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Commonwealth of Massachusetts Middle Level Educators
Roseanne Kurposka/Michael O'Rouke

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Middle Level Educators (COMMLE) is the Massachusetts state-wide middle level organization devoted to supporting middle level education. An affiliate of the National Middle School Association (NMSA) and the New England League of Middle Schools (NELMS), COMMLE advocates for middle level education by sponsoring professional development activites and lobbying for policies and legislation that support the goals of Turning Points 2000.

Connecticut Association of Schools
Ms. Donna Schilke
Connecticut Association of Schools
30 Realty Drive
Cheshire, CT 06410
(203) 250-1111
Fax (203) 250-1345

The Connecticut Association of Schools represents over 1,000 member public and private elementary, middle and high schools in Connecticut. CAS provides:

  • professional development for principals and teachers
  • training programs for student leaders
  • recognition programs for scholars and student artists
  • teacher, school and administrator of the year recognition
  • publications including the monthly "Bulletin," the middle school journal "Impact," and timely monographs and position papers CAS also works closely with other state, regional and national associations to provide leadership for and promote the welfare of Connecticut schools and their students
  • Breaking Ranks in the Middle training
  • Internships for UCONN Principal Preparation program

Maine Association for Middle Level Education

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The Bright Futures report is about the current state of middle level education in Maine. A purpose of the Birght Futures report is to make recommendations to the Maine Department of Education about improvements for educating Maine's 10 to 15 year olds.

The Bright Futures report can be found at

Information about Bright Futures webinars - click here acrobat logo

Read the Bright Futures update letter (3/3/10) acrobat logo
Dr. Wallace Alexander, Executive Director
Thomas College
180 West River Road
Waterville, ME 04901-5097
(207) 859-1111
fax (207) 859-1114

MAMLE, Maine Association for Middle Level Education, is the professional association of teachers, administrators, and parents who have joined together to support the development of quality programs which serve the needs of young adolescents. MAMLE exists to promote a better understanding of middle grades education in our state. It is a source of ideas, information, and support.

The New Hampshire Association for Middle Level Education
Chris Pollett, President
web site:

NHAMLE (The New Hampshire Association of Middle Level Education) is a non profit organization offering a variety of services to middle level educators in the Granite State. Recent focus has been on building relations with state policy makers and the NH Department of Education to ensure a powerful voice for middle level educators and students on state education matters. Other activities include the popular fall TriState and Annual Conferences, the spring Scholar Leader Awards dinners and various regional networking meetings. NHAMLE partners and collaborates with the New England League of Middle Schools on many activities and events.

Rhode Island Middle Level Educators
Patricia Marcotte
Executive Director
Rhode Island Middle Level Educators
P.O. Box 15128
Riverside, RI 02915


Vermont Association for Middle Level Education
Sue M. Gee
Executive Director
2 Prospect Street, Suite 3
Montpelier, VT 05602

The Vermont Association for Middle Level Education (VAMLE) is an affiliate of the National Middle School Association (NMSA) and works in cooperation with the New England League of Middle Schools, also an affiliate of NMSA. The purpose of VAMLE is to support, encourage, and inspire middle level educators to develop programs and practices designed specifically around the needs of early adolescents, with the focus on learning for every student and a strong student voice.


Connecticut State Department of Education
Maine Department of Education
Massachusetts Department of Education
New Hampshire Department of Education
Rhode Island Department of Education
Vermont Department of Education


Association for Middle Level Education
4151 Executive Parkway, Suite 300
Westerville, Ohio 43081
(614) 895-4730
Fax (614) 895-4750

Association for Middle Level Education which is located in Columbus, Ohio is the only national/international association dedicated to middle level education. NMSA has over 30,000 members and 57 affiliate organizations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. Each year NMSA holds an annual conference that draws over 9,000 middle level educators.


Affordable Colleges Online-Maine

Affordable Colleges Online, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools for current and future college students and their families, recently published research on all the Not-For-Profit universities and colleges in Maine that offer online college programs.  Historically, online programs have only been offered by for-profit institutions.  Today, many of the most established not-for-profit state colleges and national universities have launched programs that provide flexibility and lower tuition prices for students. 
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