Middle School Matters Institute

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The Middle School Matters Institute (MSMI) is an initiative of the George W. Bush Institute in partnership with The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk at The University of Texas at Austin. Directed by Christy Murray, MSMI develops and disseminates resources that increase access to research on and proven practical strategies for middle school improvement. The goal of MSMI is to increase the number of students well prepared for high school and postsecondary success. This institute is part of the George W. Bush Institute's Middle School Matters program.


MSMI is possible only because of the generous support from the following:

  • The Brown Foundation, Inc.
  • The Meadows Foundation
  • Sid W. Richardson Foundation
  • Harry W. Bass, Jr. Foundation
  • IBM
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Bass Foundation
  • The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.
  • Esping Family Foundation
  • Oceanic Heritage Foundation
  • Dollar General Literacy Foundation