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George W. Bush To Speak At Get Smart Schools Education Reform Event In Denver, Thursday

10/18/2011 11:03 am ET | Updated Dec 18, 2011

Former President George W. Bush will be taking part in a discussion about education with non-profit Get Smart Schools as well as Mayor Michael Hancock and Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg at the Get Smart headquarters in Denver on Thursday, The Denver Post reports. Bush will give brief remarks at the event.

Fox31 reports that the panel discussion is sponsored by the Bush Institute, a branch of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. The panel members were hand-picked by the Bush Institute and although members of the media are invited to attend, they will not be allowed to ask Bush questions.

Education reform is just one of the focal points for the Bush Institute, it is also involved in improving global health, human freedom, and economic prosperity, according to the George W. Bush Institute website.

Get Smart Schools is a Colorado-based non-profit that trains individuals to become principals at innovation or charter schools, 9News reports.

According to 7News, Bush’s trip will be a make up for the missed February meeting with Get Smart Schools. Reportedly, Bush cancelled that previous meeting in Denver when he discovered that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would also be speaking at the same conference.

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