Category: High School Redesign

  • 5 Ways to Build Equity at School

    High School Redesign

    5 Ways to Build Equity at School

    America’s classrooms are more diverse than ever. Here's 5 resources for you to ensure you're building culturally sustaining school communities.

  • High School Transformation is Necessary and Possible

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    High School Transformation is Necessary and Possible

    High schools can be the fulcrum for systemic change, but it will require transformation to emerge stronger and more equitable.

  • 5 Ways to Inclusively Teach Black History

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    5 Ways to Inclusively Teach Black History

    Black History Month is an opportunity to reflect on the impact Black history has had in shaping the world we live in. Here are 5 resources for you to bring it to life in your 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.

  • Educational Equity Mindset in Practice

    High School Redesign

    Educational Equity Mindset in Practice

  • Making Connections With Students Through Community-Based Projects

    High School Redesign

    Making Connections With Students Through Community-Based Projects

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  • The power of this project-based learning and place-based learning school

    High School Redesign

    The power of this project-based learning and place-based learning school

    At Círculos, project-based, place-based learning isn’t just a catchphrase. It’s reshaped the way students experience school.

  • What Are Restorative Justice Circles, and When Can They be Utilized?

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    What Are Restorative Justice Circles, and When Can They be Utilized?

    Restorative justice circles are a great tool for building relationships and achieving goals. Here's how you can use them in your classroom and beyond.

  • 5 Resources To Rethink High School

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    5 Resources To Rethink High School

    We've been creating new resources to help educators, students, and communities #ReThinkHighSchool. Here are 5 of our favorites to jumpstart your week of teaching.

  • Yo Yo Ma

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    Yo-Yo Ma

  • Travis Bristol

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    Travis Bristol

  • Tosha Downey

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    Tosha Downey

  • Soledad O'Brien

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    Soledad O'Brien

  • Sebastian Jackson

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    Sebastian Jackson

  • Paul Freiling

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    Paul Freiling

  • Mari Koerner

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    Mari Koerner

  • Margarita Bianco

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    Margarita Bianco

  • Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell

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    Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell

  • Geoffrey Canada

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    Geoffrey Canada

  • Darren Chapman

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    Darren Chapman

  • Common

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    Common

  • Bill Robertson

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    Bill Robertson

  • Bill Bynum

    High School Redesign

    Bill Bynum

  • Arne Duncan

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    Arne Duncan

  • Students Engage in Project-Based Learning. The Results Surprised Them | Why XQ

    High School Redesign

    Students Engage in Project-Based Learning. The Results Surprised Them | Why XQ

  • teacher shares learnings from covid-19

    High School Redesign

    Teacher Strategies: Learning and Teaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • School and Community Partnerships

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    Ways to Build School-Community Partnerships | Why XQ

  • equity in education students

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    Ensuring Educational Equity for all our Students and Schools | Why XQ

  • why rethink high school

    High School Redesign

    Why Should We #ReThinkHighSchool? | Why XQ

  • Developing Growth Mindset in Students  |  Why XQ

    High School Redesign

    Developing Growth Mindset in Students | Why XQ

  • Youth Voice: Supporting and Listening to Students |  Why XQ

    High School Redesign

    Youth Voice: Supporting and Listening to Students | Why XQ

  • Building Equitable Practices in Schools in the Midst of COVID-19

    High School Redesign

    Building Equitable Practices in Schools in the Midst of COVID-19

    Equity in a school building doesn’t just happen, it is purposefully cultivated. Here's how educators across the country are doing just that.

  • This RI School Places Families at the Center of the School "Ensemble"

    High School Redesign

    This RI School Places Families at the Center of the School "Ensemble"

    Supporting students go beyond the four walls of a school, and it requires families and schools working together. Here's how one school is doing just that.

  • School Reopening Resources, Tips, and Examples for Educators

    High School Redesign

    School Reopening Resources, Tips, and Examples for Educators

    Our collection of resources on high school reopenings with equity at the core.

  • 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 Resources for Creating the Future After COVID-19

    High School Redesign

    5 Resources for Creating the Future After COVID-19

    High School after COVID-19 will never look the same. Here's how we can build back better for all students.

  • student learning VR

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    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.

  • This High School Is Sharing How to Make Remote Learning Work for Every Student

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    This High School Is Sharing How to Make Remote Learning Work for Every Student

    These school leaders created a model for students to adapt and thrive even during a pandemic. Here’s how.

  • This School Is Giving Families Meaningful Options as They Reopen. You Should Too.

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    This School Is Giving Families Meaningful Options as They Reopen. You Should Too.

