ERIC Number: ED500854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Middle Start Snapshots: Improving Middle-Grades Schools
Academy for Educational Development
This publication describes the school-improvement process in three schools participating in Middle Start, a comprehensive school-improvement program for schools with middle grades. Middle Start services, grounded in the Middle Start Principles and Practices, are tailored to a school's specific needs. The schools profiled are Bendle Middle School (Burton, MI); Hamburg Junior High School (Hamburg, AR); and Northeast Middle School (Meridian, MS). The "snapshots" describe these schools' achievements, academic initiatives, organizational changes, school/community relations, and partnerships in implementing Middle Start Principles and Practices.
Descriptors: Improvement Programs, Educational Change, Community Relations, Educational Improvement, Middle Schools, Institutional Characteristics, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Academic Achievement, Faculty Development, Teamwork, Instructional Leadership, State Standards
Academy for Educational Development. 1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009-5721. Tel: 202-884-8000; Fax: 202-884-8400; Web site: http://www.aed.org/ToolsandPublications
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Inc., New York, NY.