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Four Ways to Celebrate Diversity During Hispanic Heritage Month With Census Bureau Data

Did you know the Hispanic or Latino population was the second-largest racial or ethnic group, comprising 18.7% of the total U.S. population? Or that roughly 13% of all people five years old and over in the U.S. spoke Spanish in 2021? The 2020 Census revealed that the U.S. population had become much more racially and

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Career-Focused Courses: An Authentic Path to Social and Emotional Learning in the Middle Levels

It’s 10:42 a.m. on a Tuesday. A marketing director is meeting with their team to determine the target market for the company’s soon-to-be-launched product: solar-powered backpacks capable of charging mobile devices. You can sense a productive tension among the group. They know getting this right is crucial to the overall success of their brand. But

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Virginia Co-Teaching Team to Receive National Educator of the Year Award

Eight Grade Math Teachers Amber Benson and Ruby Voss selected for top honor from the Association for Middle Level Education For Immediate Release September 26, 2022 Columbus, OH – Amber Benson and Ruby Voss, an 8th grade math co-teaching team at Northside Middle School in Roanoke Virginia, are the recipients of the Association for Middle

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Heinemeyer to Receive Distinguished Service Award for Middle Level Education

For Immediate Release September 21, 2022 Columbus, OH – AMLE is pleased to announce that Gail Heinemeyer, retired middle school principal, AMLE Leadership Institute faculty and Executive Secretary and Director for Professional Development for the Pennsylvania Association for Middle Level Education is the recipient of the AMLE Distinguished Service Award. The award was established to

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4 Ways District Administrators Can Help English-Language Teachers

There are approximately 5 million English learners, or Emergent Multilingual Learners (EMLs), in the United States today. Yet, even in schools where nearly the entire student body speaks a home language other than English, EMLs may feel like a minority—like their needs and unique skill sets have been discounted in favor of native English speakers.

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What do we need to hear from our teachers right now? A conversation with the National Teacher of the Year Finalists

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) recently announced the four exemplary educators from across the country named finalists for the 2022 National Teacher of the Year. Among them are: Autumn Rivera, the 2022 Colorado Teacher of the Year, is a sixth-grade science teacher who encourages students to make a difference now, rather than

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Post-Pandemic Preparation: Reimagining Middle School Partnerships

COVID-19 created unprecedented challenges but also served as a catalyst to rethink important aspects of our schools. One area where I see a big opportunity is to reimage middle school culture. AMLE’s landmark position paper The Successful Middle School: This We Believe highlights the importance of engaging families as valued partners and collaborating with community

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