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  1. Start-Up Rhetoric in Eight Speeches of Barack Obama

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    O'Connell, Daniel C.; Kowal, Sabine; Sabin, Edward J.; Lamia, John F.; Dannevik, Margaret

    2010-01-01

    Our purpose in the following was to investigate the start-up rhetoric employed by U.S. President Barack Obama in his speeches. The initial 5 min from eight of his speeches from May to September of 2009 were selected for their variety of setting, audience, theme, and purpose. It was generally hypothesized that Barack Obama, widely recognized for…

  2. Barack Obama, the Exodus Tradition, and the Joshua Generation

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    Murphy, John M.

    2011-01-01

    This essay explores Barack Obama's invocation of the Exodus during his 2008 presidential campaign. It argues Obama's turn to Exodus, his rare embodiment of Joshua, and his renewal of the American covenant nicely addressed major rhetorical problems that he faced. Of equal importance, his campaign oratory opens an important line of inquiry into the…

  3. Unity and Duality in Barack Obama's "A More Perfect Union"

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    Terrill, Robert E.

    2009-01-01

    Faced with a racialized political crisis that threatened to derail his campaign to become the first African American president of the United States, Barack Obama delivered a speech on race titled "A More Perfect Union." He begins by portraying himself as an embodiment of double consciousness, but then invites his audience to share his doubled…

  4. Positive emotions and the social broadening effects of Barack Obama.

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    Ong, Anthony D; Burrow, Anthony L; Fuller-Rowell, Thomas E

    2012-10-01

    Past experiments have demonstrated that the cognitive broadening produced by positive emotions may extend to social contexts. Building on this evidence, we hypothesized that positive emotions triggered by thinking about Barack Obama may broaden and expand people's sense of self to include others. Results from an expressive-writing study demonstrated that African American college students prompted to write about Obama immediately prior to and after the 2008 presidential election used more plural self-references, fewer other-references, and more social references. Mediation analyses revealed that writing about Obama increased positive emotions, which in turn increased the likelihood that people thought in terms of more-inclusive superordinate categories (we and us rather than they and them). Implications of these findings for the role of positive emotions in perspective-taking and intergroup relations are considered. PMID:22905966

  5. Not Stopping at First: Racial Literacy and the Teaching of Barack Obama

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    Smith, William L.

    2014-01-01

    In this article the author speaks to the teaching of Barack Obama in U.S. schools. Drawing from scholarly literature on the heroification of American historical figures in public memory, the author argues that focusing on Obama's firstness as an African American may lead students to have incomplete and misleading understandings of what the…

  6. An Interview with Barack Obama: "The Most Important Skill Is Knowledge"

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    Hebel, Sara

    2007-01-01

    Barack Obama agreed to answer a series of questions submitted via e-mail to his campaign. This article presents excerpts of "The Chronicle"'s exchange with the senator and candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, in which he discussed his policy suggestions for student aid and college access; the appropriate role of the federal…

  7. Assessing the Debt: George W. Bush's Legacy and the Future of Public Education under Barack Obama

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    Means, Alex; Taylor, Kendall

    2010-01-01

    This article utilizes Gloria Ladson-Billings' notion of educational debt in order to explore the historical, economic, and cultural politics of education reform under George W. Bush and Barack Obama. It tracks the No Child Left Behind Act across a number of fields in order to claim that Bush's expansion of the educational debt should be understood…

  8. Assessing the Debt: George W. Bush's Legacy and the Future of Public Education under Barack Obama

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    Means, Alex; Taylor, Kendall

    2010-01-01

    This article utilizes Gloria Ladson-Billings' notion of educational debt in order to explore the historical, economic, and cultural politics of education reform under George W. Bush and Barack Obama. It tracks the No Child Left Behind Act across a number of fields in order to claim that Bush's expansion of the educational debt should be understood

  9. Has the Dream Been Fulfilled? Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. & President Barack Hussein Obama

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    Robinson, Nichelle Boyd; Moore, Virginia J.; Williams-Black, Thea H.

    2015-01-01

    Equality for all was the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and he knowingly laid the foundation for and inspired the first African-American President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, who also had the dream of "Change" for America. These men exhibited how working together can make dreams become reality. For the…

  10. Has the Dream Been Fulfilled? Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. & President Barack Hussein Obama

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    Robinson, Nichelle Boyd; Moore, Virginia J.; Williams-Black, Thea H.

