A recent review of the state of education in middle school grades points to poor
academic success of students in grades six through eight. Poor and minority youth — those who need to be supported the most — are doing the worst.
Works in Progress: A Report on Middle and High School Improvement Programs discusses key issues facing middle and high schoolers, including violence and bullying, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, parental involvement and more. For each issue, the report describes how the issue impacts student success and illustrates how each challenge has been
addressed in schools and districts. Research-based evidence of how these approaches have worked in schools is reviewed. (PDF file - 124 pages)
Click here to access the report.