Ideas In Action with Jim Glassman
Education Special Part 1: Middle SchoolsSeries Website »
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Guests: Robert Balfanz, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Johns Hopkins University School of Education; Wendy Puriefoy, President, Public Education Network; Michael Yudin, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education. A look at what can be done at the middle school level to keep students in school through high school and beyond. Studies show that the middle school years are critical to high school success. This program will profile middle school leaders, teachers, students and programs that have helped turned troubled middle schools into models of success.