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Taking Center Stage

A Commitment to Standards-Based Education for California's Middle Grades Students.

The 2001 publication Taking Center Stage is designed to help California's educators successfully implement standards-based education for middle grades students. It provides clear recommendations on how schools can align standards, assessment, accountability, and curriculum to ensure that all students meet grade-level content standards. Elementary and high school publications are also available.

Executive Summary | PDF (Revised 12-Sep-2012)
Major themes in the publication.

Overview of the publication and order form (PDF; Modified 13-Apr-2009) Contact the CDE Press Sales Office directly at 1430 N Street, Suite 3207, Sacramento, CA 95814-5901, phone 800-995-4099, fax 916-323-0823.

Professional Development Opportunities

Contact your county office of education for professional development activities relating to Taking Center Stage.

Questions: Rina DeRose-Swinscoe | RDeRoseSwinscoe@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-0472 
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