New Maker Lab Opens in a Middle School

Whenever a new maker lab opens in a middle school, students have new opportunities for experimentation and creativity.  This year thanks to an $80,000 donation from Rotary of Sonoma Valley, Altimira Middle School opened up a new maker lab this year. Students learn new...

Starting School a Day Early

Incoming sixth graders are finding that starting school a day early has helped the transition to middle school for the 200 incoming students at Central Middle School in Muscatine, Iowa. The incoming class is the largest in recent memory, according to Principal Terry...

Focus on Reading Proficiency is Gaining Momentum

A focus on reading proficiency is gaining momentum as scores are slipping among students in early grades due to poverty and other social reasons. In Schenectady, New York, the challenge is particularly acute. Students enter kindergarten with reading skills far below...