Middle Grades Review

Middle Grades Review provides a provocative forum for debate within the field of middle grades education. Inviting a critical perspective, the Review is a peer-reviewed, multi-media venue for scholars and practitioners who wish to broaden the discourse of middle grades education by challenging conventional wisdom. The Review seeks pieces that explore three themes: Democratic Education, Innovation, and Social Justice, in relation to middle grades education and early adolescence.

Current Issue: Partnering for the Common Good Volume 3, Issue 1 (2017)



Partnering for the Common Good: Editorial Remarks
James F. Nagle, Saint Michael's College and Penny A. Bishop, University of Vermont



Enacting a Mission for Change: A University Partnership for Young Adolescents
Penny B. Howell, University of Louisville; Abigail Deweese, Westport Middle School; Alice Gnau, Westport Middle School; Laura Peavley, Westport Middle School; and Caroline Sheffield, University of Louisville


Mitigating First Year Burnout: How Reimagined Partnerships Could Support Urban Middle Level Teachers
Stephanie Behm Cross, Georgia State University and Clarice Thomas, Georgia State University



“You Want Me To Do What?” The Benefits of Co-teaching in the Middle Level
Ellis Hurd, Illinois State University and Gary Weilbacher, Illinois State University

Practitioner Perspective


Taking it to the Streets: Teaching Methods and Curriculum Courses On-Site with Partner Schools
Amanda Wall, Georgia Southern University and Christine Draper, Georgia Southern University