Tag: Common Planning Time

Promoting Young Adolescent Readers

Literacy initiatives have led to a steady increase in fourth grade reading scores since 1999, but according to research, the literacy levels of 13- and 17-year-olds have remained static for almost 40 years. Why do middle school readers continue to struggle? According to a new white paper from Generation Ready, “Adolescent Readers in Middle School,”

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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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