    2015-01-01

    Equality for all was the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and he knowingly laid the foundation for and inspired the first African-American President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, who also had the dream of "Change" for America. These men exhibited how working together can make dreams become reality. For the

  11. President Barack Obama at UN Climate Change Summit

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    Obama, Barack

    2009-01-01

    In his first address to the United Nations as Commander-in- Chief, President Obama addresses the pressing issue of climate change. The one-day UN summit brought together delegations from 90 nations. September 22, 2009 (Public Domain)

  12. President Barack Obama at UN Climate Change Summit

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    Obama, Barack

    2013-05-29

    In his first address to the United Nations as Commander-in- Chief, President Obama addresses the pressing issue of climate change. The one-day UN summit brought together delegations from 90 nations. September 22, 2009 (Public Domain)

  13. Barack Obama Blindness (BOB): Absence of Visual Awareness to a Single Object

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    Persuh, Marjan; Melara, Robert D.

    2016-01-01

    In two experiments, we evaluated whether a perceiver’s prior expectations could alone obliterate his or her awareness of a salient visual stimulus. To establish expectancy, observers first made a demanding visual discrimination on each of three baseline trials. Then, on a fourth, critical trial, a single, salient and highly visible object appeared in full view at the center of the visual field and in the absence of any competing visual input. Surprisingly, fully half of the participants were unaware of the solitary object in front of their eyes. Dramatically, observers were blind even when the only stimulus on display was the face of U.S. President Barack Obama. We term this novel, counterintuitive phenomenon, Barack Obama Blindness (BOB). Employing a method that rules out putative memory effects by probing awareness immediately after presentation of the critical stimulus, we demonstrate that the BOB effect is a true failure of conscious vision. PMID:27047362

  14. Beyond Post-Racial Narratives: Barack Obama and the (Re)shaping of Racial Memory in US Schools and Society

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    Smith, William L.; Brown, Anthony L.

    2014-01-01

    Drawing from the work of "cultural memory" and "racial formation theory" (Omi and Winant 1994) we explore the ascension of Barack Obama as an illustration of how "race" is understood and remembered. This article focuses on the public media discourse of the 2012 Obama re-election to illustrate how the narrative morphed…

  15. President Barack Obama addresses the 146th Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Sciences

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    2009-01-01

    On April 27, 2009, President Barack Obama addressed members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) gathered at its 146th annual meeting in Washington, D.C. In his speech, the president shared his plans to give science and technology a central role in the nation's future and an immediate place in America's economic renewal. He outlined steps he is taking to increase research spending, achieve energy independence, and improve science education. Included was what Mr. Obama cited as the largest commitment to scientific research in American history—devoting more than 3% of our gross domestic product to research and development. “Next, we are restoring science to its rightful place,” Mr. Obama told a packed NAS auditorium audience. “Under my administration, the days of science taking a backseat to ideology are over.” He appealed to scientists' sense of personal responsibility to reach and educate young Americans: “I want to challenge you to use your love and knowledge of science to spark a sense of wonder and excitement in a new generation.” President Obama was welcomed to the National Academy of Sciences by President Ralph J. Cicerone and John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The following is a transcript of that speech.* PMID:19502426

  16. President Barack Obama addresses the 146th annual meeting of the National Academy of Sciences.

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    2009-06-16

    On April 27, 2009, President Barack Obama addressed members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) gathered at its 146th annual meeting in Washington, D.C. In his speech, the president shared his plans to give science and technology a central role in the nation's future and an immediate place in America's economic renewal. He outlined steps he is taking to increase research spending, achieve energy independence, and improve science education. Included was what Mr. Obama cited as the largest commitment to scientific research in American history-devoting more than 3% of our gross domestic product to research and development. "Next, we are restoring science to its rightful place," Mr. Obama told a packed NAS auditorium audience. "Under my administration, the days of science taking a backseat to ideology are over." He appealed to scientists' sense of personal responsibility to reach and educate young Americans: "I want to challenge you to use your love and knowledge of science to spark a sense of wonder and excitement in a new generation." President Obama was welcomed to the National Academy of Sciences by President Ralph J. Cicerone and John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The following is a transcript of that speech. PMID:19502426

  17. Continuing Inequity through Neoliberalism: The Conveyance of White Dominance in the Educational Policy Speeches of President Barack Obama

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    Hairston, Thomas W.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this critical discourse analysis is to examine how the political speeches and statements of President Barack Obama knowingly or unknowingly continue practices and policies of White privilege within educational policy and practice by constructing education in a neoliberal frame. With presidents having the ability to communicate…

  18. Continuing Inequity through Neoliberalism: The Conveyance of White Dominance in the Educational Policy Speeches of President Barack Obama

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    Hairston, Thomas W.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this critical discourse analysis is to examine how the political speeches and statements of President Barack Obama knowingly or unknowingly continue practices and policies of White privilege within educational policy and practice by constructing education in a neoliberal frame. With presidents having the ability to communicate

  19. Using group consciousness theories to understand political activism: case studies of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Ingo Hasselbach.

