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Guest commentary: Lawmakers must support programs to ensure student success

Liza McFadden | Naples Daily News – First, we must remember that the majority of students in the system today are working part-time while on campus or while taking classes. This is critical to fully understand because it shows that so many students cannot afford to leave the workplace and forgo earning income in the name of completing a traditional college path. […]

Win A Free Book to Celebrate New Children’s Reading Program

30A.com | Fort Walton County, FL – Getting students to read on grade level is a nationwide issue and one of the cornerstone programs of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, a national non-profit charity founded 25 years ago by the former First Lady. […]

Lawmakers Must Support Student Success

More than 25 years ago, the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy set out to achieve a singular goal – to help every man, woman, and child secure a better life through literacy. As we congratulate graduates, we must consider the millions who don’t complete their degrees. We have observed many barriers that confront the […]

ZHS Students Receive Award From Barbara Bush Foundation

David Carl Kinder II | Wiznews.com | Zanesville, OH – Representatives from the Barbara Bush Foundation were on hand to present awards to ZHS students Lonnie Chason, Alex Ribble, and Kassandra Settles. The mentors meet twice a week, for one hour with students at Zane Grey Elementary to help them improve their reading skills. Steven Foreman, who is the Director of Special Programs for the school district said this program […]

Lawmakers must support student success programs

Liza McFadden | My View | Tallahassee Democrat | Tallahassee, FL – Postsecondary education is a wildly different landscape from high school. Today’s college experience looks a lot like our adult literacy programs, in which students are juggling not only their studies, but also jobs and children. Forfeiting a college degree wipes away more than a million dollars in lifetime earnings. Education is the ultimate weapon to build our middle class. {…}

Bush Foundation honoring local teens

The Times Recorder | Zanesville, OH – The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy will honor 32 Zanesville High School students during […]

Ed Reform Movement, Credentials, Social Impact Bonds — What’s the Future for Adult Literacy?

On June 8, the Barbara Bush Foundation will host a symposium in D.C. to ponder adult literacy. By the way, read on — and if you are interested in these topics, let me know and, space permitting, join us. Last year, we put a stake in the ground that we just don’t believe there are […]

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