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Barbara Bush Foundation Supports Reading- Seacoast Online

Jennifer Feals KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Doro Bush Koch, the daughter of President George H.W. and Barbara Bush, remembers her mother reading to her and her brothers as a young child. That passion her mother showed went a long way. “It was my mother’s passion for reading that helped my brothers and I grow a deep […]

Bush Family Behind New Reading Program- WABI TV5

By The Associated Press KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — The daughter of former first lady Barbara Bush is launching a reading mentoring program that’ll begin in 20 high schools and elementary schools this fall. Dorothy Bush Koch says the Teen Trendsetters aims to pair teenagers with elementary school students who need reading help. She joined her mom […]

Barbara Bush Foundation Announces New Literacy Program- WCSH

Danielle Waugh KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Barbara Bush has been known to read children’s books to Maine kids, but her next mission is to get them reading together. In a press conference Thursday afternoon, members of the Barbara Bush Foundation announced the expansion of the Teen Trendsetters program. It’s a mentoring program that already exists in several […]

‘Devotedly, Dad’: Special letters from my father, President George H.W. Bush- Fox News

By: Dorothy Doro Bush Koch http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/06/14/devotedly-dad-special-letters-from-my-father-president-george-hw-bush/ This week I nervously watched my 90-year-old father parachute from a plane in Kennebunkport, Maine. I guess I should not have been surprised.  He was the youngest pilot in World War II and now he is probably one of the oldest skydivers. He has always been a risk-taker, brave and […]

New Website Launched to Support Literacy Initiative- The Daily Ardmoreite

Posted Jun. 17, 2014 @ 8:00 am Updated Jun 17, 2014 at 9:26 AM The Dollar General Lit­eracy Foundation, in col­laboration with its national partners, has launched a new website, www.ard­moreliteracy.com to sup­port Ardmore Literacy, a ground-breaking rural education initiative to in­crease access to literacy and English language ser­vices in Ardmore over the next three years. The […]

Character Quiz Promotes Literacy in Time for Summer- WCSH 6

By Kacie Yearout, (NEWS CENTER) — There are all sorts of personality quizzes online, from alter Disney Princess personalities to what European country best fits a person. For those wanting to find their children’s book alter ego, the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, launched the “Which Children’s Book Character Are You?” quiz just in time for the start of summer […]

State’s VPK for kids reaches a milestone: My Word- Orlando Sentinel

Toni Jennings Orlando Sentinel Jun 15, 2014 Years ago, I was an elementary schoolteacher. Those years imprinted me with many valuable lessons, the most important of which is that academically successful children from the earliest grades are more likely to enjoy school. This belief is backed up statistically: An overwhelming 74 percent of all students […]

At 90 Years Young, Here’s President George H.W. Bush’s Best Prank- US News

By Nikki Schwab There’s George H.W. Bush the president, the diplomat, the lawmaker and the sky diver – a title he reclaimed Thursday for his 90th birthday with another jump. But in the new documentary, “41on41,” it’s President Bush the prankster that stands out. While Bush’s daughter, Doro Bush Koch, makes the proclamation that, “what happens in Kennebunkport stays […]

Barbara Bush Praises Kennebunkport Students for Reading-Seacoastonline.com

By Jennifer Feals KENNEBUNKPORT — Consolidated School students celebrated reading more than one million pages this past school year, with a surprise visit from a former first lady who told them that reading is one of her joys too. During the school’s Friday morning meeting, students celebrated a variety of accomplishments from birthdays to those who […]

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