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As School Budgeting Season Heats Up Remember the Crucial Middle School Years

As budget season heats up, school board members should make sure they are basing decisions at least partially on current research about what makes schools successful. A recent report out of the Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation at the University of Southern Maine conclusively – and not surprisingly – establishes that “…levels […]