As expectations for a more highly educated American citizenry rise, what happens in the middle grades matters more now than ever. This article discusses how middle grades are the last, best chance to identify students at risk of academic failure and get them back on track in time to succeed in high school. Moreover, success in key subjects in the middle grades is a prerequisite to being able to enter high school academically prepared for a college- and career-ready path. Follow the link to read this article.
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