The Middle School years are a hormone-fueled, socially-charged, technology-obsessed time of life. Now, new brain research and emerging technology trends are combining to encourage educators to re-think how to best engage eleven to fourteen year-olds in learning, and and prepare them for life in a complex world. Join Kojo for a conversation about how and why reforming middle school is becoming a priority in our region and around the country.


  • Margaret Walsh Executive Director, Secondary Programs, Alexandria City Public Schools
  • Vicky Lake-Parcan Principal, Silver Spring International Middle School
  • Gayle Andrews Associate Professor, Middle Grades Education Program, University of Georgia; President-elect, National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform; co-author, Turning Points 2000: Educating Adolescents in the Twenty-first Century

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