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October 30, 2014

Student Science Experiments Lost in NASA Rocket Explosion

The Antares rocket, which exploded just after takeoff in Virginia, was carrying a multitude of middle school science experiments.

October 01, 2014

Global Dimensions of Math

Every curricular area has a global dimension that can be taught in the classroom, including math. This is often the area that is most difficult for people to grasp as being global, but math helps us understand the world—and we use the world to understand math. The world is interconnected and math shows these connections and possibilities. The earlier young learners can put these skills to practice, the more likely we are to remain an innovation society and economy.

July 22, 2014

A Double Dose of Math Has Diminishing Returns, Study Finds

Doubling up on math classes for a year may help middle school students in the short-term, but the benefits of doing so depreciate over time—and are likely not be worth the price of missing out on instruction in other subjects, according to a new study.

July 21, 2014

Make or Break, Why Middle School Math Counts

How do we increase motivation, build persistence, support the transition into a more independent educational experience, and prepare for future success?

July 18, 2014

What Happens to the Kids Who Ruled Middle School?

Middle school popularity wanes, but the early drug use and criminal behavior stick around.

May 14, 2014

'College Immersion' Program Inspires Middle School Students, Study Finds

Middle school students who spend a week on campus attending specially designed classes and being exposed to college life find the experience motivating, a new study shows.

March 31, 2014

Next Generation Blends will Teach to One

"We believe there's been a lack of transformative innovation in K-12," according to Joel Rose, founder of nonprofit New Classrooms. His website proposes, "an alternate credible vision for what's possible in schools."

March 05, 2014

N.Y.C. Mayor Releases Details About His 'Game-Changer' After-School Plan

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to double the number of middle school students in after-school programs over the next year.

December 09, 2013

A Formula for Teaching Controversial Topics

A teacher has developed a formula to debate topics like gun control with her middle school students.

November 27, 2013

38 Elementary and Middle Schools Worth Visiting

Recently we highlighted "35 High Schools Worth Visiting." That led to a request for a similar compilation of inspiring elementary and middle schools. Far from exhaustive, our list includes schools that achieve extraordinary results, create powerful learning experiences, and/or have created innovative technology blends.

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