• Parent U 2020

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Parent University

Bush's Signature Parent Education Event

The fifth annual Parent University will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020. 

Open to the community, this half-day event features educators and researchers leading sessions on today’s most relevant parenting topics. To view past Parent U programs for details on previous topics and speakers, please click here and here.
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2020 Keynote Speaker: Eric Liu

Eric Liu, the CEO of Citizen University, is the Keynote Speaker for Parent University 2020. Citizen University is a nonprofit working to foster a culture of powerful, responsible citizenship. Liu also directs the Aspen Institute’s Citizenship & American Identity Program and is a correspondent at TheAtlantic.com.

Liu’s latest book is Become America: Civic Sermons on Love, Responsibility and Democracy, which grows out of the Civic Saturday phenomenon that Liu and his team pioneered and has now spread nationwide. His other books include You’re More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen, and the national best-sellers The Gardens of Democracy and True Patriot. His first book, The Accidental Asian, Notes of a Native Speaker was a New York Times Notable Book featured in the PBS documentary, “Matters of Race.” 

Liu served as a White House speechwriter for President Bill Clinton and later as the President’s deputy domestic policy adviser. He has also served as a board member of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Washington State Board of Education and the Seattle Public Library, and is co-founder of the Alliance for Gun Responsibility. He is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School. 

Event Schedule

8:30 to 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast (optional) and Registration in the Mag Gym


9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Keynote Address 


10:10 to 11:00 a.m.

Breakout Session One


11:10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Breakout Session Two


12:00 to 12:30 p.m.

Catered Lunch


12:45 to 1:45 p.m.

Closing Keynote Address 

Ongoing: Book Sales


Parent University Mission

Parent University, hosted by The Bush School Families Association, connects families with experts in child/adolescent development. The workshop features acclaimed speakers on a wide range of topics about how to raise healthy, engaged, and purposeful children and provides resources to help nurture and develop our children's strengths.