Middle-Level Education Month is celebrated in March every year. A group of organizations came together to declare the annual holiday. They include the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NA.S.S.P.), the Association for Middle-Level Education, the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform, and the National Association of Elementary Principals. This month-long holiday intends to shine a light on young adolescents who are in a crucial stage of their academic years and psychological development. During Middle-Level Education Month, Middle-level educators and administrators in the U.S. seek to continually encourage the public to be more active in supporting middle-level education.
History of Middle Level Education Month
The Association for Middle-Level Education, the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform, the National Association of Elementary Principals, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (N.A.S.S.P.), founded Middle-Level Education Month. The event has been celebrated on Facebook and Twitter since 2016.
In 2019, a member of the United States Congress, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, celebrated Public Schools Week by submitting a resolution in the House of Representatives to recognize March as National Middle-Level Education Month. In the same year, he introduced the Success in the Middle Act to Increase Funding for Middle-Grade Education. The resolution identifies the essential role that middle-level education plays in the formative years of adolescents and praises middle-level educators and administrators for their efforts. Rep. Grijalva released a video statement to discuss his devotion to supporting public schools.
In 2021, Raúl M. Grijalva reintroduced the Success in the Middle Act alongside a resolution establishing March as Middle-Level Education Month. The bill provides targeted grants to States and districts to create comprehensive school-wide action plans, develop rigorous curriculum, provide professional development for school personnel, and implement evidence-based student supports for middle-grade students.
N.A.S.S.P. announced that it was pleased to work with Congressman Grijalva once again on the reintroduction of Success in the Middle Act and showed it is well in support of the bill to make Middle-level education a national holiday.
Middle Level Education Month timeline
People on Facebook and Twitter celebrate Middle-Level Education Month.
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva introduces the Success in the Middle Act to increase funding for middle-level education.
Grijalva introduces a resolution to declare Middle-Level Education Month a national holiday.
Grijalva reintroduces the bill to designate March as Middle-Level Education Month.
Middle Level Education Month FAQs
What is the most important grade in middle school?
The most vital year for grades is the third year, or junior year because these grades give the best picture of a student’s abilities to colleges.
What is the highest G.P.A. in middle school?
The highest G.P.A. you can earn is 4.0, which indicates an A average in all of your classes.
Does the middle school have recess?
Middle school rarely has recesses.
How to Observe Middle Level Education Month
Give A.M.L.E a shoutout on social media
Association for Middle-Level Education (A.M.L.E.) is the only international organization for middle school educators. Show you appreciate their efforts by giving them a shoutout on Twitter with their official Twitter handle @AMLE.
Join in advocating
You can volunteer on A.M.L.E. and join the movement advocating for middle-level education. Do your best to educate friends and family about the event.
Celebrate the month on your social media pages and let friends online know you are also observing the holiday. Do not forget to use the hashtag #MLEM on your posts!
5 Interesting Facts About Schools
More females are middle school educators
Female teachers account for more than eight out of 10 teachers in middle school.
The world's oldest school
Established in 194 A.D., the Shishi High School in China is considered the world's oldest school.
France has the shortest school year
France has the shortest school year, hovering below 36 weeks, compared to other countries that go over 40 weeks.
A giant white cat school
A school in Germany was built to look like a giant white cat.
Kids in Finland
Kids in Finland do not go to school until the age of seven.
Why Middle Level Education Month is Important
It creates a positive environment
The middle-level school creates a positive environment for adolescents to develop socially, emotionally, psychologically, and academically. These children are on a journey to discover their identities as individuals and need all the support they can get.
It provides guidance
When it comes to dealing with young adults, communication is the key. Middle school educators, parents, and guardians get to provide them with proper orientation and guidance, ensuring all students will be college and career ready.
It facilitates funding for public schools
By raising our voices in unison and asking for more support for public schools, we get the government to consider increasing public school allocations. And more children are sure to benefit.
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