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A paper urging Mayor de Blasio and his team to consider insights and recommendations about middle-grades learning in New York City. Moving away from outdated assumptions about adolescence and schooling, this work suggests and expands upon the following:
1. Reframe middle-grades learning as a community responsibility.
2. Focus accountability on student learning and development in and out of school.
3. Strengthen middle-grades schools as centers of youth development.
4. Incentivize innovative designs.
5. Prepare and support a range of adults to foster middle-grades learning in and out of school.
middle-grades, middle school, education, afterschool, education reform
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Partnership for After School Education, Ford Foundation, & Bank Street College of Education (2014). Strengthening NYC Middle-Grades Learning In & Out of School: Five Recommendations to the Mayor. . https://educate.bankstreet.edu/books/21