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PRESS RELEASE — May 07, 2020

AUSTIN — Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush taught an interactive virtual Texas energy lesson to students at Brooks Academy as part of his year of energy initiative. Brooks Academy is a K-12 TEA-authorized and overseen public charter school on the former Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. 

At the beginning of the year, Commissioner Bush dedicated 2020 to the year of energy – little did we know just how important it would be for our state to examine how important Texas energy is to our society as a whole.

As teachers across the state and nation work to adapt their classrooms to a virtual setting during the COVID-19 outbreak, Commissioner Bush and the General Land Office worked to adapt their Texas energy lesson to the digital realm. 

“It was truly encouraging to see these bright students eager to learn and thriving despite COVID-19,” said Commissioner George P. Bush. “Brooks Academy has done an incredible job providing a seamless transition for students as they shift from the classroom to the computer screen in their own homes. The state of Texas is rich in natural resources and as Land Commissioner, I have the opportunity to see that firsthand. At the beginning of 2020, I set out to engage with Texans on the issue of energy- how they can be involved, informed, and lead the charge one day in our great state. During these times, the topic of Texas energy is more relevant than ever before. Though the plan for in-person school visits has pivoted, I am proud to see Texans stepping up to the challenge and excelling in their classrooms online.”

To view the recorded energy lesson with Commissioner Bush, visit the Brooks Academy Facebook page.

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