GLO EDUCATION WEBSITE
Commissioner Bush approved the development and launch of a new GLO Education website, providing tools for Texas teachers on subjects ranging from pollution control to Texas history.
Most Texans don't know the General Land Office plays such a big role in public education. The Permanent School Fund, fueled by the oil and natural gas under Texas public lands, purchases textbooks for every public school student in Texas. The GLO’s Archives and Records Division preserves documents dating back to the Spanish Empire, the Republic years, and statehood. From beautiful, historic maps drawn by Texas’ founding fathers to land grants and scrips memorialized in literature, the GLO is Texas — its history, its natural richness, and its future. The GLO’s new education website — www.TXGLO.org/education
— provides teachers and students with lesson plans and information about key events and personalities. It's even keyed to Texas’ TEKS education standards.
ALAMO VIRTUAL TOUR
Commissioner Bush initiated a virtual tour of the Alamo.
Commissioner Bush wants every Texan to know the story of the men who stood in the face of tyranny and fought for their freedom. This spring, the Alamo will provide Region 4 public schools in Houston with an online virtual tour. Students will not have to leave their desks, more than a hundred miles away, to explore where the Alamo’s defenders made their epic last stand.