To be a great country, we must have strong economic growth, a great education system, take care of our veterans, and develop future leaders.
What We Do
What We Do
What We Do
Increasing student achievement and improving the quality of our schools by using data and research-based education practices and policies with a focus on accountability and principal leadership.
Our accountability projects showcase data, transparency, and the need for strong accountability in education. The Bush Institute s School Leadership Initiative partners with nationally-known research organizations to generate new research to advance the field of principal leadership. Our Middle School Matters initiative provides middle school teachers and school leaders with proven, research-based teaching strategies to increase student achievement and strategies for identifying students at-risk of dropping out.
Middle School Matters
Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries
Advancing Accountability in Education
School Leadership Initiative
Education Reform Team
Contact the Education Reform Team: [email protected]
Media Inquiries: Sarah Boynton, [email protected]
Download overviews of the Education Reform and other Bush Institute programs.
State of Cities
State of Our Cities: Profiles of Education Performance Around the Nation provides comparable education data on more than 100 cities across the country and allows users to make comparisons at the state, national, and global level so that mayors, policymakers, and the public can engage more vigorously in education decision-making in their local communities.
The data describes indicators including: a high-quality education for every student; supported pathways to college and career; early childhood education that prepares students for the classroom; and effective educators and principals.
Five Reasons Schools Should Use Data. Faster. by Anne Wicks
Lessons from The A Word: Accountability вЂ” The Dirty Word of TodayвЂ™s Education Reform
Five Ways to Keep Accountability Simple by Anne Wicks
Lessons Learned from The A Word: Accountability вЂ” The Dirty Word of TodayвЂ™s Education Reform
Ten Reasons Accountability Matters by William McKenzie
Gleaned from The A Word: Accountability-Today’s Dirty Word of Education Reform, here are some of the leading reasons school accountability matters
Anne Wicks serves as the Director of Education Reform at the Bush Institute. In this role, she develops and oversees the policy, research, and engagement work of the Education Reform team. She also serves the Director of Leadership Programs, which includes coordinating strategy and support for the Bush Institute s four cohort-based leadership programs. Before joining the Bush Institute, Wicks served for five years as Associate Dean for External Relations at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education. In addition to leading a team with revenue, communications, and engagement goals, she supported Dean Karen Symms Gallagher on a variety of special projects including the launch and early growth of Ednovate Charter Schools. She currently serves as the chair of PMC Support, a sup
Catherine Freeman Jaynes serves as the Bush Institute s director of evaluation and research. In this role she develops and oversees the analytic and measurement functions across the Institute s areas of engagement. Jaynes also serves as Director of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, which includes responsibility for all curricular aspects of the program. Prior to her position with the Bush Institute, Jaynes developed and managed the K 12 practice of HCM Strategists, a policy and advocacy consulting firm. Before joining HCM in 2010, she was chief of staff to the state superintendent of education for the District of Columbia, serving as the principal advisor on policy development and implementation, budget, and government relations. Previously Jaynes served in senior roles at t
Eva Myrick Chiang
Eva Myrick Chiang, Deputy Director for Education Reform and Research and Evaluation, manages the School Leadership Initiative while providing support in other areas of the education reform initiative as well. Prior to joining the George W. Bush Institute, she taught pre-k through college level students in a variety of teaching roles in private, public, and charter schools, and her passion is teaching students to read. She has been a trainer of teachers, and most recently she held the position of Director of Education in the central administration office of an urban charter school. Eva received her undergraduate degree from Baylor University, and received a master’s in teaching with an emphasis on reading education from Texas Woman’s University. Eva also earned her law degree from Texas A M Schoo