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MCPER receives $1.4 million to develop middle school professional development model

The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk (MCPER) has received a $1.4 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to develop a professional development model specifically for middle schools. The model will be developed over two years in collaboration with…

Teaching Middle School is Never Easy, But It Helps to Know How to Help Students Learn

George W. Bush Institute Thursday, February 23, 2017 MSM is not a curriculum - -it isn’t telling you what book to read or lesson plan to follow. Instead, the MSM resources give teachers research-based instructional practices, performance management strategies, and…

Heritage Intermediate School set to receive another year of support from Middle School Matters Institute

Middle School Matters Institute Tuesday, September 27, 2016 The Middle School Matters Institute (MSMI), an Initiative of the George W. Bush Institute and the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk, is collaborating with Heritage Intermediate School in Etiwanda School District…

Middle School Matters Institute to provide summer professional development in San Angelo

Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk Thursday, June 22, 2016 MCPER’s Middle School Matters Institute (MSMI) is collaborating with San Angelo Independent School District in San Angelo, Texas, to provide professional development for teachers, paraprofessionals, instructional coaches, counselors, and administrators…

Middle School Matters Initiative

Concho Valley Homepage Thursday, May 28, 2015 San Angelo's Lee Middle School is one of just a few in the country that is part of the Middle School Matters Initiative with the institute founded by former president George W. Bush.…

Laura Bush slips comfortably back into classroom role in Mesquite

The Dallas Morning News Tom Benning October 21, 2014 Former first lady Laura Bush walked into a classroom at Wilkinson Middle School on Tuesday and sat down among the students. While students tittered nervously at her presence, the former teacher…