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Taking Center Stage—Act II (TCSII): Ensuring Success and Closing the Achievement Gap for All of California’s Middle Grades Students is a Web portal that was developed by the Middle Grades Improvement Office and launched in February 2008. TCSII promotes, illustrates, and supports the concepts embedded in the California Department of Education’s (CDE) 12 Recommendations for Middle Grades Success. Created specifically for middle grades educators, the Web portal is a dynamic, interactive resource that delivers developmentally responsive and research-based practices through videos, professional learning activities, and best practice vignettes focused on the young adolescent. Brain research and adolescent development-related information are also featured. Members of the California Middle Grades Alliance partnered with the CDE to produce the 12 Recommendations and assisted in the development of the Web portal.