Making the Most of Middle School A Field Guide for Parents and Others by P. Gayle Andrews

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Published by Teachers College Press .

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  • Educational administration,
  • Secondary schools,
  • Secondary,
  • General,
  • Parent Participation,
  • Education,
  • Education / Teaching,
  • Middle school education,
  • School improvement programs,
  • Teenagers,
  • United States

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ContributionsAnthony W. Jackson (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11293804M
ISBN 10080774476X
ISBN 109780807744765

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