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Obama's education initiative will help save HBCUs (1212 hits)

Higher Education
July 27, 2012
By: Cherise Lesesne

During the National Urban League’s annual convention in New Orleans, La., President Obama delivered a speech that could be a significant turning point for local HBCUs, Morgan and Coppin State University, who are suffering tremendously from low retention rates.

In a crowd of approximately 3,700 supporters, Obama proposed his new executive order, which seeks to improve educational achievement for African Americans at all levels. Referred to as the “White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans,” the new order will combine with federal agencies and partnerships nationwide to create a more efficient variety of educational programs available for African American students.

To enable the accessibility of these programs, President Obama has allocated funds within the federal budget to compensate for the resources needed to initiate the order. Obama explained in his speech, “A higher education in a 21st century cannot be a luxury. It is a vital necessity that every American should be able to afford.”

More: http://www.examiner.com/article/obama-s-education-initiative-will-help-save-hbcus
Posted By: Elynor Moss
Saturday, July 28th 2012 at 11:51AM

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