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Manuscript deadline
15 July 2021

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Middle School Journal

Special Issue Editor(s)

Ellis Hurd, Illinois State University
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Lisa Harrison, Ohio University
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Kathleen Brinegar, Northern Vermont University
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The Successful Middle School in Action

Since it was first published in 1982, This We Believe has grown from a single document into a comprehensive program that educators, schools, and districts can adopt to help ensure student success. With the publication of the newest edition, The Successful Middle School: This We Believe, Middle School Journal (MSJ) would like to highlight research that demonstrates how educators operationalize the essential attributes outlined in this edition.

The 18 characteristics presented in The Successful Middle School: This We Believe are divided into three categories. We welcome manuscripts for this special issue that feature research on innovative practices centering multiple characteristics related to any of the three categories:

Culture & Community
Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Leadership & Organization

For a list of the essential attributes and characteristics see the following:


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Submission Instructions

If you are submitting a manuscript for a themed issue, please specify the theme in your cover letter. Address inquiries to Editors Kathleen Brinegar, Lisa Harrison, and Ellis Hurd at [email protected].

The Middle School Journal’s submission guidelines help guide authors in manuscript preparation and can be accessed using the following link:


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