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Applications Now Being Accepted for Schools to Watch Program

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Currently, over half of the nation’s middle level students are in states involved in the program, and there are over 160 schools that have been identified as Schools to Watch.

The National Forum for Middle Grades Reform (National Forum) is now accepting applications from interested state middle grade associations, state departments of education, postsecondary institutions, and other collaborating organizations to join its expansion of the state-level Schools to Watch (STW) program. The STW initiative, launched in 1999 by the National Forum, is dedicated to improving schools for young adolescents across the country.

Successful applicants will receive training and technical assistance from the National Forum and use this training to identify middle grade schools that are leaders in providing an academically excellent, developmentally responsive, and socially equitable education for young adolescents. Currently, over half of the nation’s middle level students are in states involved in the program, and there are over 160 schools that have been identified as Schools to Watch.

Teams from interested states must submit applications by December 5, 2008. The National Forum will select up to five state teams with which to work in the implementation of a STW state program.

To download an application or receive more information about the program, visit http://www.mgforum.org/.

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