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Helping families process the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas

Resources for parents, families, and educators

OAKLAND, CA (May 25, 2022) The dark. Monsters under the bed. Bad dreams. Thunderstorms.

These are the normal things that kids should have to fear — things that a comforting hug, funny story, or animated movie can debunk with ease. Instead, we find ourselves trying to make sense of yet another horrific tragedy that claimed the lives of 19 children and 2 educators at the most innocent of places: an elementary school.

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GreatSchools.org’s ‘Like a Sponge’ Nominated for Best Science & Education Podcast in the 26th Annual Webby Awards

Now through April 21, listeners can vote for parenting podcast to win the Internet’s top honor

OAKLAND, CA (April 6, 2022) — Educational nonprofit GreatSchools announced today that an episode of its parenting podcast, Like a Sponge, has been nominated in the 26th Annual Webby Awards. The nomination for Best Science & Education Podcast Episode positions “Banishing Bias from School” as one of the five best in the world in its category — and among the top 12% of the more than 14,000 projects entered from around the world.

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New partnership connects low-income families searching for housing with school quality information

GreatSchools.org and AffordableHousing.com partner to reduce housing frictions, increase housing voucher recipients’ access to neighborhood school information

OAKLAND, CA (February 17, 2022) — As many low-income families browse where to live, they often lack access to school information in their prospective neighborhoods. GreatSchools.org, the nation’s leading provider of K-12 school information, and AffordableHousing.com (formerly GoSection8.com), the largest database of affordable housing listings, are hoping to change that.

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New project explores the problematic legacy of American high schools — and how to transform them for the better, forever

GreatSchools.org’s “Transforming High School” spotlights innovative ways educators are reinventing high school to make it more effective for all students 

OAKLAND, CA (February 14, 2022) — As parents across the country mull over school options for their children as enrollment and class registration deadlines are imminent, a new project is highlighting practices to look for in a high school. Education nonprofit GreatSchools today announced the launch of “Transforming High School,” a bilingual collection of videos, articles, podcasts, and tools that aim to build public will for evolving high school by inspiring parents and educators to embrace transformative, equitable practices and policies.

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GreatSchools.org adds data on school culture, learning environment to profiles of 1,700+ New York City public schools

Nation’s leading school information site provides families of over 1 million students a new lens on school quality

OAKLAND, CA (December 2, 2021) — Parents in New York City have gained additional access to critical data that illuminates what happens inside the district’s more than 1,700 public schools each day. National nonprofit and school information site GreatSchools.org today announced the publication of “school climate” data from the New York City Department of Education’s 2019-2020 School Survey on the GreatSchools.org profiles of public schools in all five boroughs.

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