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What if there was a middle school where students were asked to care about how their mind works? Where students were asked to wonder out loud. Imagine a place where kids are excited to learn. What if this place allowed students to struggle and helped them view perseverance through struggle as an opportunity for growth?

There is such a place! We're excited to share our new video with you that offers a window into how this unique educational opportunity for middle schoolers in Long Beach teaches for deep understanding and makes thinking visible.

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  • Friends

    As the school year comes to an end for my fifth-grader (with only 21 school days left!), I find myself reflecting on my own journey to middle school. My best friend in elementary school lived just two doors down from me. We had the same purple pin-stripped pants. I loved helping myself to the lemon drops her mom kept in a candy dish on the pass-through. And one time, her house caught on fire and I snuck into the backyard with her as she ran inside to save her favorite stuffed animals. She was my BFF. Then my family moved, and I now lived just around the corner from our Junior High. I was disappointed when we discovered our lockers Read More
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