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July 21, 2015

College Readiness for Underserved Middle School Students Shouldn't Be Forgotten

Many initiatives geared toward college and career readiness focus on a student's early years and high school, but middle school may be the best time to intervene.

July 15, 2015

Middle Schools Look for Ways to Connect Students with College and Careers

Granite Valley Middle School in Monson, Mass., entered into a partnership with four nearby colleges to build connections between the 5-8th grade students and the campuses.

July 15, 2015

A New Blog About College- and Career-Readiness

Education Week launches a new blog, focusing on the forces that shape adolescents' pathways to college and career.

June 04, 2015

Study Abroad for Younger Students: Benefits, Challenges, and Solutions

We are increasingly realizing the benefits of study abroad for K-12 students and developing programs that contain components of language learning, sight seeing, cultural experiences, and interactions with sister schools.

June 02, 2015

Technology Is Vital to Understanding Art

Most U.S. students don't have the opportunity to come into contact with art, because they either don't have access - or more often, they don't feel like they have access. Here are strategies and free resources to help.

May 26, 2015

Why All Study-Abroad Students Should Connect With Classrooms Back Home

How powerful would it be if every undergrad studying abroad committed to sharing their experience with one classroom back home?

May 15, 2015

N.Y.C. Restores After-School Funds, Cuts Millions for Summer Programs

Less than two months after awarding grants for middle school summer programs, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio rescinded the funding, leaving as many as 40,000 students scrambling to find another spot.

May 12, 2015

Building Research Skills Through Global Primary Sources

The Common Core State Standard require students to conduct original research. Here are resources and project ideas to help!

April 29, 2015

Video: Academic Discussions: Analyzing Complex Texts

In this 8th grade classroom, English-language learners engage in academic conversations, practicing "talk moves" like adding onto each others' responses, asking questions, and agreeing with what others say.

April 22, 2015

Scores Drop For Black Students, Rise For Others in Study of Expanded Reading Class

Black students lost ground in reading while their white, Asian, and Latino classmates improved in a district program to prevent them from slipping during the transition from elementary to middle school.

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