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Grad Nation Community Guidebook Released — Now Online!

This year's Building a Grad Nation Report highlighted the impressive progress the country has made in preparing all children for success. The updated Grad Nation Community Guidebook -- now available online -- shows us how to accelerate change. The Community Guidebook builds on the success of the original Guidebook, which has been the most widely [...]

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HJHS Named School to Watch

Hillsboro Junior High School Earns Texas Schools to Watch Status

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Dr. Ken Nicely 2013 winner of the Dr. Ted Sizer Dissertation Competition

NASSP has announced the winners of its 2013 Dr. Ted Sizer Dissertation Competition. Dr. Ken Nicely won for the middle school competition. Dr. Ken Nicely, winner of the middle level competition, is the director of secondary instruction and technology for Roanoke (VA) County Public Schools. His dissertation, Middle Level Schools in an Era of Standards [...]

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Structuring Schools and Classrooms for Success in the Middle Grades

On April 4, 2013 the U.S. Department of Education held a session on Structuring Schools and Classrooms for Success in the Middle Grades; Practitioner and Student Experiences This brownbag session covered topics on Young Adolescent Brain Development, Academic Mindsets, and Successful School Practices and explored the implications of that content for middle grades students and [...]

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2013 California Distinguished Schools

California Schools to Watch is pleased to announce that 14 of our 48 Schools to Watch- Taking Center Stage schools have also received special recognition from the California State Department of Education and are being awarded as 2013 California Distinguished Schools. Schools receiving the award are: 1. Canyon Middle 2. Kastner Intermediate 3. Richard Henry [...]

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Pair of San Bernardino County Middle Schools Receive State Honor 

Summit Intermediate in Rancho Cucamongo and Vanguard Prep in Apple Valley are among 12 middle schools to receive the Schools To Watch designation this year in California.  These two schools are the first Schools to Watch in San Bernardino County. You can read more at http://www.sbsun.com/ci_22673121/schools-watch-california-commends-two-san-bernardino-county

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Green School Makeover Competition

Global Green USA reached out to the National Forum about its Green School Makeover Competition.  Information regarding this opportunity can be found at globalgreen.org/greenschoolmakeover. The deadline for applying is March 31st, 2013.

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High Desert School, a CA School to Watch

High Desert School CA STW- on Rock Center with Brian Williams High Desert School, a CA STW located in Acton-Aqua Dolce Unified School District, has become a Congressional Medal of Honor Character Development Program school.  It is the first school in California to participate in this program and the program kickoff was held on September 20th [...]

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Heaberlin to Receive Association for Middle Level Education 2012 Distinguished Educator Award

Westerville, OH – Dr. Robert Heaberlin, principal of Lee Middle School GA School to Watch, in Coweta County, Georgia is the 2012 recipient of the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) Distinguished Educator Award. The award, sponsored by Pearson, will be presented to Heaberlin on November 9, 2012, by the AMLE Foundation at the 39th [...]

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Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic (2014)

The report highlights the National Forum, the Forum Investing in Innovation Development Grant, and T. E. Mabry Middle School, a South Carolina Schools to Watch. CLICK HERE to read the report.

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