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Bush Institute Selects Three Schools for Middle School Program

Article by Hannah Abney August 20, 2013 //   2 minute read

The George W. Bush Institute today announced the selection of three middle schools to receive on-site support throughout the year from some of the Nation’s leading experts in reading, math and writing instruction and intervention, dropout prevention, data management and advanced reasoning. The selected schools are: Lindale Junior High School of Lindale, Texas; Roosevelt Middle School of Erie, Pennsylvania; and Uplift Mighty Preparatory of Fort Worth, Texas.

These three selected schools were among the eight invited to participate in the Bush Institute’s Middle School Matters (MSM) event held earlier this summer and were chosen from an applicant pool of 44 schools nationwide.  MSM, a key component of the Bush Institute’s Education Reform initiative in partnership with The University of Texas at Austin’s Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk, is designed to translate proven research into practical applications, with a tiered method of supporting public, private and charter schools and districts. Tier III schools receive intensive support and training.

“When it comes to ensuring that students finish high school ready to pursue new educational and career opportunities, the middle grades are critical,” said Bush Institute Education Reform Director Dr. Kerri Briggs.  “The George W. Bush Institute’s goal is to help Tier III schools measure their success and areas for growth and help them make critical changes to ensure gains in both areas.”

Learn more about Middle School Matters here