    This high school in Brooklyn knows the families they serve. Here’s how they’re working with those families to ensure every student succeeds this fall.

  • What is Project-Based Learning?

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    What is Project-Based Learning?

    Project-based learning allows students to learn by doing. Here's everything you need to know and how to get started in your classroom.

  • How to Support Teachers’ Needs During Remote Learning

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    How to Support Teachers’ Needs During Remote Learning

    Remote learning is challenging for more than just students. Here’s how we can support our teachers across the country.

  • XQ+RI’s TAPA Is on a Journey to Create a School that Is High Love and High Rigor

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    XQ+RI’s TAPA Is on a Journey to Create a School that Is High Love and High Rigor

    This innovative arts high school in Rhode Island puts relationships at the center.

  • Lessons from a Promising Denver High School That Will Not Open

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    Lessons from a Promising Denver High School That Will Not Open

    Compass Academy, an innovative middle school in southwest Denver, specializes in providing students an engaging, learner-centered curriculum that is proudly Spanish and English bilingual and bi-literate.

  • A Guide for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning

    High School Redesign

    A Guide for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning

    Interdisciplinary learning empowers students to explore different perspectives and views. Here's how you can get started.

  • What is Student-Centered Learning and Why is it Important?

    High School Redesign

    What is Student-Centered Learning and Why is it Important?

    Too many students describe high school as boring—but it doesn’t have to be. Here's how we can put students at the center of their education.

  • 5 Resources To Navigate the Hybrid and Remote Learning School Year

    High School Redesign

    5 Resources To Navigate the Hybrid and Remote Learning School Year

    This is a school year like no other with the introduction of hybrid and remote learning. Here are a few resources to help you navigate these uncharted waters.

  • Father helping daughter studying using laptop at home

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    10 Tips from Parents to Support Your Teen’s Remote Learning

    Remote learning is challenging for many students. Here are tips from parents across the country on how to best support students.

  • Rhode Island Students Share Powerful Learnings on Educational Justice and the Future of Learning

    High School Redesign

    Rhode Island Students Share Powerful Learnings on Educational Justice and the Future of Learning

    Students from across Rhode Island came together to rethink high school. Here's what they learned about educational equity and the future of our schools.

  • 5 Resources for Reopening A More Equitable Education System

    High School Redesign

    5 Resources for Reopening A More Equitable Education System

    As the country collectively wrestles with a “back to school season” like no other, we hope these resources will help you to stay focused on what matters most for students.

  • Cropped shot of a young man writing on a whiteboard in a classroom

    High School Redesign

    The Anti-Racist Guide to New School Hires

    How would you hire for this upcoming school year—given the impact of the pandemic and the summer of uprisings against the systemic culture of racism plaguing our nation? Here’s a guide to help you through the hiring process.

  • High School Resources for Remote Learning During COVID-19 School Closures

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    High School Resources for Remote Learning During COVID-19 School Closures

    There is no question: Each of us is facing difficult and unprecedented challenges in the wake of COVID-19 and its impacts. For far too many young people, school is not…

  • A Teacher’s Journey Toward Culturally Relevant Teaching Practices

    High School Redesign

    A Teacher’s Journey Toward Culturally Relevant Teaching Practices

    This educator shares her journey, experience, and tips on how you can incorporate culturally responsive teaching in your school.

  • 5 Resources to Put Your School Reopening Plans into Action

    High School Redesign

    5 Resources to Put Your School Reopening Plans into Action

    Schools around the country are preparing to reopen, go remote, or a combination of the two. Here's how we can put those plans into action.

  • How to Build Strong Relationships with Students Using Culturally Responsive Teaching

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 5 Resources to Inform School Reopening Plans

    High School Redesign

    5 Resources to Inform School Reopening Plans

    How can we reopen schools to #ReThinkHighSchool more equitably? Here are 5 resources to get you started.

  • How Rhode Island Is Using Remote Learning Insights to Rethink High School

    High School Redesign

    How Rhode Island Is Using Remote Learning Insights to Rethink High School

    Remote learning has change education forever, and we're already learning a lot from it. Here's what schools in Rhode Island are learning from the pandemic.

  • Showing What Students Know in a Competency-Based Classroom

    High School Redesign

    Showing What Students Know in a Competency-Based Classroom

    Competency-based education lets student progress through a curriculum at their own pace. Here are some tips from two CBE educators for you to get started.

