Middle Grades: Feeling the Squeeze

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Middle Grades: Feeling the Squeeze

The Weak Link: In today's standards-driven environment, the middle grades are under pressure to produce and ill-equipped to deliver. Includes a resource guide.

An Incomplete Education: Trained for the elementary or high school grades, middle school teachers often lack knowledge about subject matter and young adolescents. Includes Adrift at the Top.

Missed Opportunities: In their attempts to make learning relevant to students, many middle schools have created shallow, fragmented, and unchallenging curricula. Includes Brain Power.

Standing Out: Four Successful Middle Schools: Four middle schools have made great strides in meeting the social, phychological, and academic needs of their students. Includes:

Competing Forces: With all the changes adolescents go through and the distractions they encounter, school often is the last thing on their minds.

Vol. 20, Issue 5

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