Tag: Student Agency, Identity & Experiences

  • An XQ Toolkit That Makes High School Transformation Possible in Every Community

    High School Redesign

    An XQ Toolkit That Makes High School Transformation Possible in Every Community

    We believe high school transformation is necessary and possible. And, we know, there’s no one way to do it.

  • #Artivism: The Power of Art in Raising Student Activists

    High School Life

    #Artivism: The Power of Art in Raising Student Activists

    Creativity and imagination are central to lifelong learning. Learn more about how cultivating imagination can empower students to create a better future.

  • These Students Won the XQ #MakeASongChallenge

    High School Life

    These Students Won the XQ #MakeASongChallenge

  • Submissions from XQ’s #MakeASongChallenge Reveal What Matters Most to Students Today

    High School Life

    Submissions from XQ’s #MakeASongChallenge Reveal What Matters Most to Students Today

    In XQ’s #MakeASongChallenge, students explored the causes they’re passionate about through artivism: a blend of art and activism that promotes positive change.

  • 5 Resources for Amplifying Student Voices and Experiences

    High School Life

    5 Resources for Amplifying Student Voices and Experiences

    To rethink high school, we must create space for student voice. Here are 5 resources for you to use in your classroom this week.

  • These High School Students are Learning Through Filmmaking

    High School Life

    These High School Students are Learning Through Filmmaking

    Amidst remote learning, these students are engaging in deep projects and learning filmmaking along the way. Here's how.

  • Renée Fleming

    High School Life

    Renée Fleming

  • Michelle Morales

    High School Life

    Michelle Morales

  • student janay kelley spoken word artists

    High School Life

    Student Performs Powerful Spoken Word Poem About Graduation and Life

  • explore identity workshop with ashanti branch

    High School Life

    How to Find Your Identity: Workshop and Framework with Ashanti Branch

  • XQ Super School: Da Vinci RISE High

    High School Life

    This Student Went Through the Foster System. Now She’s Graduating.| XQ Students

  • This Student Started a Project to Bring Her Community Together |  XQ Students

    High School Life

    This Student Started a Project to Bring Her Community Together | XQ Students

  • Mini Shark Tank: Middle School Female Entrepreneurs Pitch Business Ideas

    High School Life

    Mini Shark Tank: Middle School Female Entrepreneurs Pitch Business Ideas

  • students give motivational speeches to teachers

    High School Life

    Supporting Students Share Words of Motivation for Teachers During COVID-19 Pandemic

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    High School Life

    This Student is Learning Computer Science in High School | XQ Students

  • Taking Up Space as a Black Woman Is a Revolutionary Act

    High School Life

    Taking Up Space as a Black Woman Is a Revolutionary Act

    "Between the secure and loving walls, my parents built for me, I was taught to value my voice, understand my worth, and envision endless possibilities for my future."

  • 5 Resources to Empower Youth Voice and Choice

    High School Life

    5 Resources to Empower Youth Voice and Choice

    Students are the most important stakeholder in high school. Here are 5 resources to amplify their voices.

  • These “Tutor Teens” Launched a Business to Help Younger Students and Families Learn Remotely

    High School Life

    These “Tutor Teens” Launched a Business to Help Younger Students and Families Learn Remotely

    These students used COVID-19 as an opportunity to help other students. Here's how they did it.

  • 5 Ways for Students to Share Their Voice

    High School Life

    5 Ways for Students to Share Their Voice

    Students today have a lot to say about their education. Here are ways we can be sure we're listening.

  • Student Poetry to Promote Youth Voice and Choice

    High School Life

    Student Poetry to Promote Youth Voice and Choice

    This student from Indiana uses poetry to express what he's feeling in a different way. His poems even won him a poetry competition.

  • Hope Thrives From This High School’s Community Garden

    High School Life

    Hope Thrives From This High School’s Community Garden

    How do you keep environmental justice at the core of your school when students are learning remotely? Here's what one school in Texas is doing.

  • Student Shares All: How to Support Students With Disabilities

    High School Life

    Student Shares All: How to Support Students With Disabilities

    Remote learning presents a different set of challenges for students with disabilities. Hear from one student on how we can support these students during COVID-19.