  • Building Caring, Trusting Relationships in a Remote Learning World (Pt. II)

    High School Redesign

    Building Caring, Trusting Relationships in a Remote Learning World (Pt. II)

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

  • How to Stay Connected in our Classrooms during School Closures

    High School Redesign

    How to Stay Connected in our Classrooms during School Closures

    In a remote learning world, staying connected with students sounds like an impossible task. Here's one educator's tips on how to continue to build relationships from a distance.

  • Helping Students Learn Independently from Home

    High School Redesign

    Helping Students Learn Independently from Home

    Educators have said that moving to a more student-directed learning environment will be challenging in remote settings. Here are some tips to help you transition.

  • 8 Tips From School Leaders to School Leaders on Remote Learning

    High School Redesign

    8 Tips From School Leaders to School Leaders on Remote Learning

    School leaders across the country had to adapt to remote learning in major ways due to COVID-19. Here’s a few tips our leaders have learned so far.

  • Building Caring, Trusting Relationships in a Remote Learning World (Pt. 1)

    High School Redesign

    Building Caring, Trusting Relationships in a Remote Learning World (Pt. 1)

    Building relationships with students through screens is as challenging as it sounds. Here's what we've learned so far from our schools across the country.

  • How one high school teacher is staying connected with students

    High School Redesign

    How one high school teacher is staying connected with students

    Remote learning has given teachers challenges in building relationships and staying connected with students. Here's how one XQ teacher is continuing to build community from a distance.

  • 5 Resources for Building Relationships During School Closures

    High School Redesign

    5 Resources for Building Relationships During School Closures

    During COVID-19, students need strong relationships. Here are resources on how to build them.

  • Early Remote Learning Lessons and the Future of Education

    High School Redesign

    Early Remote Learning Lessons and the Future of Education

    The transition to remote learning has pushed educators to rethink the ways we teach. Here’s what we’ve learned so far from the transition.

  • 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.

  • Teaching for Remote Learning: Lessons We’ve Learned So Far

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    Teaching for Remote Learning: Lessons We’ve Learned So Far

    Transitioning to remote learning taught us a lot about rethinking high school. Here are a few things we’ve learned from schools across the country.

  • Remote Learning Ideas: How to Start a Podcast

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    Remote Learning Ideas: How to Start a Podcast

    The shift to remote learning has teachers rethinking everything, from curriculum, to labs, to projects. Here's one place to start when looking for remote learning project ideas.

  • School Closure Resources for High School Educators

    High School Redesign

    School Closure Resources for High School Educators

    School closures have changed what high school looks like across the country. Here are 5 resources to help you navigate these uncharted waters.

  • XQ + RI Update: 2 New XQ Schools and 18 Awards in High School Design Challenge

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    XQ + RI Update: 2 New XQ Schools and 18 Awards in High School Design Challenge

    Big things are happening to high schools in America's smallest state. Here are Rhode Island's newest XQ schools.

  • Ditch the Duct Tape: Making Data-Driven Instruction Sustainable

    High School Redesign

    Ditch the Duct Tape: Making Data-Driven Instruction Sustainable

    This education leader wants you to try something different when measuring student mastery. Find out what he did differently.

  • Here’s what these D.C. teachers are bringing back from a school visit to L.A.

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    Here’s what these D.C. teachers are bringing back from a school visit to L.A.

    When teachers can talk about the challenges they face as well as the innovations they’ve developed, real learning happens. Here's what two schools on opposite sides of America have learned from each other.

  • 5 Resources for Fostering Meaningful, Engaged Learning

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    5 Resources for Fostering Meaningful, Engaged Learning

    We gathered five awesome resources that explore innovative approaches on how educators like you create opportunities that engage students in meaningful ways.

  • Tips on How to Use Social Media for Schools

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    Tips on How to Use Social Media for Schools

    Blogs and social media can be a great way to share your school’s bright spots and messages with the community. Here's how to get your school's story out to the world.

  • Tips on Creating an Inclusive School and Why It Matters

    High School Redesign

    Tips on Creating an Inclusive School and Why It Matters

    Creating an inclusive environment for all students can change the culture and success of your school. Here's how you can get started.

  • What Is a Makerspace? A Guide for Teachers

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    What Is a Makerspace? A Guide for Teachers

    Makerspaces help students gain creativity and problem solving skills. Here's where to start if you want to bring one to your school.

  • Rethinking equity in education with an XQ school leader

    High School Redesign

    Rethinking equity in education with an XQ school leader

    Simply put, equity means being fair and impartial. But what does that mean in the setting of a school? We asked one school leader from Indiana to share what it means to her school.

