With so many middle schools performing poorly, the movement for K-8 schools is gaining momentum in Boston and nationwide. But some education reformers think combining the middle grades with high school, rather than elementary school, is a better formula.
"MIDDLE SCHOOLS ARE the great disaster of the education system," says Robert Gaudet, senior policy analyst at the Donahue Institute at the University of Massachusetts. As education leaders in Boston and other urban districts struggle to raise achievement levels and keep students and families connected to schools, many are coming to the same conclusion as Gaudet, who has studied school ... (Full article: 2245 words)
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