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Apr 25, 2018 - Education Week

Former first lady Barbara Bush, an advocate for early and adult literacy during her time in the White House and afterward, died last week at the age of 92.

The wife of President George H.W. Bush and the mother of President George W. Bush, as well as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and three other children, Bush used the bully pulpit of her office as first lady to advance the issue on behalf of children and their parents.

In 1989, as first lady, she started the Barbara Bush Foundation fo...