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 (Fontana, California) to provide professional development to educators in two areas: 1) using early warning indicator data to keep students on the path to high school graduation, and 2) supporting reading comprehension across all content areas.
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 who serve students in fourth to ninth grades…
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. San Angelo’s school district is one of only two in Texas where teachers and administrators will get intensive training and support from nationally known researchers during the coming school year. “Middle School Matters” teaches educators how to identify students who…
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 and librarian opened up the book Pancakes for Breakfast and helped the kids come up with their own stories to match the book’s pictures. “You never give up being a teacher,” she said later with a laugh. Though…
The Dallas Morning News
Hannah Declerk Friday, September 19, 2014
Leslie Feinglas is seeking ways to improve the education of the 900-plus students in her care, and this year, she’s getting a little presidential assistance. As principal of Mesquite’s Walter L. Wilkinson Middle School, she will join professors and researchers from Johns Hopkins, Florida State, Arcadia and Southern Methodist universities to provide hands-on instruction in reading, writing and math. The school is one of three schools to receive on-site instruction from…
Jason Gelt Monday, September 1, 2014
The Middle School Matters Institute, an initiative of the George W. Bush Institute at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, in partnership with The University of Texas at Austin’s Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk at The University of Texas at Austin (MCPER), held its annual summer conference June 17-19.