Kit: Resources for the High School Graduating Class of 2021

Congratulations to the high school class of 2021! We’ve gathered resources to address your most burning post-grad questions, so you can graduate feeling confident and prepared for life after high school!

Diversity Starts with Teachers: Creating a Community to Keep Educators of Color in the Classroom

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Diversity Starts with Teachers: Creating a Community to Keep Educators of Color in the Classroom

Education Scholar Travis Bristol and BIPOC Teach Plus Fellows discuss the politics involved in education and their reasons for staying in the classroom.

How to Center Student Voice and Equity Amidst Learning Shifts

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How to Center Student Voice and Equity Amidst Learning Shifts

Need help meeting student needs as you adapt to remote learning and beyond? Here's a place to start.

COVID-19, Teen Stress, and How Educators Can Support Stress Management Today

High School Life

COVID-19, Teen Stress, and How Educators Can Support Stress Management Today

Hear from four social workers on the changing mental health landscape for teens, how their work has changed in remote learning, and how we can support our teens better.

Between Empty Class and Corona Education

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Connecting Individual Actions to Systematic Change: An Interview with Professor Rich Milner

Education thought leader and Vanderbilt University Professor Rich Milner in conversation with XQ’s Hana Beach.

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High School Life

Student Performs Powerful Spoken Word Poem About Graduation and Life

The Best #GraduateTogether Moments We All Want to Relive

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The Best #GraduateTogether Moments We All Want to Relive

We celebrated the high school class of 2020 during our prime time special #GraduateTogether. Here are our favorite moments.

How Museums are Engaging with Students Remotely

High School & Society

How Museums are Engaging with Students Remotely

Education today looks radically different than before the pandemic. Museums are no exception to this. Here's how museums across the country have pivoted to serve students.

Looking for a Reading List During Quarantine? Join the Conversation

High School Life

Looking for a Reading List During Quarantine? Join the Conversation

Looking for a new book to read this quarantine? Our editorial team has several suggestions to add to your reading list.

Expert Advice on Student Trauma To Help You Help Students

High School Redesign

Expert Advice on Student Trauma To Help You Help Students

COVID-19 has added stress for everyone, but affects students with trauma even more. Learn how you can support your students during these unprecedented times.

3 Common Elements of Meaningful Learning Environments

High School Redesign

3 Common Elements of Meaningful Learning Environments

Creating a meaningful learning environment for students can make a huge difference in student success. Here's how you can get started.

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