Lessons from the A-Team

Not long ago, I was fortunate to spend some time with a group of very dedicated middle grades educators at the New England League of Middle Schools (NELMS) Summer Educators Institute. As the week progressed, we had many discussions about what is best for middle grades students. We spent time discussing the importance of Middle

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Speaking a Common Language Across the Curriculum

State standardized test scores at Cedarbrook Middle School in the Cheltenham (Pennsylvania) School District had been stagnant for several years and the achievement gap within our school dismayed and disheartened all of us. The teachers and students in the school worked hard every day, yet the results did not reflect their efforts. In the 2007–2008

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