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Neil Bush To Honor Parents George And Barbara Bush At Bush Presidential Library

January 23, 2017

Barbara Bush
Barbara Bush

Neil Bush, son of the 41st President of the United States George H.W. Bush, will read about his father at Texas A&M University at a unique, no-cost, distance-learning opportunity for students across the globe on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center.

The Tenth Annual Reading Discovery Program, hosted by the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and Discovery Education, will honor First Lady Barbara Bush’s legacy of literacy and her public service to all Americans.

Neil Bush will read about his father’s personal diplomacy during his service in China as chief liaison.

Additional speakers will include Director of Presidential Libraries Susan Donius, who will explore the roles of Presidential libraries and museums and diplomacy in presidential history; and Discovery Education’s Patrick Vennebush, who will answer questions about digital learning games and educational technology. Moderating the program will be award-winning television broadcaster Mike Wright from KBTX and KWTX. There will be a Q&A session via global video conference with students from across the country and overseas.

Discovery Education is the leading provider of digital content for K-12 classrooms, event organizers say.

This program also coincides with the official launch of “White House Dinner Dash,” a free interactive learning game app. Available on Apple (iPhone/iPad), Google Play (Android/tablet), and online at, the game is focused on the value of personal diplomacy and will be demonstrated during the program.

“Today’s tech-savvy students are at home in a digital world,” explains Vennebush.  “Digital content and games are unique resources teachers can use to immerse students in classroom instruction. I am looking forward to participating in this event and sharing with attendees a new perspective on the future of education.”

To register for the video conference, live stream or recording, visit or call 979-691-4006.

About the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

The mission of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is to preserve and make available the records and artifacts of George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States. We promote civic literacy and increased historical understanding of our national experience, and foster a community of public service and volunteerism. For more information visit

 About Discovery Education

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Explore the future of education at


Media contact: David Anaya, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, at (979) 691-4069 or

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