Learning in middle school tied to upper elementary years

Disengagement among middle-school students is linked to the lack of focus on the education of 8- to 12-year-olds, according to the author of a book for teachers, called "The Upper Elementary Years." Christine Finnan says that third grade is a crucial time for students, who take on tougher curriculum, and educators should transition their teaching accordingly.

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