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97% of accredited schools believe that Middle States accreditation improves or maintains their school’s performance.

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The Middle States Association is a worldwide leader in accreditation and school improvement. For over 125 years, Middle States has been helping school leaders establish and reach their goals, develop strategic plans, promote staff development and advance student achievement.

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March 12, 2024 in Accreditation, Changemakers in Education

NEW Blog Post: Abundant AI And The Shirky Principle

Since October of 2023, I’ve been giving a talk on “Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Accreditation.” Every time, one particular slide provokes a reaction. That slide quotes Clay Shirky,…
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March 5, 2024 in Accreditation, Changemakers in Education

MSA Announces RAIL – Responsible AI Learning

With RAIL—the Responsible AI in Learning endorsements pioneered by Middle States—you can safely navigate the complexities of AI in education, ensuring safety, ethical leadership, and innovation. RAIL is a comprehensive…
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December 16, 2023 in Accreditation, Changemakers in Education, Year of the Middle States Network

NEW Blog Post: The Three Currencies of Leadership

MSA President Christian Talbot shares an end of the term reflection: "As we approach winter holidays and the end of the calendar year, are you reflecting on your efforts to…
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The purpose of the MSA Evolution Lab’s work is simple: to catalyze school evolution.

When you want to dream up, design, and implement a transformational experience, the Evolution Lab is here to guide you.

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Year Of Change-Makers In Education: An MSA Webinar Series

We are building a community of leading global education change-makers and thought-leaders as we learn and grow together. Our live virtual chats explore a range of topics including AI, leadership, school transformation and more!

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MSA “Forces At Play” Reports

Think of “forces at play” as large complex topics causing shifts within the education landscape and affecting schools, teachers and children globally. In these reports, we provide a framework to consider how to adapt the way you lead and the way you teach as a result of these forces.