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Graduation Tomorrow, Middle Grades Now!

On April 17, 2014 Graduation Tomorrow, Middle Grades Now! was presented as part of the College Access Affinity Group at the U. S. Department of Education. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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Highest-Rated Applications Secure Match Funding

Department of Education Announces Highest-Rated Applications Secure Match Funding and Become Grantees for Investing in Innovation 2013 Competition For more information, click here

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Middle School: Not So Bad

The link below contains an article by Dr. Hilary Conklin, a professor at DePaul in Chicago.  This article has a great message about middle grades education and young adolescents. LINK TO ARTICLE

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Teaching and Reaching Difficult, Unmotivated Students

On Thursday, October 10, 2013. The National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform in conjunction with the Association of Middle-Grade Schools (AIMS) presented a day-long national conversation on student engagement and motivation. Click Here for more information.

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Two Rural i3 Recipients Show Improvement, Tout Benefits of Federal Grant

Education Week reposted a blog from Rural Education.  This posting talks about 2 i3 schools Hamlet, NC and Coalinga, CA.  Read more at the link Two Rural i3 Recipients Show Improvement, Tout Benefits of Federal Grant

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Absenteeism in the Middle Grades: The Prevalence, the Impact, and Turning it Around

 Click Read more below to See the presentation! Alliance for Excellent Education, Association for Middle Level Education, National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Association of Secondary School Principals, National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform with Honorary Co-host Rep. Raúl Grijalva (AZ-7) INVITE YOU TO A SPECIAL BRIEFING Absenteeism in the Middle Grades: The Prevalence, the Impact, and Turning it Around Wednesday, June [...]

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ED Highlights the Work of i3 Grantees

On Thursday, the Department of Education’s (ED) Office of Innovation and Improvement held a briefing on “Investing in Innovation (i3) Three Years Later: How Grantees are Successfully Improving Low-Performing School via National Reform Networks,” to highlight the work of three i3 grantees and their program models.  The event featured i3 grantees: Debbie Kasak, Executive Director, [...]

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Free Webinar: Help for Struggling Middle School Readers

Moderator: Carolyn Brown has a Ph.D. in Speech Pathology and Audiology specializing in Child Development. Panelists: Bob McMurray is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Communication Sciences at the University of Iowa. READ More or Register Mindsets - GRIT Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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NASSP & CSSR to Host Breaking Ranks Showcase

NASSP in collaboration with The Center for Secondary School Redesign (CSSR) will present the first Regional Breaking Ranks School Showcase featuring 15 diverse, high-poverty, high-achieving middle level and high schools sharing proven methods for addressing sustainable school improvement. Two California Schools-to-Watch are among those being showcased. The event will take place in San Diego on [...]

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Building A GradNation

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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