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Forum Executive Director Announces Retirement

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 [...]

By |January 4th, 2016|National Forum News, Schools to Watch News|Comments Off on Forum Executive Director Announces Retirement

National Center for Education Statistics Seeking Schools

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 [...]

By |January 4th, 2016|Schools to Watch News|Comments Off on National Center for Education Statistics Seeking Schools

2014 National Conversation

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.

By |January 12th, 2015|Home page, National Forum News|Comments Off on 2014 National Conversation

Schools Prove They can Make Dramatic Improvements With Their Own Teachers: No Sanctions Necessary

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

By |December 21st, 2014|i3 News|Comments Off on Schools Prove They can Make Dramatic Improvements With Their Own Teachers: No Sanctions Necessary

USDE Notifies Forum of i3 Highest Ranked Proposal

CLICK HERE to read the Department of Education Press Release

By |December 21st, 2014|i3 News|Comments Off on USDE Notifies Forum of i3 Highest Ranked Proposal

Building a Great School: No Punitive Sanctions Allows

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

By |December 21st, 2014|i3 News|Comments Off on Building a Great School: No Punitive Sanctions Allows

One of the i3 Mentor Schools are Going Green

CLICK HERE to see a video of Evergreen Academy in Chicago, IL and how they are working towards a Green School.

By |December 21st, 2014|i3 News|Comments Off on One of the i3 Mentor Schools are Going Green

Glickman-Rogers Receives 2014 Distinguished Educator Award

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.

By |December 21st, 2014|Schools to Watch News|Comments Off on Glickman-Rogers Receives 2014 Distinguished Educator Award

Common-Sense Strategies to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism

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, [...]

By |December 21st, 2014|Schools to Watch News|Comments Off on Common-Sense Strategies to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism

Seneca Valley Middle School, PA STEM Fems Program

Seneca Valley Middle School, PA STEM Fems Program Read more: CLICK HERE

By |December 21st, 2014|Schools to Watch News|Comments Off on Seneca Valley Middle School, PA STEM Fems Program