As 2015 is wrapping up, Schools to Watch® States are announcing, visiting schools, and going over STW applications. We look forward to seeing who the 2016 STW new and redesignated schools will be. Here is a promising practice article form a Redesignation I 2015 STW, Basalt Middle School, Basalt, CO.
On November 4, a team representing the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform spent the day at Mayfield Middle School. This activity was connected to an i3 Federal grant that involves 6 Kentucky middle schools, including Mayfield Middle, in an effort to improve schools through leadership development. To read more CLICK HERE for the press [...]
The Middle School Matters (MSM) initiative at the George W. Bush Institute seeks to increase the number of middle grade students who are prepared for high school and postsecondary success. The two primary methods to help teachers achieve this are 1) using solid research to develop a collection of free resources and support for middle grade reform initiatives, school [...]
Education Daily® Report: Support for middle, secondary education insufficient By Jean Gossman As education stakeholders are focusing on President Obama’s goal of universal high school graduation by 2020, research in recent years has indicated the importance of middle grades education to high school success. Yet “federal resources for middle and high schools are paltry in [...]
The National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform is seeking quailed applicants for the position of Executive Director. The timeline for the process is: May 15, 2015 - Letters of interest are due to Linda Allen, firstname.lastname@example.org. May 29, 2015 – Curriculum Vitae with references is due to Linda Allen, email@example.com and Cecilia Daniels, firstname.lastname@example.org. [...]
Promising Practices At Powell Middle School, we have many promising practices. There are three systematic structures in place that make Powell a School to Watch, not to mention one of the best middle schools in the nation. These practices or structures include Professional Learning Communities, CORE Plus, and a rotating schedule. First, we have highly [...]
Shelbyville Middle School 1200 West McKay Road Shelbyville, IN 46176 Phone 317-392-2551 Fax 317-392-5713 Mr. Ryan A. Mikus - Principal Mr. Jason E. Bass - Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Mrs. Jessica M. Poe - Assistant Principal Shelbyville Middle School’s ability to collect, interpret, and respond to data has made it one of the most successful [...]