ERIC Number: ED389771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: 0
What Every Middle School Parent Should Know. An Overview of Middle Schools in the Long Beach Unified School District.
Children Now, Oakland, CA.; Long Beach Unified School District, CA.
This parent guide addresses common parent concerns about middle schools, focusing on the Long Beach (California) Unified School District. It provides a quick reference to different aspects of the child's middle school education and encourages parent involvement. Sections describe how parents can make a difference for the child in the home and in the school and how middle schools in the district are changing to help students achieve. The guide presents answers to commonly asked questions about school environments, achievement, and school safety and gives facts about Long Beach middle schools. Each of the 21 middle schools in the district, which accommodates 17,600 students, is different, but all are united in their commitment to the developmental needs of young adolescents. Some schools have added new courses and others have shifted to innovative teaching methods, including emphasis on cooperative education. The school district will continue to work until achievement scores and skill levels are much higher. (Contains 5 figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Cooperative Education, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, School Districts, School Safety, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Children Now, Oakland, CA.; Long Beach Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: Long Beach Unified School District CA; Reform Efforts