The Answer Sheet: Middle School


Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 09/26/2011

How to fix the mess we call middle school

Elementary schools and high schools are tough enough to run, but middle schools are a problem unto themselves. Nobody quite knows what to do with students who are of age to be in what we call middle school. Here’s a suggestion.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:11 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Middle School

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 09/02/2009

Turn Middle School Into ‘Boot Camp for Life'

As a longtime education reporter I have visited many middle and junior high schools--and I often wonder if we are subjecting the kids trapped inside to cruel and unusual punishment. The developmental profile of these students--from age 11 to 14--is...

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:24 AM ET, 09/02/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Middle School | Tags:  adolescents, community service, developmental issues, middle school