Middle Schools

Student Well-Being Online Summit SEL in Middle and High School: What Works, What Doesn’t
Join fellow educators and administrators in this discussion on social emotional learning and what schools and staff can do to provide it.
October 14, 2021
Student Well-Being Video The Awkward, Exciting, and Uncertain Transitions to Middle School, High School, and College
Students in 5th, 8th, and 12th grades anticipate their transition from pandemic schooling to a new level of education in the fall.
Jaclyn Borowski , Eric Harkleroad & Brooke Saias, May 25, 2021
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Student Well-Being Video Pandemic Transitions – A Group of California 5th Graders Anticipate Middle School
Fifth graders from Montclair Elementary in Oakland, Calif., reflect on their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brooke Saias, May 25, 2021
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Reading & Literacy Opinion How a Bathroom Log Helped One Middle School Understand Its Literacy Issues
Reading isn’t just a set of skills. Sometimes we need to explore other avenues to help us assist students to become better readers.
Seth Feldman, April 11, 2021
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Lonely middle school boy sits on windowsill at looking out the window.
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Student Well-Being What Student Age Groups Are Most Vulnerable to Pandemic-Related Trauma?
New research finds that young adolescents are the most vulnerable to long-term problems from trauma. Here's how schools can help.
Sarah D. Sparks, January 14, 2021
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Many educators have been using TikTok to entertain students and vent about the difficulties of teaching under COVID-19.
Many educators have been using TikTok to entertain students and vent about the difficulties of teaching under COVID-19.
Privacy & Security What Educators Really Need to Know About TikTok
Uber-popular with tweens and teens, the video-sharing platform on which users share short clips is raising concerns about student data privacy and national security.
Benjamin Herold, July 29, 2020
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Teacher Danielle Elliot wears a face mask while working with students in an arts and crafts class at Chase Avenue School in El Cajon, Calif.
Teacher Danielle Elliot wears a face mask while working with students in an arts and crafts class at Chase Avenue School in El Cajon, Calif.
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Student Achievement Districts' Summer School Plans on Shaky Ground
Only one-quarter of the nation’s school district leaders say they have fully developed plans to offer summer learning, according to an EdWeek Research Center survey.
Catherine Gewertz, June 4, 2020
6 min read
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Student Well-Being How Is COVID-19 Affecting Children's Health? 4 Questions Answered
The medical field's understanding of how the new coronavirus affects children and how they can spread it is rapidly evolving. Here’s the latest for school leaders weighing reopenings.
Sarah D. Sparks, May 26, 2020
11 min read
School & District Management How COVID-19 Will Balloon District Costs This Coming School Year
A new analysis says the nation's schools will need to spend $41 billion more in the 2020-21 academic year as the fast-moving recession driven by the coronavirus pandemic boosts costs for everything from remote learning to school meals.
Daarel Burnette II, May 18, 2020
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Cossondra George, a middle school math teacher in Newberry, Mich., has asthma and will turn 59 next school year. She worries that returning to school could compromise her health.
Cossondra George, a middle school math teacher in Newberry, Mich., has asthma and will turn 59 next school year. She worries that returning to school could compromise her health.
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School & District Management Teachers at Higher Risk of COVID-19 Wonder: Should I Even Go Back?
As schools discuss reopening, experts say the best way to protect vulnerable teachers might be to not have them in school buildings at all.
Madeline Will, May 7, 2020
6 min read
High school senior Alexis Campbell of Fayetteville, Ga., visited George Washington University in Washington before the coronavirus pandemic forced schools to shut down live, on-campus tours for prospective students. Now she is considering whether to enroll in a school closer to home in the fall.
High school senior Alexis Campbell of Fayetteville, Ga., visited George Washington University in Washington before the coronavirus pandemic forced schools to shut down live, on-campus tours for prospective students. Now she is considering whether to enroll in a school closer to home in the fall.
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Classroom Technology 'Summer Melt' Could Be a Flood as Seniors Shift College Plans
Faced with uncertainty, new financial concerns, and the prospect of more remote learning, and confusion, a growing number of college-bound high school seniors are reconsidering where and whether they’ll pursue higher education.
Gabrielle Wanneh, April 24, 2020
6 min read
Vijay Patel, reflected in his truck’s side mirror, waits for teachers to deliver iPads for his two children during a curbside pickup at Eastside Elementary, in Clinton, Miss.
Vijay Patel, reflected in his truck’s side mirror, waits for teachers to deliver iPads for his two children during a curbside pickup at Eastside Elementary, in Clinton, Miss.
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Classroom Technology The Scramble to Move America's Schools Online
Already in crisis mode, K-12 schools must now figure out how to educate tens of millions of children stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Benjamin Herold, March 27, 2020
12 min read
Maria Ochoa and Selvin Jimenez, 10, pick up some food at a distribution point in New Rochelle, N.Y., Thursday, March 12. State officials set up a coronavirus “containment area” in the New York City suburb.
Maria Ochoa and Selvin Jimenez, 10, pick up some food at a distribution point in New Rochelle, N.Y., Thursday, March 12. State officials set up a coronavirus “containment area” in the New York City suburb.
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School & District Management Millions Will Be Out of School for Weeks Due to Coronavirus. It May Not Be Long Enough
Many schools have shutdown, but new federal guidance suggests two to three weeks may not be enough time to drive down virus transmission.
Evie Blad, March 13, 2020
7 min read
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Student Well-Being Children and Coronavirus: 4 Questions Answered
How likely are children to contract and spread the new strain of coronavirus? What steps should schools take to protect them?
Sarah D. Sparks, March 11, 2020
8 min read