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Middle Level Education in Maine - Stay Informed



As a member of the Brightfutures4me list-serv you will receive an email every two weeks. Members are middle level educators, parents of young adolescents, and those responsible for middle level education. Every two weeks members receive an email that includes the latest blog post topics. If you are interested in signing up for the ListServ please email Argy Nestor at



The Brightfutures4me blog is a collaborative effort of the Bright Futures Partnership.

The Partnership has representatives from the Maine Department of Education, The Maine Association for Middle Level Education (MAMLE), the New England League of Middle Schools (NELMS), and other veteran middle level educators.

The purpose of the blog is to generate conversations about important issues and challenges that schools with middle level students face every day. Using the lens of the Department's Bright Futures report helps the partnership keep current research and effective practices for young adolescents in the forefront of our conversations.

The blog also serves as a vehicle for disseminating information related to middle level events, professional development opportunities, and celebrations.

The reader will notice several distinct voices within the blog because there will are multiple writers, each with a slightly different perspective on the world of middle level education. It is fair to say that each partner has devoted most of our professional careers to advocating that the education of the young adolescent must be developmentally responsive to their cognitive, social, psychological, and physical needs. The middle grades are different from elementary school and high school. You're invited to join the conversation by visiting the blog and join the conversation.


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Updated 3/5/12 -pb