At a Department of Education policy briefing , “Putting Middle Grades Students on the Graduation Path” , Dr. Robert Balfanz, a Research Professor from Johns Hopkins University, described in detail and urged the audience to understand that the middle grades are the one place where educators “really have a chance to reform outcomes”. He noted the middle grades may be the most important years in a child’s education, the “most fertile years”.
The Office of TRIO programs' ETS identifies with this belief.
Our Education and Curriculum Specialists work with eligible students from five middle schools in the Lincoln community - Culler, Dawes, Lefler, Mickle, and Park - with the goal of helping them continue to high school and beyond.
You can learn more about ETS and the eligibility criteria from the main menu. If you have any questions, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 402-472-8989. We have listed our staff contacts for the middle schools we cater to answer any questions you may have: