President Announces the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans
Filed in Breaking News on July 26, 2012
President Barack Obama has announced an executive order that will establish the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. According to a White House official the new office will be housed in the Department of Education and will work “to identify evidence-based best practices to improve African American students’ achievement in school and college.”
The order establishes a commission that will advise the president and the secretary of education on strategies to increase educational opportunities for African Americans.
The full text of the Executive Order is available here.