Document Number: 2632South Carolina Middle Grades Task Force - In August 1999, Governor Jim Hodges created the South Carolina Middle Grades Task Force to address various issues facing middle schools. The task force was charged with recommending ways to enhance the preservice and continuing preparation of middle school teachers, to strengthen the cadre of middle school principals, and to achieve academic rigor in middle grade schools and promote academic success. The task force’s preliminary report is available online. (South Carolina State Department of Education, 2000)...
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