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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.

May 17, 2013

U.S. Students Skype to Thailand for Environmental Science Lessons

Students at East Side Middle School in New York City observe and conduct experiments on elephants in Thailand via online video chatting.

May 15, 2013

Asia in Your Classroom

I present a handful of resources that can be utilized by secondary history, physical geography, and visual arts teachers wishing to add more Asian content into the classroom.

February 26, 2013

Physics for Middle Schoolers Promoted by New Colorado Group

If a new nonprofit in Colorado has its way, physics will become a mainstay of middle school science.

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