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Middle School Sports

By Mike Strzelecki With tightening budgets and greater legislative emphasis on standardized testing, schools have had to rethink their priorities. Extracurricular activities and “non-standard” classes such as art and music are often at risk. Competitive and intramural sports, however, seem to be weathering the financial crunch nicely, an indication of …

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Got Teens? Get Connected

By Melisa Holmes, M.D., and Trish Hutchison, M.D. In today’s high speed, sexually charged, just-do-it culture, what parent wouldn’t want his or her teen to have the best safety net possible? Parents who stay connected with their kids have a crucial advantage, because this “connectedness” has been linked to positive …

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PRAISE for Middle School Boys

PRAISE for Middle School Boys By Joyce Heid “There’s a crisis in our classrooms. In virtually every school district across America, African American children achieve at lower levels, earn lousier test scores, are placed more frequently into special education or remedial and less challenging classes, and are discouraged from striving …

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Betwixt & Between

Understanding Your Middle Schooler By Mike Strzelecki They’re called the “tween” years—those tumultuous, treacherous and confusing middle school years when kids dangle precariously between childhood and adolescence. Girls keep dolls in their bedroom and edgy Avril Lavigne CDs in their boom box. They want to bear their midriff by day, …

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Betwixt & Between

Understanding Your Middle Schooler By Mike Strzelecki They’re called the “tween” years—those tumultuous, treacherous and confusing middle school years when kids dangle precariously between childhood and adolescence. Girls keep dolls in their bedroom and edgy Avril Lavigne CDs in their boom box. They want to bear their midriff by day, …

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