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Middle School Students

This is What a School Lock Down Feels Like

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 07.07.2015 | Education
Jennifer Wolfe

Sadly, this wasn't the first lock down I've experienced in 25 years of teaching, but this one felt different. It was no drill, that was for sure. The principal's voice over the intercom was clear and firm, but I knew something was terribly wrong.

What Were You Doing When You Were In Middle School?

Allie Smith | Posted 05.01.2015 | Parents
Allie Smith

Mrs. Corcoran told me that at least three of the peers want to be special education teachers, another four have expressed interest in occupational, speech or physical therapy. And another student wants to be pediatric neurologist, focusing on autism.

Saying Yes!: 5 Pieces of Career Advice for Middle School Students

Julie Kantor | Posted 06.21.2015 | Education
Julie Kantor

Last Thursday was Career Stars in the Media Center at Westland Middle School in Montgomery County. Spending so much time in corporate America, I was a tad nervous and wanted to do an especially good job as my daughter was in the audience.

Empowering Teens to End Dating Violence

Debra Houry, MD, MPH | Posted 05.02.2015 | Impact
Debra Houry, MD, MPH

As an emergency physician and a mother of a 6-year-old daughter, I recognize how essential it is to talk about the need for healthy relationships early and to model them at home.

You Can Sit With Us: Teens Make Sure No One Has to Eat Alone

David Kudler | Posted 04.19.2015 | Education
David Kudler

When Regina George's gang turn on her in Mean Girls and say, "You can't sit with us," it's comedy. When it happens to a real teen, it's a tragedy -- and not just for that kid.

By Any Dreams Necessary, Malcolm X and the Problem of High Stakes Testing

Yohuru Williams | Posted 04.12.2015 | Black Voices
Yohuru Williams

Malcolm X faced the kind of racial determinism that many students of color have become accustomed to today. Proponents of high stakes testing resurrect such determinism, presumably without the racial overtones, by reducing students, their hopes and dreams for the future, to test scores.

Older Students Are Less Likely To Think They'll Get A Good Job

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business

Older students are less confident than younger students that they will land a good job upon graduating, says a Gallup poll released Tuesday. The G...

These Kids Thought Their School Lacked A Place Of Discovery. So They're Building One

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 04.30.2014 | Good News

The students of REALM charter school in Berkeley, Calif., are putting their creativity to the test. In the past, the eighth-graders have had the op...

AMAZING: Student Walks After 10 Years In A Wheelchair

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.11.2013 | Teen

Thirteen-year-old Tyler Bain stole the show last Tuesday at Pine Tree Junior High's final home game when he did something amazing. He walked. T...

What Were You Like In Middle School?

Posted 09.27.2012 | Teen

"The Trending 20" is a regular series where we round up interesting, informative and hilarious tweets from worldwide Twitter trending topics, fueled b...

High School Dropout Potential Could Be Determined In Middle School

Posted 07.18.2012 | Education

A report by PBS's Frontline examines the work of Johns Hopkins researcher Dr. Robert Balfanz, who suggests there is a key period in middle school that...

Middle School Student Uses Birthday Money To Found Charity

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 07.11.2012 | Education

Until now, Kansas middle school student Mary Krieger had an undercover, heroic identity. She was the anonymous creator of Kindness Counts, a program t...

Failing Students At Rhode Island Middle School Allowed to Graduate

Posted 06.13.2012 | Education

Dozens of eighth graders at Rhode Island’s Calcutt Middle School who failed two to three of their core classes of math, science, English and social ...

What Is It Like to Be a Teenager Today?

Quora | Posted 07.14.2012 | Education
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By James Wang, Quora user I am 18. Let me tell you what life is like. It's awesome and I love it....

Iowa Newspaper Makes Rare Move, Devotes Front Page To 'Our Opinion' Against Bullying

AP | TIMBERLY ROSS | Posted 04.23.2012 | Education

-- In a rare and forceful act of advocacy, an Iowa newspaper devoted the entire front page of its Sunday edition to an anti-bullying editorial after ...

Four Students, Under 10-Years-Old, Arrested At A Baltimore Elementary School

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.02.2012 | Education

Three 9-year-old girls and an 8-year-old boy were handcuffed and arrested at Morrell Park Elementary School in Baltimore, Md., after allegedly being i...

1 in 6 U.S. Students Age 12 Are Victims Of Dating Violence

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2012 | Education

By Cynthia Johnston March 29 (Reuters) - U.S. middle School students age 12 have experienced alarming rates of physical violence at th...

Raccoons Invade School, Pee On Student

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.15.2012 | Education

Wild raccoons have invaded the Woodlands Middle School in Lake Worth, Fla., and parents are reaching out to WPEC-TV to break the school's silence,. ...

Parents Unsettled After Cross Dresser Substitute Teaches

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.30.2011 | Education

After a male substitute teacher taught a 6th grade humanities class in women's clothing, some parents are concerned about how to explain it to their k...

What We Don't Know About Our Students -- And Why We Don't Know It

Alfie Kohn | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education
Alfie Kohn

When the priorities of adults and kids diverge, we simply assume that ours ought to displace theirs. That's a shame in its own right, and it also prevents us from being the best teachers we can be.