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Learn. The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans.

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans
"The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans was established in September 1990 by President George H.W. Bush to provide advice and guidance to the secretary of education on education issues related to Hispanics and address academic excellence and opportunities to the Hispanic community. It was subsequently continued by President William J. Clinton under Executive Order 12900 [PDF, 15K] and President George W. Bush under Executive Order 13230 [PDF, 95K]. Plans are currently under way to issue a new executive order under the Obama Administration." -- [The preceeding paragraph is an excerpt from the About page of the initiative. For more information and additional resources visit: U.S. Department of Education, ed.gov.]

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President Obama signs the initiative, October 19, 2010

"President Obama speaks about improving educational opportunities and outcomes for Hispanic students as he signs the Executive Order for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans. October 19, 2010." -- whitehouse

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Long Beach City College hosts Juan Sepulveda, the initiative's Executive Director

"Juan Sepulveda, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, in collaboration with Eloy Ortiz Oakley, President, Long Beach City College, participated in a White House Initiative Community Conversation. The White House Initiative met with groups throughout the nation for Community Conversations to ask constituents for feedback and input regarding issues in Latino education and the work and focus of the White House Initiative office." -- lbccimps2

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Creating the Will: Hispanics Achieving Educational ExcellenceCreating the Will: Hispanics Achieving Educational Excellence A report to the President of the United States, the Secretary of Education, and the Nation by the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americanss -- [PDF, 1.35MB]

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What Works for Latino YouthWhat Works for Latino Youth
"This publication is a brief compendium of programs throughout the nation dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives and educational development of Latino children and youth. Focusing on Latino youth is important because the Latino population is large, growing, and relatively young, but has lower educational achievement than other groups in the nation." -- [Excerpt from the Forward, PDF, 379K]

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