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2014-04-14 12:31:18

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, the nation's leading advocate for family literacy, announced the launch of a virtual book drive in celebration of its 25(th) Anniversary. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140414/72990 Beginning today, and continuing through Friday, April 25(th), you can visit www.helpthemread.org to vote for your favorite children's book. For every vote cast, Scholastic will donate a...

2013-12-04 23:03:04

80 children's books donated to the RSU 1 Adult Education Sail into Literacy program Bath, Maine (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 SAIL into Literacy was established with funds from the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy 4 years ago. The program is unique due to the collaboration with Bath Regional Career and Technical Center (BRCTC). The secondary students who participate in the Early Childhood Occupations program at BRCTC, along with their instructor, run an Early Learning Center...

2013-11-11 16:20:14

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation celebrates Veterans Day, the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy becomes the proud recipient of the United Through Reading Angel Award. The award is presented annually to an organization that seeks to benefit military families by promoting the joys of reading among moms, dads and children, especially during times of military separation. Over the years, hundreds of children and their military parents, who are...

2013-06-15 12:22:18

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To celebrate Father's Day weekend, the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy proudly announces the winners of the first annual Devotedly, Dad Letter contest. The foundation asked fathers and grandfathers to write letters to their children and grandchildren about the importance of literacy in their lives. The foundation received hundreds of letters from across the country and selected two winners from almost...

2013-05-24 12:22:12

WWII Veterans, Filmmakers and Secret Service Members Among Those Who Came Out For a Private Viewing in Celebration of Memorial Day NEW YORK, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, President George H.W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush hosted a special screening of SnagFilms' documentary HONOR FLIGHT in Kennebunkport, Maine last night. 130 audience members joined the President in honoring America's veterans and service members, some of whom...

2013-05-20 12:25:32

Republica will lead the development of a national advocacy movement to generate awareness for family literacy. MIAMI, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Republica, one of America's fastest-growing agencies, announced today that it has been selected agency of record by the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. Republica will develop a national bilingual campaign focused on creating an advocacy movement that raises awareness for family literacy. The campaign will tap into various...

2013-03-14 12:24:31

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy today announces a national letter writing contest, highlighting the beneficial connection between reading and writing abilities. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130314/DC77120) The "Devotedly, Dad" contest is open to America's dads and granddads to encourage a love of literacy in their own families. Two winners from each state will be selected and receive a copy of All...

Hackers Gain Access To Private Bush Family Emails
2013-02-09 06:07:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Several email accounts linked to friends and family of former presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush were recently hacked which has resulted in the leaking of personal photographs and correspondence involving the elder Bush´s hospitalization, various media outlets have reported. According to The Smoking Gun, at least six accounts linked to the family were targeted in the hacking. Those accounts belonged to Dorothy...

2013-01-24 12:25:04

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Former First Lady Barbara Bush will read excerpts from a book and answer students' questions at the Reading Discovery Distance Learning Program and Videoconference on Feb. 7 from 10-11:15 a.m. CST at the George Bush Presidential Library Center at Texas A&M University. The 2013 theme is the history of Washington, D.C., and the National Mall. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130124/DA47835) Mrs. Bush will read from...

2012-11-15 12:30:01

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Learning to read at a young age has been one of the major precursors of success in life, according to many education experts. For the past two years, more than 3,000 pre-school children who attend the Malvern School in Pennsylvania and New Jersey have been living proof of the power of literacy. Each semester these pre-school children listen to Mrs. Bush reading some of the country's best-loved children's books, then work on activity plans...