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Shaping the Future Articles

The following articles were discussed in sub groups of the Shaping the Future Committee.  All committee members had access to all articles for reference.

Grade Configuration Socioeconomic Integration Transitions
Figuring and Reconfiguring Grade Spans Boosting Achievement by Pursuing Diversity School Transitions
Sixth Grade A Year of Physical and Emotional Passage From All Walks of Life- School Integration Supporting Students in Their Transition to Middle School
What the Research Says. . . Grade Reconfigurations The American Dream - Slipping Away Transition from Elementary to Middle School
Where Does Sixth Grade Belong The Widening Income Achievement Gap The Middle School Plunge

Other Articles:

Not Your Father's Suburb

LO United Schools - Will 6th Graders be OK in the middle school setting

EL - Mayhem in the Middle - Why We Should Shift to K-8