The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform was selected to receive the Investing in Innovation (i3) Grant. AIMS is proud to be part of the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform (The National Forum). In 2009, The National Forum’s application to help transform the nation’s lowest-performing middle schools was selected by the U.S. Department of Education as one of 49 highest rated proposals, out of nearly 1,700 applications.

The August 9, 2010, a press release of The National Forum Executive Director Deborah Kasak stated that, “The Forum was selected in the ‘Development’ category and will expand its innovative model with a consortium of 18 urban and rural schools in three states — North Carolina, California and Illinois. Other partners include the Association of Illinois Middle Level Schools (AIMS), the California League of Middle Schools, the North Carolina Middle School Association, and the Academy for Education Development.”

More information about the AIMS involvement in the (i)3 Grant will be announced in coming months.