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middle school

(in England and Wales) a school for children aged between 8 or 9 and 12 or 13
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The Middle School Matters Institute, a key component of the Bush Institute's Education Reform Initiative in partnership with the University of Texas at Austin's Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk, is designed to translate proven research into practical applications, with a tiered method of supporting charter schools, districts, and non-profit organizations.
In Cambridge, Massachusetts, a district with surprisingly low student performance given the substantial per-pupil resources at its command, the school committee has decided to try to boost student achievement by abandoning its K-8 model in favor of having separate middle schools that serve grades 6 through 8 (though, in an unusual twist, each of the latter will be housed in the same facility as an elementary school).
He has experience in serving in middle schools, as well as in developing the middle school concept," Mr.
However, the issue of how students manage homework has received little attention in homework research literature, especially at the middle school level (Bali, Demo, & Wedman, 1998; Xu, 2004).
Administrators say they'd like to clone Kitajima's class as a model for other middle schools, but there are too few qualified science teachers willing to teach lower grades.
Fortunately, professional organizations that support middle schools, such as the groups listed below, offer a variety of recommended resources on teaching reading in the content areas.
Middle school students go through a variety of changes as they transition from childhood to adolescence.
Option 2: Duchess to become secondary on new site; middle schools to close; Whittingham becomes a primary with satellite at Branton; Felton and Swarland merge at Felton; Seahouses becomes a primary school on the middle school site; all other first schools become primaries.
The purpose of this monograph is to "seek the further implementation of the middle school concept in all middle level schools" and to "advocate for all schools, K-12, implementing appropriate practices emerging from nearly three decades of being shaped and strengthened in the heat of the contemporary American educational blast furnace.
Middle School Matters will dramatically transform our partner middle schools and create an environment where students enter high school ready to do the work.
States and school districts across the country are reevaluating the practice of educating young adolescents in stand-alone middle schools, which typically span grades 6 through 8 or 5 through 8, rather than keeping them in K-8 schools.
About 49 percent of the Valley's elementary schools ranked in the top half, as did 36 percent of middle schools - both up about 3 percentage points from last year.

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