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

OAKLAND, CA (April 23, 2021) — Educational nonprofit, 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.
Continue reading “” 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), 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, 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?
Continue reading “” launches nationwide ratings update for public schools

New ratings emphasize equity and elevate student academic progress, or “growth,” as a key measure of school quality.

OAKLAND, CA (September 24, 2020), the leading provider of school information, is launching updated Equity and Summary Ratings for K-12 public schools across the nation today. The new methodology gives parents, advocacy organizations, and other community stakeholders a view of school quality that prioritizes equitable outcomes. The new Equity Rating will now include student growth and college readiness metrics in addition to proficiency rates. The Summary Rating will also shift to emphasize student growth relative to test score performance in order to focus on how well schools are helping students learn each school year.
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