Lee and Glenn MS Selected for Middle School Matters

October 2, 2015

The George W. Bush Institute at the George W. Bush Presidential Center has announced that Lee Middle School will serve as a demonstration school and Glenn Middle School as a pilot school through its Middle School Matters program for the 2015-2016 school year.  Both campuses will receive help in reaching goals through implementing high-quality, research-based strategies for advanced reasoning, data management, dropout prevention, and instruction in reading, writing, and math.  Lee Middle School was initially chosen for the Middle School Matters in 2014 and has had the benefit of completing one year in the program. 

Over the past several years, the Bush Institute, in partnership with The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk at the University of Texas, has convened numerous top national education researchers who have translated research into practice in schools and provided highly effective support to schools chosen to be a part of this select group.

“Through Middle School Matters, the Bush Institute builds a bridge between our top expert researchers in the field, and those in the classrooms charged with preparing our students for success in high school and post-secondary endeavors,” said Beth Ann Bryan, Interim Director of Education Reform at the George W. Bush Institute.  “We are making proven strategies for success in the middle grades available to our teachers and school leaders across the nation.” 

The following video, featuring Farrah Gomez, current SAISD Executive Director of Schools and last year’s Lee Middle School Principal, along with Lee faculty members and students, was filmed last year. The video kicked off this year’s Middle School Matters conference.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv9GYphMAyk