New Survey: Award-Winning Public High Schools Cite Advanced Course Offerings, Supportive School Environments as Key for Students’ College Success

Results also highlight disparities in advanced course offerings and extracurricular opportunities among higher- and lower-income schools

OAKLAND, CA (July 7, 2021) —  GreatSchools.org released a new survey of 820 public high school leaders that provides key insights for education stakeholders as they take stock of the year of pandemic learning and assess practices for college success worthy of potential investment and further investigation. The survey highlights best practices from high schools in 24(1) states with a multi-year track record of helping students enroll, persist, and succeed in college. Continue reading “”

GreatSchools.org, Learning Heroes, and National Summer Learning Association Announce New ‘Summer Togetherness’ Virtual Learning Series

All-new weekly Facebook Live series will help parents maximize this critical summer to support children’s learning and development

OAKLAND, CA (June 7, 2021) —  Educational nonprofits GreatSchools, Learning Heroes, and the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) today announced a joint partnership to deliver a 9-week “Summer Togetherness” virtual learning series to support parents and families in fostering their child’s academic and developmental success this summer, showcasing that learning together this summer can be fun and happen anywhere. Continue reading “”

GreatSchools.org Honored as Top ‘Family & Parenting’ and ‘Education’ Website in 27th Annual Communicator Awards

Nonprofit site receives two “Awards of Distinction;” elevated among 6,000 worldwide entries

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OAKLAND, CA (May 20, 2021) — Educational nonprofit GreatSchools today announced that its website, GreatSchools.org, has been recognized with two Communicator Awards for Best Family & Parenting and Best Education website. As the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals, the 27th Annual Communicator Awards received over 6,000 entries from around the world across seven categories.
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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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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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