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Document Number: 2646

The Middle Level: More Than Treading Water MS Word - Although educators have worked diligently to incorporate the principles of good middle grades education into institutions, many parents are concerned that middle schools have been so focused on the developmental needs of adolescents that they have made academics secondary. For a number of years, these parents have been complaining to principals, school board members and legislators that this is unacceptable. This Kappan article provides a concise overview of the challenges faced by states and parents and describes initiatives taken in several states to enhance middle school education. (Kathy Christie, “Stateline,” Phi Delta Kappan, June 1, 2001. Reprinted with permission.) ...
Author: Kathy Christie
Publication: Phi Delta Kappan

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