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XPRIZE competition spurs developers to build adult literacy apps

Richard W. Walker | ed scoop – While the deadline for completing the projects is still about six months away (March 2017), some of the competing teams are “really doing incredibly innovative stuff,” based on status reports recently submitted by the teams, said Shlomy Kattan, senior director of the $7 million Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation supports the contest. […]

From struggles with dyslexia to selling a home to the Bushes

Shelly Slater | WFAA | Dallas, TX – Allie Beth Allman. You probably recognize the name. Her name is on signs all over North Texas, but what you don’t know is her personal secret. It’s one that has her teaming up with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Literacy. […]

Former Michigan Governor John Engler Joins Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Board of Directors

Press Release | Tallahassee, FL – Governor John Engler, president of Business Roundtable and former three-term governor of Michigan, is joining the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy board of directors. Engler is renowned for his educational leadership, making him a valuable addition to the board of the Foundation, which is best known for its two-generation efforts to provide education to both children and adults. […]

Parenting is Educating

U.S. News & World Report | Doro Bush Koch and Liza McFadden – As millions of children headed back to school earlier this month, educators across the nation prepared their classrooms and lesson plans with high hopes for a successful academic year. While the learning that takes place within those classroom walls is undeniably important, we must remember that it does not represent the entirety of a child’s educational experience. This week, as we celebrate National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, we must focus on a critical, and often overlooked, component of K-12 student success: parents. […]

Fortin Foundation gives $150K to Barbara Bush foundation for literacy

John Nelander | Palm Beach Daily News | Palm Beach, FL – Getting kids to start reading early is one of the keys to solving the adult literacy puzzle. The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy will be focusing on that approach with the help of a new $150,000 gift from the Mary Alice Fortin Foundation of Palm Beach. […]

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