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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James Ryan, the district’s chief for STEM learning, discusses San Francisco’s new initiative to teach computer science in every grade.
August 4, 2015 - Education Week
Can an educational sketch-theater group known for teaching kids the art of storytelling thrive in the age of the Common Core State Standards and rigorous accountability expectations?
July 22, 2015 - Teacher
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 - Education Week
July 7, 2015 - Education Week
English teacher Ryan Tahmaseb managed to get his favorite author on the class reading list and he and his students both learned a lesson about the power of an authentic narrative voice.
June 8, 2015 - Teacher (Web)
Districts across the state are grappling with effects of the drought, but especially in the Central Valley, where dry wells, dust days, and declining enrollment are hitting hard.
June 8, 2015 - Education Week
In summer learning programs, social and emotional learning is a key way to support a student's individual needs, writes Tiffany Gueye.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
An award-winning, publicly funded digital learning game that asks middle school students to assume the role of a black slave in 1800s America is prompting debate about when and how to employ the power of interactive technology to teach about painful eras of history.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week
In an exhibit and teacher programs, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum offers a powerful new lens for lessons about the genocide that killed nearly 6 million Jews.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week
Illustrator Jeff Dekal shares his perspective on being a young artist in the K-12 classroom.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week

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