Navigating the Middle Years: Lessons from Educational Research and Practice to Facilitate School Transitions among Youth

Early adolescence is a time of increasing risk for school failure and unsafe behavior. Research shows that access to particular school contexts and programs increases the likelihood that youth will navigate their early adolescence successfully. How can schools help diverse students navigate these potentially precarious years? How can research inform policy and practice to make a difference in the lives of more youth in our increasingly diverse schools?

Part 2 in our Educational Policy Breakfast Series: Educational Transitions from Childhood to Adulthood: Research and Policy Initiatives