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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.

October 31, 2013

PBS Launches New Video Series to Make Math 'Cool'

PBS Math Club's interactive video series seeks to relate math to students' interests to make it more interesting to a middle school demographic.

October 14, 2013

Clubs in Calif. Middle Schools Help Get Students on College Track

A California program that is designed to help disadvantaged middle school students get on the pathway to college is showing promise and is looking to expand across California.

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