National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform

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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.


In order to prepare students to be lifelong learners ready for college, career, and citizenship, the National Forum seeks to make every middle grades school academically excellent, responsive to the developmental needs and interests of young adolescents, and socially equitable.

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


Contributing Membership Description: 

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.


Advocating Membership Description: 

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.

Institutional Membership

Institutional Membership in the forum is a whole-school designation available to individual schools that believe in and support the mission and vision of the National Forum and that include one or more of grades 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 

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