Middle Schools

The latest news about middle schools, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

High school student Andrew Castillo, left, and his mentor, Marco Marraccini, met when Andrew was in middle school, working as an intern at Abramson Teiger Architects in Los Angeles, where the two pose for a recent photo.
—Emile Wamsteker for Education Week

Career Prep Moves Into Middle Schools

It's not just about career fairs anymore; educators are increasingly looking to provide middle school students with deeper, ongoing exposure to potential careers. (July 15, 2015)

Spotlight on Middle and High School Literacy

Many educators are learning that it's not just young children who need help with literacy skills.

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Teachers and ELL experts say there is an array of problems with curricula and learning materials meant for English-learners. But they all agree on two key points: The materials are usually too simple and too disconnected from grade-level goals.
May 11, 2016 - Education Week
The Building Assets-Reducing Risks program now being tested in Maine is among a handful of promising ideas that started as federal i3 grants.
March 22, 2016 - Education Week
Language arts teacher Timothy Dolan shares how taking the time to read to his students became a cornerstone of his teaching.
March 22, 2016 - Teacher
March 15, 2016 - Education Week
The growth in the number of small, personalized, and more affordable "micro schools" is seen as the first innovation in the private school sector in decades.
January 26, 2016 - Education Week
Many school districts are using digital platforms to help even younger students explore career possibilities and what it will take to achieve their professional goals.
January 11, 2016 - Education Week
When teachers use their knowledge of this unique age to structure their classroom routines, middle school can be years that truly matter for children, writes Cossondra George.
December 15, 2015 - Teacher
Leading a parochial school demands an engaged focus on students' sense of community and character, says Habeeb Quadri.
November 10, 2015 - Education Week
Gifted and honors classes are often dominated by white students from well-off families, but some districts are removing the barriers that keep out low-income students and students of color.
October 27, 2015 - Education Week
The National Institutes of Health will dedicate $300 million over the next decade to launch the largest, most comprehensive study to date of how children’s brains develop during adolescence.
October 27, 2015 - Education Week

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