Middle Schools

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

One District's Common-Core Bet: Results Are In

Small teams from all District of Columbia schools have been analyzing student test performance from 2012-13 to guide teachers' instruction in the new school year. (September 9, 2013)

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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A South Carolina school district hopes to replicate the initial success at a middle school, where test scores, student engagement, and teacher attendance have improved.
October 20, 2014 - Education Week
Missing school can have a lasting, negative impact on student achievement, write Hedy Chang, John Gomperts, and Leslie Boissiere.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
In this audio story, educators and students share their experiences at Valley Point Middle School, in Dalton, Ga., where, as of last school year, white students no longer make up the majority.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week
December 11, 2013 - Education Week
Assistant principal Erin Grazak shares what she's learned from and about her middle school's students, their hopes, and their needs by spending lunchtime detention with them.
November 12, 2013 - Education Week
Building a community-schools model around middle school students is making a difference, four leaders of the program write.
June 21, 2013 - Education Week
A veteran teacher uses the last weeks of the school year to bolster her students' literacy skills before spring tests.
June 11, 2013 - Education Week
A veteran teacher finds it tough going to lead her students toward mastery of the common standards in English/language arts.
June 4, 2013 - Education Week
Mikel Robinson is among millions of students trying to meet the common standards.
May 21, 2013 - Education Week
When Dowan McNair-Lee took an education class at college, she knew that was where she belonged.
May 21, 2013 - Education Week

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