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Voices from the Middle offers articles on research and best practices in middle level reading, writing, speaking, and listening in the visual and language arts. Our mission is to be the cornerstone for the ongoing professional development of language arts educators. (Published September, December, March, and May)

Sara Kajder, University of Georgia

Shelbie Witte, Oklahoma State University


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