  • Life After School Closures: High School Students Speak Out

    High School Life

    Life After School Closures: High School Students Speak Out

    In person classes came to a halt in March 2020 as the world adapted to COVID-19. Here’s how students across the country are feeling.

  • Helping Your Teen Get the Most out of High School

    High School Life

    Helping Your Teen Get the Most out of High School

    This parent sent their student to a new high school that connects students with their community. Here’s what the experience as a parent has been like.

  • Students Share What It’s Like to Learn in an Innovative High School

    High School Life

    Students Share What It’s Like to Learn in an Innovative High School

    These three students come from three innovative schools that put students at the center. Here’s what it’s like to attend these schools.

  • How a class of young writers explored climate change through storytelling

    High School Life

    How a class of young writers explored climate change through storytelling

    Here’s how students in New Orleans published a book of student writing, and learned about storytelling and climate change in the process.

  • 13 teacher tips for building student voice and agency

    High School Life

    13 teacher tips for building student voice and agency

    Giving students a voice in their education and the freedom to drive their learning is crucial when rethinking high school. Here are 13 tips to help your students gain agency in your classroom.

  • 4 Students Describe Struggles Many Latinx Students Face

    High School Life

    4 Students Describe Struggles Many Latinx Students Face

    These students discussed their Latinx identity impacts their high school experience. Here's how their school is supporting them.

  • What is Latinx? Tracing Its History and Defining Its Meaning

    High School Life

    What is Latinx? Tracing Its History and Defining Its Meaning

    The term “Latinx” is becoming more and more common. Let's talk about where it comes from, why it matters, and what it means to be a Latinx student.

  • Everyday Hero: What you’re going through now does not define you

    High School Life

    Everyday Hero: What you’re going through now does not define you

    This student experienced homelessness, and now is going to his dream school. And he wants you to know that "...what you're going through now does not define you."

  • High School Life

    Making an impact: From homeless high school valedictorian to Georgetown University grad

    This student defied the odds and graduated from Georgetown, despite challenges. Here's her story

  • Hard Work, Meet the DIY Girls: The story of an all-girl engineering team

    High School Life

    Hard Work, Meet the DIY Girls: The story of an all-girl engineering team

    This LA-based nonprofit teaches STEM to 650 girls in elementary, middle, and high school. Here's how they do it, and what it looks like in practice.

  • Everyday Hero: The Purpose of the Paint – Running for Women Without a Voice

    High School Life

    Everyday Hero: The Purpose of the Paint – Running for Women Without a Voice

    When Rosalie Fish stepped up to the starting line, she was preparing to run for more than herself and her school. Find out why.

  • Taking it to the streets in Cedar Rapids

    High School Life

    Taking it to the streets in Cedar Rapids

    These students in Iowa learned about street art, history, and marketing by building a replica Berlin wall with a local museum. Here’s how.

  • What do students want? Ask them.

    High School Life

    What do students want? Ask them.

    High school students tell us what’s working at their schools and what we can do to better prepare them for life beyond graduation.

  • Do not underestimate an immigrant

    High School Life

    Do not underestimate an immigrant

    This student shares his story about being an immigrant, and how his community and high school in Oakland helped him adapt.

  • The Future Of Coastal Preservation Is In The Hands Of High Schoolers

    High School Life

    The Future Of Coastal Preservation Is In The Hands Of High Schoolers

    Students at this New Orleans high school are learning hands-on the effects of climate change, and equipping themselves with the knowledge to solve it.

  • How a hot-dog stand is changing young people’s lives in Alabama

    High School Life

    How a hot-dog stand is changing young people’s lives in Alabama

    This student-run hot dog stand in Alabama is teaching students valuable skills in high school. Find out how they've made an impact.

  • Want to create a more inclusive school? Give students a voice

    High School Life

    Want to create a more inclusive school? Give students a voice

    Maryland high school students find on-campus forums make all the difference. Find out what giving students a voice does at this school.

  • How Bartleby Changed The Way I See My Own Education

    High School Life

    How Bartleby Changed The Way I See My Own Education

    This student helped design a school of the future, driven by student passion and real-world experience. Here’s her story.

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