The National Middle School Association

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The National Middle School Association (NMSA) is now known as the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE). It has been a “voice for those committed to the educational and developmental needs of young adolescents” since 1973. This organization is the only national education association specifically committed to those in the middle level grades. There are over 30,000 members including principals, teachers, central office personnel, professors, college students, parents, community leaders, and educational consultants. The AMLE is recognized across the United States, Canada, and 46 other countries. In addition, AMLE has a network of “58 affiliate organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia that strengthen outreach to the regional, state, provincial, and local levels.” The Association for Middle Level Education’s mission is dedicated to improving the educational experiences of all students ages 10 to 15 by providing vision, knowledge, and resources to educators and leaders. (National Association of State Boards of Education, n.d., paragraph 1).
AMLE offers a plethora of resources, conferences, and video conferences including the Annual Conference for Middle Level Education, Institute for Middle Level Leadership, Energize Your Middle Level Leadership Workshop, and Success in the Middle Grades Workshop. The organization provides a calendar of events so members are aware of upcoming events. In addition, the Association for Middle Level Education conducts…
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