Jeb Bush launches education foundation
Former governor Jeb Bush, who made his mark in Florida's education system with the A-Plus accountability system, is going national with the creation of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, a non-profit intended to create and manage programs aimed at improving classroom education.
"A quality education can change a life," Bush, who serves as chairman of the board of directors, said in a news release. "It opens the door to opportunity, so students can pursue their dreams."
The foundation will host a two-day conference in June in Orlando. It also will sponsor a new Distinguished Teaching Incentive to recognize up to 100 teachers whose students make "significant" improvement in math and reading in a year, as measured by standardized tests. It further will house the Arts For Life program developed by Columba Bush nine years ago.
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