Advocacy Tools to Use
As a leading advocate for young adolescents and middle level education the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE), formerly National Middle School Association, develops tools you can use to champion middle grades education and successful schools for young adolescents. Take advantage of these resources to communicate critical messages about the education, health, and well-being of young adolescents.
Exploring Essential Components: Physical Activity, Nutrition, and the Young Adolescent
Data on the obesity and overweight trend in the United States and resources to assist schools and communities to develop health and nutrition policies.
Fundamentals for Student Success in the Middle Grades
An overview of the characteristics of young adolescents, national recommendations for their education, and current research on middle level education.
Middle Grades Education: Fundamentals and Research
A collection of presentations, with presenter notes, about general middle grades education topics.
- History of middle grades education
- Research supporting middle grades education
- Characteristics of young adolescents
- Characteristics of effective middle grades teachers and administrators
- Preparation and licensure for middle grades educators
- School reform models