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Barbara Bush Foundation For Family Literacy Celebrates Moms With Gift of Literacy

To celebrate moms as their child’s first teacher, the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy is teaming up with BabyFirstTM. Each time a person submits their favorite bedtime story at www.HelpThemRead.org between now and Mother’s Day, BabyFirst will donate up to 25,000 digital subscriptions to the Snuggle Stories app to low-literacy families. According to researchers, books matter […]

Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Honors Dallas Texas Teen Mentors

Dallas – The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy will honor nine local mentors with TeenTrendsettersTM Excellence Awards for their leadership and service. Students mentoring in the Foundation’s program assist first through third graders with reading during weekly tutoring sessions. Many would describe Sara Hall, senior at South Grand Prairie High […]

Bush Family Hopes to Eradicate Illiteracy

Dave Ward | Houston (KTRK) – One in five adults, or more than 300,000 Houstonians are functionally illiterate. They can’t navigate daily life or manage the basic skills required to hold down a job. But some notable Houstonians are trying to change that. Former first lady Barbara Bush and her […]

Barbara Bush Foundation For Family Literacy Announces New Vice President

Tallahassee, FL – The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy announces the selection of Mark Nelson to serve as Vice President, Major and Planned Giving. In this capacity, he will cultivate relationships to advance the Foundation’s mission to establish literacy as a value in every home in America. […]

First Lady Supriya Jindal Announces Second Printing of the Love. Read. Learn! Baby Journal for New Parents

Baton Rouge – Together with Carnival Cruise Lines, the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, and Dr. Daniel Bronfin, First Lady Supriya Jindal is excited to announce a second printing of the Love. Read. Learn! Baby Journal for new parents. First released in 2011, the journal was created to aid new parents in Louisiana with the […]

61% of Florida’s fourth-graders reading ‘below proficiency,’ according to Bush Foundation

Gary Levine | Naples Herald – Standardized testing is, and has been, the statutory manner in which the State of Florida assesses academic proficiency throughout the state’s school system. Florida Statute 1008.25 (Public school student progression; remedial instruction; reporting requirements) states that “it is the intent of the Legislature that each student’s progression from one grade to another be determined, in part, upon satisfactory performance in reading, writing, science, and mathematics; that district school board policies facilitate student achievement; that each student and his or her parent be informed of that student’s academic progress.”

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