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Early Warning System Middle Grades Tool - The National High School Center's Early Warning System (EWS) Middle Grades Tool enables schools and districts to identify students who may be at risk for academic failure and to monitor these students’ responses to interventions. (National High School Center)...

Eyes to the Future – Middle School Girls Envisioning Science and Technology in High School and Beyond - Begun in 1977 and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Eyes to the Future intervenes with middle school girls of all abilities to provide role models who have pursued science and technology in high school and beyond. This multi-age mentoring program uses the Web to link middle school girls with high school girls in their school districts who have stayed interested in science and technology, and with women who use science and technology in their careers. This site provides information on mentoring and electronic communication, science activities, creating online magazines and access to related publications....

MiddleWeb.com - This site is all about the middle grades with a sharp focus on teaching & learning in grades 4-8. It provides resources for teachers, school leaders, parents and others interested in the success of young adolescents. ...

National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform - This site highlights the initiatives of the The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform, an alliance of over 60 educators, researchers, national associations, and officers of professional organizations and foundations committed to promoting the academic performance and healthy development of young adolescents. To accomplish its goal of improved academic and developmental outcomes for all students in the middle grades, the Forum identifies and disseminates best practices, articulates and promotes effective policies, recognizes and develops enlightened leadership, and informs and engages the public....

National Middle Schools Association (NMSA) - This site is the home of the only national education association dedicated exclusively to those in the middle grades. With more than 30,000 members representing principals, teachers, central office personnel, professors, college students, parents, community leaders, and educational consultants across the United States, Canada, and 46 other countries, AMLE welcomes and provides support to anyone interested in the health and education of young adolescents....

Southern Regional Education Board’s (SREB): Making Middle Grades Work (MMGW) - This SREB initiative is designed to help states, districts and schools look at what they expect, what they teach and how they teach in preparing young adolescents for success in further education. The site includes numerous publications, outstanding practices, state examples and information related to the initiative....

GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) - Enacted in 1998, GEAR UP is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and funds partnerships of high-poverty middle schools, colleges and universities, community organizations and businesses to work with entire grade levels of students. The partnerships provide tutoring, mentoring, information on college preparation and financial aid, an emphasis on core academic preparation and, in some cases, scholarships. This Web site provides general information and progress reports about GEAR UP programs....


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