Published in SEDL Letter Volume XX, Number 1, April 2008, Making the Most of Middle School
SEDL Letter, Volume XX, Number 1, April 2008
Making the Most of Middle School

Wesley A. Hoover, PhD President and CEO
Christine A. Moses, MA Director, Communications
Debbie Ritenour, MA Editor
Leslie Asher Blair, MA Contributing Editor
Nancy Reynolds, MLS Librarian

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