Year started: 1973
Audience(s): Middle grades teachers, principals, counselors, college students, teacher educators, and central office staff
Who Started It: N/A
# Members: 30,000
The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE), formerly National Middle School Association, has been a voice for those committed to the educational and developmental needs of middle grades students, those aged 10 through 15.
With more than 30,000 members including principals, teachers, central office personnel, professors, college students, parents, community leaders, and educational consultants across the United States, Canada, and 46 other countries, AMLE welcomes and provides support to anyone interested in the health and education of young adolescents. In addition, AMLE has a network of 58 affiliate organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia that strengthens our outreach to the regional, state, provincial, and local levels.
Through the release of our landmark position paper, This We Believe, AMLE has been a key resource to middle grades educators looking to develop more effective schools. Our message is for schools to be academically excellent, developmentally responsive, and socially equitable for every young adolescent.
In addition to This We Believe, AMLE provides professional development, journals, books, research, and other valuable information to assist educators on an ongoing basis. Our annual conference, attracting nearly 8,000 attendees, is one of the largest professional development events in education today. We publish the highly acclaimed Middle School Journal and Middle Ground magazine to support members throughout the year, and host the online community, MiddleTalk.
Added on Jul 30, 2012