GreatSchools.org’s ‘Like a Sponge’ Nominated for Best Science & Education Podcast in the 25th Annual Webby Awards

Parenting podcast earns two nominations; listeners can vote through May 6 for GreatSchools.org to win Internet’s top honor

OAKLAND, CA (April 23, 2021) — Educational nonprofit GreatSchools.org, announced today that its parenting podcast, Like a Sponge, has been nominated for Best Science & Education Podcast in the 25th Annual Webby Awards. This distinction places GreatSchools’ podcast in the top 10% of the nearly 13,500 record-breaking projects entered from around the world.
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A statement from our team

On the verdict in the George Floyd murder trial and the need for continued action.

OAKLAND, CA (April 22, 2021)The nation watched as a monumental verdict was issued: guilty. While some say justice was served, others rightly point out that no amount of justice will bring George Floyd back to his family nor community.

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A statement from our team

On the rise of xenophobia, hate crimes, and attacks against the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

OAKLAND, CA (March 18, 2021) — We are deeply saddened by the horrific tragedies in Georgia, which took eight innocent lives, including those of six women of Asian descent. An attack on one of our communities is an attack on all of us.

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GreatSchools.org Announces 2020 ‘College Success Award’ Recipients

More than 2,000 high schools in 29 states recognized for preparing students to enroll in and succeed in college

OAKLAND, CA (October 22, 2020)GreatSchools.org, the nation’s leading nonprofit empowering parents to unlock educational opportunities for their children, today announced 2,158 high schools from 29 states* as recipients of its 2020 College Success Award.
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GreatSchools launches season two of podcast Like a Sponge.

The 7-episode season explores the science behind raising resilient and happy children.

OAKLAND, CA (October 8, 2020) — Educational nonprofit GreatSchools.org, has launched a new season of Like a Sponge, its podcast for parents about the science of how children learn and thrive. Distributed by Public Radio Exchange (PRX), with support from UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, this 7-episode season takes on an increasingly urgent question: How to raise children with the character strengths they need to become kind, caring and responsible citizens?
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