SEDL Letter, Volume XX, Number 1 (April 2008): Making the Most of Middle School
Authors: Debbie Ritenour (editor), Geoffrey Alan, Leslie Blair, J. Michael Hall, Wendy Jones
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In this issue of SEDL Letter, we tackle some of the issues middle school educators face. We discuss the lack of national policy addressing these years. We learn from a former middle school principal how families can help their middle school students. We look at the research that shows how our middle schoolers are falling behind in math compared to their peers in other nations—and what we can do about it. We debate whether we should revamp middle schools and go back to the K–8 system. Finally, we discuss how afterschool programs can attract and retain this hard-to-reach audience.