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    • Getting the Community Hooked
      Community education programs improve support for public schools among the 80% of taxpayers with no school-age children.
      By Bob Wittman
    • Big Challenges for a Small City School
      To bring the community together, Logan Middle School offers after-school activities for students and their families.
    • Learning From Experience
      Three educators share the stories that profoundly affected the way they treat students, parents, and teachers.
      By Mark W. Mitchell, Linda Kight Winter, and Mary B. Martin
    • Practical Matters
      Effective Parent Conferences
      By Michael Elmore
    • Teaming - Recommendations in Practice
      A number of schools featured in Breaking Ranks in the Middle highlight effective teaming practices that banish anonymity, limit the number of students with whom teachers have instructional contact, experiment with alternative uses of time, and integrate the curriculum.
    • Balancing Student Privacy and School Safety: A Guide to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act for Elementary and Secondary Schools
      School officials are regularly asked to balance the interests of safety and privacy for individual students. While the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) generally requires schools to ask for written consent before disclosing a student's personally identifiable information to individuals other than his or her parents, it also allows schools to take key steps to maintain school safety. Understanding the law empowers school officials to act decisively and quickly when issues arise.