Middle School

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At the suggestion of a 14-year-old listener, we bring you stories from the awkward, confusing, hormonally charged world of middle school. Including a teacher who transforms peer pressure into a force for good, and reports from the frontlines of the middle school dance.

Learn more or listen again to this week's episode, which originally aired on October 29, 2011.

Photo: Seventh graders at the middle school costume dance...dressed as characters from The Outsiders, which they were reading in school. (Beacon Middle School; Lewes, Delware)



Ira Glass