Published Online: February 22, 2011
Published in Print: February 23, 2011, as New Bush Institute Initiative Takes on Middle Schools

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New Bush Institute Initiative Takes on Middle Schools

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The George W. Bush Institute has unveiled a new education initiative that focuses on improving middle schools.

The goal of the Middle School Matters project, announced this month, is to bring a “comprehensive, research-based approach” to middle schools, according to the Dallas-based institute.

Researchers identified 11 elements considered critical for middle school success, including strong school leadership; effective teachers; interventions in reading, writing, and mathematics; and the use of data to drive instruction. The institute will select 10 to 15 schools to undergo a needs assessment and training.

The project is led by Sandy Kress, a former White House aide who played a key role in working with Congress to craft the No Child Left Behind Act.

Vol. 30, Issue 21, Page 5

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