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Williamson, Ronald – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2012
Where to locate the 7th and 8th grade is a perennial question. While there are many variations, three approaches are most often used---include them in a 7-12 secondary campus, maintain a separate middle grades campus, or include them as part of a K-8 program. Research says that grade configuration is inconclusive at best and there is no research…
Descriptors: Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Grade 8, Academic Achievement, Educational Environment
Williamson, Ronald – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2010
The growing use of social media by students and adults is impacting schools. A recent Pew study found that 73% of teens use social-networking sites to connect with others. Social media includes blogs, wikis, and podcasts as well as sites such as MySpace, Facebook, and Linkedin. While such sites promote connection with others, their use has created…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Social Networks