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Remaking Middle School

Remaking Middle School

Let's re-envision and remake the middle school years as positive and transformative educational experiences for all young adults.

“As we increasingly understand the critical role this season of development is for young people, we can no longer be satisfied with the current state of middle school.”

– Nancy Deutsch, Professor


Remake Middle School Ignite A Movement

Working Paper Series

The Remaking Middle School Working Papers Series was commissioned to synthesize existing knowledge and evidence on dimensions relevant to the task of optimizing young adolescent learning. Each of the four working papers features a two-page brief summarizing the research.

Join Us

Reimagining middle school requires a collective effort—from those in the school building to those in the state legislature. Contact us or sign up for Remaking Middle School updates to learn how you can help transform education for adolescents across the country.

The Summit

To spark the conversation, the Remaking Middle School Summit on February 12-13, 2019 aimed to rally a broad coalition of stakeholders nationally around a new vision and action agenda for young adolescents in the middle grades. participants began to generate solutions and build a national vision to transform the middle grades.

Making an impact on adolescents

25 %

of students say a teacher or school counselor has had an indelible impact on their success.

About Youth-Nex

Youth-Nex, The UVA Center to Promote Effective Youth Development, is a trans-disciplinary center that aims to expand and apply the science of positive youth development to address fundamental challenges facing societies around the world.