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Five for Friday
A Weekly Digest from the Bush Center
January 12, 2018
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Highland Capital Management makes $ 10 Million Endowment Gift to Support Engage Program; 2018 Schedule Launches with Constitutional Conversations Event on February 5 - Admission is Free
Highland Capital Management continues its support of the Bush Center through a new $ 10 million endowment gift, which will help sustain the Engage series, now known as Engage at the Bush Center, presented by Highland Capital Management.
The 2018 schedule launches on Monday, Feb. 5 with a special two-part program: â€śConstitutional Conversations: Justice Scaliaâ€™s Memorable Speeches / James Madison & Todayâ€™s Media.â€ť The evening will begin with a conversation with Christopher Scalia , son of late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and author of Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived. The second portion of the evening will feature a panel of experts discussing todayâ€™s media landscape and what First Amendment author James Madison might have thought of it. Participating will be Jeffrey Rosen , president and CEO of the National Constitution Center; Amy Mitchell , director of journalism research at the Pew Research Center and Dallas Morning News Editor Mike Wilson. Admission is free of charge, but guests must register, beginning today.
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Support Today | Laura Bush Foundation Provides Disaster Relief to Schools in Need
Yesterday the Laura Bush Foundation for Americaâ€™s Libraries announced the first round of 2017 Disaster Relief Initiative grants. More than $ 850,000 will be distributed to 17 school libraries <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir
damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. For more information on how to help replace more damaged school library collections across the Nation, please visit the Laura Bush Foundation <forms.bushcenter.org/page.redir
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Discover | Afghan woman leader discloses challenges facing gender equality today
The international community has touted the rising percentage of Afghan girls attending school as a sign of progress in recent years. Afghan Member of Parliament Dr. Nilofar Ibrahimi says not so fast â€“ we still have a long way to go.
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Read | Deportations Impact Growing Economy
On Monday, the White House announced that more than 200,000 Salvadorans on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will be deported. This deportation will not only impact the immigrants living here, but also the United States' economy.
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Read | Keep Testing Alive -- But Right-Size the Number of Exams
Standardized exams often are pilloried in the larger culture. But educators interviewed by the Bush Institute for The A Word: Accountability--The Dirty Word of Today's School Reform defend their use. They consider standardized exams tools to improve student achievement. The respected group of superintendents, state leaders, and national policymakers also believe we must find the right balance of testing. As one superintendent said, "just because a little testing is good does not mean that a lot of testing will be better."
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