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What's Happening Now
We may be working remotely for now, but we’re working as hard as ever to present solutions to today’s pressing challenges.
While it's certainly not "business as usual” — we miss our colleagues and working in our beautiful building on SMU’s campus — the Bush Center staff is continuing our work to advance policy, develop leaders, and take action. We may be working remotely for now, but we’re working as hard as ever to present solutions to today’s pressing challenges.
And, we’re adding to that work with articles and blogs that we hope adds value to an already busy news cycle. Whether it’s reading lists to help with educating children from home, or teleworking tips to make your life easier, or insight from the unique perspective of Bush Institute experts on leadership during trying times, we’re working to provide a helpful, optimistic response to the unique times we're experiencing together.
Please check back on this page regularly to see all the COVID-19 related content and resources from the Bush Center. And don’t forget to follow us on social at @thebushcenter.
Reading Lists and homeschooling resources
- What matters most -- prioritizing time to support our children's education during COVID-19
- Freedom Matters! for Students, Even in Times of Quarantine
- Reads that will keep kindergartners to fifth graders engaged
- Reads to keep middle schoolers engaged
- Reads that are making us smarter
- Can't-miss entertaining reads
- Resources for parents to navigate at-home learning
ADJUSTING TO A CHANGING WORLD
- Reading to children online worldwide
- COVID-19 highlights the need for a free press around the world
- The Presidential Leadership Scholars -- both in the healthcare industry and outside it -- are doing their part to fight the pandemic
- America is getting ready to show the world what it's made of, says Bush Center CEO Ken Hersh
- Bill McKenzie on the role of the free press in a crisis
- Surviving social distancing as a parent and employee
- Lessons for coping during lockdown, from a former frontline civilian
- Gratitude in a time of COVID-19
- Millennials, let's do our part to slow the spread of the coronavirus
- How we can leverage technology to continue taking care of our veterans
- In times of crisis, calm always wins
ABOUT THE RESPONSE
- Global solidarity on World Health Day
- Veterans, leadership, and the American spirit
- Removing telemental health restrictions
- America's Economy and Unemployment
- Why Dr. Birx and Dr. Fauci are uniquely suited to lead the COVID-19 response
- Lend big for now, then trust the free market economy resilience
- Coronavirus relief package and what it means for the economy
- What the coronavirus relief package means for education
- 18 days in quarantine | en Español
- Meet Ambassador Deborah Birx, now the White House coronavirus response coordinator, in our September 2019 podcast interview
- Dr. Anthony Fauci is the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease -- and a key member of the coronavirus task force. He was also a key figure in PEPFAR, the response to the global AIDS epidemic. Learn about his role in getting PEPFAR off the ground in our Oral History of PEPFAR
- North Korea should not repeat the 1990s famine response