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Easing the Transition to High School: An Investigation of Reform Practices to Promote Ninth Grade Success

  • Author(s): Legters, Nettie
  • Kerr, Kerri
  • et al.
Creative Commons 'BY' version 3.0 license

This study contributes to the literature on school reform and restructuring by providing much needed information about effective school organizational practices to ease the transition to high school. As educational researchers and practitioners work to find the best ways to organize high schools for the benefit of teachers and students alike, more attention must be given to the unique needs of ninth graders as they transition to a new school environment while also facing the challenges of adolescence.

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