President Obama announced he had established by executive order a White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans

July 26, 2012

Government/Politics

President Obama sets up program to help African Americans succeed in college and careers
President Obama announced on Wednesday that he had established by executive order a White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans while speaking to a largely African-American audience at the National Urban League’s convention in New Orleans.
 
 
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African-American Education Office: Obama announces White House initiative on educational excellence
 
Huffington Post
 
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is creating a new office to bolster education of African-American students.
 
The White House says the office will coordinate the work of communities and federal agencies to ensure that African-American youngsters are better prepared for high school, college and career.
 
Obama is announcing his election-year initiative Wednesday night in a speech to the civil rights group the National Urban League as he seeks to rally black voters. Aides say his executive order, to be signed Thursday, will set a goal of producing “a more effective continuum” of programs for African-American students.
 
The president announced his election-year initiative, the first-ever White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, in remarks to the civil rights group National Urban League Convention Wednesday as he sought to rally black voters.
 
Aides told the Associated Press that the executive order, to be signed Thursday, will set a goal of producing “a more effective continuum” of programs for African-American students.
 
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Video: President Obama delivers the opening address at the National Urban League’s 2012 Conference
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center -July 25, 2012
Executive Order for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans

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Video: Executive Order for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans
On October 19, 2010 President Obama signed Executive Order for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans
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Video: Full speech -President Obama speaks at the National Urban League Convention

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