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Here’s How Schools Can Soften The Blow Of Sixth Grade

NPR – Kat Lonsadorf

“Middle school is tough. Bodies change. Hormones rage. Algebra becomes a reality. But there are things schools can do to make life easier for students — like this big study we wrote about showing that K-8 schools my be better for kids than traditional middle schools. But aside from re-configuring an entire school system, are there other ways to make the sixth-grade experience better? To answer that question, I called up Dru Tomlin, a director at the Association for Middle Level Education — an organization that’s been researching best practices for middle grade students for decades.”(more)

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