THE EXEMPLARY MIDDLE SCHOOL has been the standard in the field of middle school education for two decades. Its comprehensive coverage remains unparalleled, and the authors have included a multitude of rich, real-world illustrations of exemplary middle school practice. This Third Edition is also the most scholarly resource on middle school education on the market, with an impressive research base.
Paul George is a well-respected scholar and one of the nation's leading authorities on middle schools. As a researcher, consultant, and teacher, he has, for many years, been actively involved in the search for effective middle school solutions. Mr. Alexander's career and education have centered around health communication and public health, particularly women's health. In his current position as editorial associate at Ipas, an international nonprofit organization dealing with women's reproductive health, he writes, edits, and publishes materials designed to improve women's sexual and reproductive rights and to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality around the world. Before working at Ipas, Mr. Alexander worked for MEASURE Evaluation, a global organization that helps USAID-funded countries to improve their systems to confront disease, population issues, and poverty. He also has worked for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, the Embassy of Kazakhstan, and the American Social Health Association. Additionally, he has done freelance reporting and writing for several newspapers and magazines. Mr. Alexander received his baccalaureate degree in English from St. Mary's College of Maryland and his master's degree in medical journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.