It is with regret but warm wishes that the Board of the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform announces the retirement of Dr. Deborah Kasak as Executive Director effective January 1, 2016. Dr. Kasak has provided thirteen years of devoted service as the Forum’s only executive director. The Forum is indebted to Dr. Kasak for [...]
MGLS:2017 will follow a nationally representative cohort of sixth grade students as they enter and move through the middle grades. The study aims to provide data on the development and learning that occur during students’ middle-grade years (grades 6–8) and that are predictive of future success, along with the individual, social, and contextual factors that [...]
The National Forum was excited to partner with St. Vrain Valley School Districts on the convening of Real World, Right Now; The Next Generation of Middle-Level Education. To read more about the National Convening please CLICK HERE.
Schools Prove They can Make Dramatic Improvements With Their Own Teachers: No Sanctions Necessary By Robin Lambert Rural Policy Matters, June 2013, published by the Rural School and Community Trust, www.ruraledu.org
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Building a Great School: No Punitive Sanctions Allows By Robin Lambert Rural Policy Matters, June 2013, published by the Rural School and Community Trust, www.ruraledu.org
CLICK HERE to see a video of Evergreen Academy in Chicago, IL and how they are working towards a Green School.
Here is an article written by one of our STW Schools that was published in a PA Administrative Journal. This is a great article about the STW process and what it has done for this school. CLICK HERE to read more.
The Alliance for Excellent Education, Attendance Works, and the Data Quality Campaign Invite You to Attend a Webex Toward Smarter State School Attendance Policies: Common-Sense Strategies to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism Monday, September 16, 2013 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (EDT) Panelists Hedy Chang, Director, Attendance Works Karen Crompton, President, Voices for Utah Children Fred Jones, [...]
Seneca Valley Middle School, PA STEM Fems Program Read more: CLICK HERE