The Middle School Matters Institute, an initiative of the George W. Bush Institute in partnership with The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk, is pleased to announce that eight schools have been selected to participate in the second year of the Middle School Matters program. Of a large nationwide pool, the following were selected:
- Advanced Studies Magnet–Haut Gap Middle School of Johns Island, South Carolina
- Baytown Junior School of Baytown, Texas
- Grant Middle School of Corpus Christi, Texas
- Lee Middle School of San Angelo, Texas
- Lyndon B. Johnson Middle School of Pharr, Texas
- Trinity Middle School of Trinity, Texas
- Wilkinson Middle School of Mesquite, Texas
- Woodward Elementary School of Manteca, California
National experts will provide the selected schools with ongoing training and support in research-based school improvement strategies. The schools also will attend the second annual Middle School Matters Institute Summer Conference from June 17 to 19 in Austin, Texas. At the conference, school leadership teams will attend sessions with top researchers and practitioners in the field of middle grades improvement. This guidance will help each school develop a Middle School Matters Implementation Plan tailored to its strengths and needs. Three of the eight schools will be selected to receive further, more intensive support for their Implementation Plan.
For more information, see the Bush Institute press release.