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December 05, 2014

Focus on Middle Grades Seen as Pivotal to High School and College Readiness

A United Way grant program piloted middle grade supports and interventions with community-school partnerships in 13 cities.

December 03, 2014

Education Activist, Philanthropist Gerard 'Gerry' Leeds Dies at 92

Mr. Leeds and his wife founded the Alliance for Excellent Education and Institute for Student Achievement, advocacy groups with the goal of shining a spotlight on the nation's at-risk secondary students.

November 09, 2014

Physical Education Can Promote Global Competence

Recent advances to the studies of neuroscience have shown that the brain functions better through the use of exercise and play. Therefore, physical education is a great way to introduce global learning concepts by using movement and games.

November 04, 2014

Middle School Classrooms Innovate to Put Students on Path to Deeper Learning

Two articles in the Association of Middle Level Education Magazine examine ways teachers can connect with students through quick lessons and lead them in discussions to develop critical thinking.

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.

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