National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform

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The National Forum Membership is open to individuals and individuals approved by an organization.  Two membership levels are offered with benefits, responsibilities and annual dues for each level.


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 National Forum Meetings:
  February 5-10, 2018 - San Antonio, TX
  (specific group meetings on certain days)

  14th Annual Schools to Watch       Conference:
  June 27-30, 2018 - Arlington, VA

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is there a membership committee for the National Forum?

A: Yes, great question. Currently the committee is composed of 7 members. The committee has 2 Co-Chairs, our Executive Director, our President, and other forum members.

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Q; What work does the membership committee take part in as they make decisions and recommendations?

A: Glad you asked! The committee meets virtually and face-to-face. There are also several phone conferences. We discuss and work on various topics ranging from membership and applications to recommendations and implementation of multiple practices. The committee reports back to the National Forum Board.

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 Q: What is the mission of the Forum?

A: The mission of the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform is to unite key stakeholders to speak with a common voice to leverage research, policy, leadership, and replicable practices to drive middle grades reform.

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Q: Are there different membership levels and benefits?

A: Yes, good point for clarification! National Forum Membership is open to individuals and individuals approved by an organization. Two membership levels are offered with benefits, responsibilities and annual dues for each level. Options include a contributing member and an advocating member. Both types of members have varying benefits and responsibilities.

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Q: What is a contributing member?

A: Contributing Members are active in carrying out the work of the Forum through roles such as Board members, State Schools to Watch Directors, Forum Committee Chair, Grant and Research team leaders, contributors of documents/articles for Forum website or publications, and/or planners of special events on behalf of the Forum. 

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Q: What is an advocating member?

A: Advocating Members are knowledgeable of the work of the Forum and wish to advance, promote and strengthen the work of the Forum at the school, local, and state levels in a supporting role. 

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Q: How can I locate a membership application?

A: You can utilize the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/DHAn5ROxuQADvwUh2

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Q: Is this FAQ updated periodically?

A: YES! The FAQ’s are updated regularly, and as needed. We hope you will continue to check the FAQ and our website in general.

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Q: Who can I contact if I have additional questions or seek clarification?

A: Feel free to contact our Executive Director, Ericka Uskali. Her email address is: erickauskali@middlegradesforum.org

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