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Literacy program gets boost to continue services

Beatriz Alvarado | Caller-Times | Corpus Christi, TX – Del Mar College was awarded funds last year to administer GED curriculum and career-specific courses simultaneously at the center. The literacy program, which provides educational opportunities to families by integrating early childhood education, and parenting education into literacy curriculum, was put on hold when CCISD was not awarded the money. But over the summer the Barbara Bush Foundation stepped in with a $50,000 grant to continue the literacy component, said Yvonne Colmenero, CCISD’s director for special programs. The college, a long-standing community partner with CCISD, rents space at the center to offer the GED, adult basic education and ESL classes. The center also provides free […]

Food Brings Hope partners with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Pierson Literacy Program

The Daytona Beach News-Journal | Daytona Beach, FL – “It’s our honor to partner with Forough Hosseini to bring family literacy to Pierson,” said Liza McFadden, president and CEO of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. “Simply put, there’s nothing we love more than the opportunity for parents to come to school and learn with their children. It’s the greatest example of parental involvement we know.” […]

King High School students help Meadowbrook students read

Beatriz Alvarado | Caller-Times | Corpus Christi, TX – Each Tuesday and Thursday before school, Marisa and a group of about 60 King High peers in the program make the short trek to the elementary school. They pair up and sift through bags filled with books and reading comprehension work sheets. The Teen Trendsetters program is funded by the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. The foundation provided the school with curriculum, an arsenal of Scholastic books and a $1,000 stipend for the program. The idea is to […]

Schumacher: How we keep charter schools up to par

Cindy Schumacher | The Detroit News | Detroit, MI – Michigan’s approach has resulted in more options for parents, evidenced by the now 303 charter schools in the state educating almost 10 percent of all students. The Governor John Engler Center for Charter Schools at Central Michigan University became the nation’s first university authorizer more than 20 years ago and we currently authorize 62 of the state’s charter schools which serve more than 30,000 Michigan students. In the city of Detroit, nearly 6,000 students attend nine charter public schools that we authorized. […]

Supporting Success: Coakley Middle School brings home UIL academic champ title

Valley Morning Star | Harlingen, TX – Eighth-grade student Mizzah Johnson is learning how to create lessons to help first-grade students with their reading skills as part of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy’s Teen Trendsetters program. […]

Rosarian Academy students celebrate grandparents

Jane Fetterly | Daily News | West Palm Beach, FL – Rosarian Academy students showed off their talents and their school Feb. 11 as 350 people enjoyed Grandparents Day. […]

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