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2017 Reading Discovery Program Highlights Personal Diplomacy at the Bush Presidential Library

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Stephen Wakefield, Discovery Education

COLLEGE STATION, January 18, 2017 — On Thursday, January 26 at 10 a.m. CST, the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content for K-12 classrooms, are partnering to present a unique, no-cost, distance learning opportunity for students across the globe. The Tenth Annual Reading Discovery Program will take place at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center on the campus of Texas A&M University.

The program will honor First Lady Barbara Bush’s legacy of literacy and her public service to all Americans. Neil Bush will read about his father, President George H.W. Bush’s personal diplomacy during his service in China as Chief Liaison. Director of Presidential Libraries Susan Donius will explore the roles of Presidential libraries and museums and diplomacy in presidential history. Discovery Education Director of Mathematics Patrick Vennebush 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.

This program also coincides with official launch of “White House Dinner Dash,” the 2017 free interactive learning game app available on Apple (IPhone/IPad), Google Play (Android/tablet), and online at This 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 registration for video conference, live steam or recording visit www. 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. Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students, Discovery Education’s services are in half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries. Discovery Education partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world. Explore the future of education at