Christy Murray, project director of the Middle School Matters Institute (MSMI), will serve as a panelist at the 2014 Building a GradNation Summit from April 27 to 29 in Washington, DC. In the session “The Class of 2020: Betting on Middle School,” Murray will present an overview of Middle School Matters, discuss the research-based practices in the Middle School Matters Field Guide, and share the experiences of schools that participated during the 2013–2014 school year. Other organizations represented in the session will include Spark, the National Human Services Assembly, and After-School All-Stars.
Jacob Williams, MSMI deputy director, will facilitate a roundtable discussion at the International Reading Association 59th Annual Conference on May 11 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Williams will share information on using MSMI Implementation Plan Templates for reading and reading interventions.