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PRESS RELEASE — Sep 03, 2019

LIBERTY — Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush visited Liberty ISD’s treasured “Bookmobile,” along with Liberty Middle School and Liberty Elementary School as a part of his year of education initiative.

"Liberty ISD is a remarkable example of Texas' thriving and innovative education systems," said Commissioner Bush. "From Liberty ISD's Robotics and STEM Program to its traveling Bookmobile, I am encouraged and inspired by my visit today. Texas' future is bright." 

Commissioner Bush kicked the day off by visiting Mr. Taylor’s class at Liberty Middle School. He taught an interactive Texas History Map lesson on cotton, cattle and railways, and then toured the school’s “Capturing Kid’s Heart” program that equips teachers to cultivate healthy relationships with students and build student’s trust, responsibility, empathy for diverse cultures, and other core emotional intelligence skills.

Up next was Liberty Elementary school, where a surprise presentation on a cannon ball that was found on the grounds at the Alamo followed the interactive Texas History Map lesson.

Commissioner Bush demonstrates the importance of Texas history maps to Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. LeNormand's 4th grade students

To top off the eventful morning, Commissioner Bush got an inside look at the interactive, traveling library that offers children a unique way to get excited about reading. The mobile library provides students with snow cones in all colors and flavors for their enjoyment as they read their books of choice.  

Earlier this year, Commissioner Bush dedicated 2019 to having a “conversation with the future,” engaging with school children and teachers across the state. As a former school teacher, Commissioner Bush understands first-hand the impact education has on our students. He has noted that it’s not only important to support our Texas school districts but to also connect with them. 

For more details and photos from the event, check out the GLO’s InstagramFacebook, and Twitter accounts.

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