1,742 public high schools in 25 states honored for college readiness, success

GreatSchools’ 5th annual College Success Award recognizes high schools that excel at helping students enroll and persist in college

Oakland, CA (September 22, 2022) — As students return to the classroom this fall, 1,742 high schools in 25 states (1) have a new reason to celebrate. Today, the nonprofit GreatSchools announced the recipients of its 2022 College Success Award, an annual recognition that honors high schools excelling at preparing students to enroll and succeed in college, as determined by available data in each state.

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Cambridge International program now visible on GreatSchools school profiles

Resources for parents, New data partnership connects K-12 families with information on schools’ courses and programs, and educators

Oakland, CA (August 2, 2022) — With 77% of parents finding it “absolutely essential” that their child go to college, being able to identify schools that can prepare students for success after high school is critical. The nonprofit GreatSchools today announced a nationwide data update to its school profiles to display which schools offer the internationally-recognized Cambridge International program.

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Advanced courses now visible on GreatSchools.org profiles

GreatSchools adds Advanced Placement (AP) courses to nearly 15,000 school profiles, connecting families with important information for college preparation and success

Oakland, CA (August 2, 2022) — With 77% of parents finding it “absolutely essential” that their child go to college, being able to identify schools that can prepare students for success after high school is critical. National nonprofit GreatSchools today announced a nationwide data update that will help families do just that: the addition of Advanced Placement (AP) course offerings, provided by College Board.

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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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