  • Ways to Celebrate Black History Month: Activities for High School

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    Ways to Celebrate Black History Month: Activities for High School

    You can't understand American history without understanding Black history. Here are a few resources for teaching Black history this month and every month

  • Want a strong school culture? Focus on coherent school leadership

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    Want a strong school culture? Focus on coherent school leadership

    Culture impacts everyone, but often starts at the top. Here's advice from one education leader on coherent school leadership.

  • The Power of a Strong School Vision Statement Is Limitless

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    The Power of a Strong School Vision Statement Is Limitless

    Setting a vision for your school can change the direction and culture of your school. Here are some tips for crafting a powerful vision statement to be your school's north star.

  • High school redesign in Rhode Island offers lessons for all communities

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    High school redesign in Rhode Island offers lessons for all communities

    Teams of school builders across Rhode Island are reflecting on their six month school design journey. What they learned might surprise you.

  • At this innovative urban high school project-based learning addresses environmental justice

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    At this innovative urban high school project-based learning addresses environmental justice

    With a focus on environmental justice, XQ school Furr offers its 1,100 students hands-on projects that combine academic standards with ecology and sustainability.

  • Bold is the goal in rethinking New York City high schools

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    Bold is the goal in rethinking New York City high schools

    XQ+NYC design teams assembled to rethink what high school can look like in their city. Here's what it was like to be in the room of innovators.

  • 3 Common Elements of Meaningful Learning Environments

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    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.

  • Need help navigating the shift to student-centered learning? This compass can help.

    High School Redesign

    Need help navigating the shift to student-centered learning? This compass can help.

    Teachers everywhere agree education isn't one-size fits all, but switching to student-centered learning is often harder than it looks. Here's one strategy for you to start with.

  • 5 Resources for Developing a Strong School Mission & Culture

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    5 Resources for Developing a Strong School Mission & Culture

    A unifying set of values ensures every stakeholder is not only accountable but committed to helping every student realize their full potential—regardless of who they are or where they come from. Here are 5 resources to get you started.

  • XQ’s High School Reading List for Black History Month (And Every Month)

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    XQ’s High School Reading List for Black History Month (And Every Month)

    There are big representation gaps in the book publishing industry, and the power to close them is in the hands of educators. Here are a few titles to use in your classroom during Black History Month and every month.

  • School Builders Share What It Means to #ReThinkHighSchool in Practice

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    School Builders Share What It Means to #ReThinkHighSchool in Practice

    Rethinking high school is hard work. We asked our school leaders who have gone through the journey to share what they've learned.

  • 5 Resources That Will Help Bring Your School Design to Life

    High School Redesign

    5 Resources That Will Help Bring Your School Design to Life

    Here are 5 of some of the most eye-opening resources that are jam-packed with interesting learnings on school design.

  • 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.

  • Rhode Island High Schools are Changing. Here’s How.

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    Rhode Island High Schools are Changing. Here’s How.

    Big things are happening to high school in America's smallest state. Here's how Rhode Island schools are preparing students for the future.

  • Think Outside the Box and Read Between the Lines

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    Think Outside the Box and Read Between the Lines

    A Twitter chat about required reading, a podcast rec, and some things to add to your calendar. Here are 5 resources you need to start the week of teaching.

  • The Key to Understanding School Design? Collaboration!

    High School Redesign

    The Key to Understanding School Design? Collaboration!

    School design can help ensure that students are provided with an environment conducive to increased levels of engagement. School design is most effective when complemented by a rigorous, creative, and innovative curriculum that puts students first every step of the way. Here’s how.

  • Now That’s Student Voice

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    Now That’s Student Voice

    A powerful way to connect students, a buzzword vocabulary lesson, and a look at the future of learning. Here's 5 stories to start your week of teaching.

  • Authenticity in Action: An XQ School Knowledge Exchange

    High School Redesign

    Authenticity in Action: An XQ School Knowledge Exchange

    This school builder in rural Tennessee visited High Tech High in San Diego. What he learned will impact the way he thinks about education.

  • Give Me Five Top 5: Start Next School Year With 2020 Vision

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    Give Me Five Top 5: Start Next School Year With 2020 Vision

    That's a wrap on 2019! Let's look back on our 5 favorite resources of the year.

  • The Transformative Magic of “Doing” Learning, Instead of “Receiving” Learning

    High School Redesign

    The Transformative Magic of “Doing” Learning, Instead of “Receiving” Learning

    This Indiana educator shares how hands-on, student driven learning has changed everything at her school.

  • Computer Science Through a Lens of Equity & Social Justice

    High School Redesign

    Computer Science Through a Lens of Equity & Social Justice

    Here's how one school in Washington D.C. is breaking down barriers for all students to learn computer science.

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