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13 - 16

Grade-Level Reading Week

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Denver, CO

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is coming home to Denver in June 2017. In many respects, Denver, Colo., is the birthplace of the GLR Campaign. In June 2012, 14 communities were recognized with the coveted title of All-America City for their focus on grade-level reading. And 124 communities signed on as Charter Members of the GLR Community Network. 

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Innovative Program Improves Kids' Literacy and Shelter Animals' Adoptability

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04/25/2018

The program admits school-age children, who attend a short information session, a shelter tour and a free book, courtesy of The Jim Moran Foundation. They're taught how to read an animal's body language in a stressful shelter setting. Some animals get very lonely being in a shelter environment and they enjoy the company. To encourage interaction, the young volunteers offer treats to animals when they approach the front of the kennel, positively reinforcing their behavior. Once the animals associate humans with happy things, they're more likely to interact with potential adopters and find their furever home.

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Editorial: The late Barbara Bush left tremendous legacy for literacy

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04/22/2018

Bush’s literacy initiative stands out because it became a lifelong passion. As first lady, she founded the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy to raise awareness. Never satisfied – one of her endearing traits – she grew the foundation into one of action, with programs for preschoolers, elementary school students and adults.

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Barbara Bush believed literacy could cure other ills

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04/20/2018

In March 1989, mere weeks into her husband's presidency, she founded the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. ... Her daughter, Doro Bush Koch, is now the foundation's honorary chairwoman, and it is based in Tallahassee, where her son, Jeb, lived as Florida governor from 1999 until 2007.

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Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy Celebrates the Legacy of Founder Barbara Pierce Bush

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04/18/2018

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy mourns the passing and celebrates the legacy of its founder. Barbara Pierce Bush-a beloved first lady, proud mother of six children, accomplished author and passionate champion for family literacy-passed away on April 17, 2018. Mrs. Bush believed that every man, woman and child should have the opportunity to secure a better life through literacy. In 1989, this belief inspired her to establish the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, which has provided educational opportunities for Americans of all ages, in all 50 states, over the past 29 years.

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Florida SBDC Network Celebrates National Financial Literacy Month

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04/11/2018

For Spanish-speaking business owners in Miami-Dade County, the Florida SBDC at Florida International University (FIU), a member of the Florida SBDC Network, recently announced the availability of "Hacia Ganancia"- a free online accounting and bookkeeping course. The self-paced course, which translates to "Towards Profit", helps entrepreneurs learn accounting and financing concepts in less than 24 hours that can normally take more than a year to learn. The Florida SBDC at FIU developed the program in collaboration with Qbit Solutions Research Team and with funding support by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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