Document resulting from 2010 i3: New resource for National Forum STW State Directors

Coaches Handbook – This document, The Schools to Watch: School Transformation Network…Director, Coach and Mentor Handbook, was created to help our STW state “hubs” prepare for and learn to be a service provider to schools in need to improvement.


The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform is pleased to announce our new Executive Director. CLICK HERE to read our press release.


The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform is an alliance of over 60 educators, researchers, national associations, and officers of professional organizations and foundations committed to promoting the academic performance and healthy development of young adolescents.

In order to prepare students to be lifelong learners ready for college, career, and citizenship, the National Forum seeks to make every middle grades school academically excellent, responsive to the developmental needs and interests of young adolescents, and socially equitable.

To accomplish its goal of improved academic and developmental outcomes for all students in the middle grades, the Forum identifies and disseminates best practices, articulates and promotes effective policies, recognizes and develops enlightened leadership, and informs and engages the public.  Read more . . .

Through its Schools to Watch® (STW) program, the Forum has developed criteria for identifying high-performing middle-grades schools, created tools to help schools use the criteria, expanded the program to 18 states, and selected and honored over 350 successful schools across the country during the Annual STW Conference.  Join the initiative become a Schools to Watch State.