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    Duncan, Lauren E

    2010-12-01

    I describe and integrate several theories of group consciousness and collective action, along with 3 case studies of political activists. I have 2 goals: (1) to use the theories to help us understand something puzzling about each life and (2) to use the cases to complicate and expand the theories. Barack Obama's case raises the question of how someone with a politicized Black identity evolved into a politician working for all oppressed people and complicates racial identity development theory. Hillary Clinton's case raises the question of how a middle-class White girl raised in a conservative family became a prominent Democratic Party politician and complicates group consciousness theories by demonstrating the importance of generation and personality. Ingo Hasselbach's (a former German neo-Nazi leader) case illustrates relative deprivation theory and raises the question of whether theories developed to explain subordinate group consciousness can be applied to movements of dominant group consciousness. PMID:21039526

  20. Recasting the American Dream and American Politics: Barack Obama's Keynote Address to the 2004 Democratic National Convention

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    Rowland, Robert C.; Jones, John M.

    2007-01-01

    This essay draws upon the work of Northrop Frye to show that stories enacting the American Dream contain elements associated with romance, and briefly traces how Ronald Reagan and conservatives utilized the romance of the American Dream to the point that many Americans associated it exclusively with conservatism. The essay then details how Barack

  1. The Obama Books Boom

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    Roach, Ronald

    2009-01-01

    As Barack Obama's rise to power inspires a flood of books, scholars hope the publishing trend will yield serious analysis. Barack Obama's rise from Illinois politics to the U.S. presidency has inspired authors to produce a flood of books chronicling the 44th commander in chief's life story and political career. Obama's political odyssey invites

  2. The Obama Books Boom

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    Roach, Ronald

    2009-01-01

    As Barack Obama's rise to power inspires a flood of books, scholars hope the publishing trend will yield serious analysis. Barack Obama's rise from Illinois politics to the U.S. presidency has inspired authors to produce a flood of books chronicling the 44th commander in chief's life story and political career. Obama's political odyssey invites…

  3. Remembering President Barack Obama's inauguration and the landing of US Airways Flight 1549: a comparison of the predictors of autobiographical and event memory.

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    Koppel, Jonathan; Brown, Adam D; Stone, Charles B; Coman, Alin; Hirst, William

    2013-01-01

    We examined and compared the predictors of autobiographical memory (AM) consistency and event memory accuracy across two publicly documented yet disparate public events: the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States on January 20th 2009, and the emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549, off the coast of Manhattan, on January 15th 2009. We tracked autobiographical and event memories for both events, with assessments taking place within 2½ weeks of both events (Survey 1), and again between 3½ and 4 months after both events (Survey 2). In a series of stepwise regressions we found that the psychological variables of recalled emotional intensity and personal importance/centrality predicted AM consistency and event memory accuracy for the inauguration. Conversely, the rehearsal variables of covert rehearsal and media attention predicted, respectively, AM consistency and event memory accuracy for the plane landing. We conclude from these findings that different factors may underlie autobiographical and event memory for personally and culturally significant events (e.g., the inauguration), relative to noteworthy, yet less culturally significant, events (e.g., the plane landing). PMID:23301921

  4. Beyond Political Rhetoric and Discourse: What Type of Educational, Socio-Economic, and Political Change Should Educators Expect of President Barack Obama?

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    Orelus, Pierre W.

    2009-01-01

    This article critically analyzes Obama's singular political victory. The author begins by laying out current racial, socio-economic, educational and political challenges that await President-elect Obama. He goes on to analyze Obama's political discourse and then questions whether or not Obama would be able to meet these challenges. The author…

  5. Obama's "Postmodernism," Humanism and History

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    Peters, Michael A.

    2009-01-01

    The term "postmodernism" has recently been used to describe President Barack Obama, and not by just one commentator. Jonah Goldberg in a recent USA Today column, the author of "Liberal Fascism," advanced the notion that Obama is a postmodernist. Webster Griffin Tarpley, Bruce Marshall & Jonathon Mowat (2008) have written a book entitled "Obama:…

  6. Obama's "Postmodernism," Humanism and History

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    Peters, Michael A.

    2009-01-01

    The term "postmodernism" has recently been used to describe President Barack Obama, and not by just one commentator. Jonah Goldberg in a recent USA Today column, the author of "Liberal Fascism," advanced the notion that Obama is a postmodernist. Webster Griffin Tarpley, Bruce Marshall & Jonathon Mowat (2008) have written a book entitled "Obama:

  7. Cautiously, Scientists Put Faith in Obama Promise

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    Field, Kelly

    2009-01-01

    This article reports that academic researchers are optimistic that President Barack Obama's approach to science heralds a new era of support for their work. When Mr. Obama named his top science and technology advisers only weeks after being elected, many scientists celebrated. After eight years of an administration that many academics believed

  8. Is Montessori Ready for the Obama Generation?

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    Powell, Mark

    2009-01-01

    When Barack Obama announced his run for the presidency, he seemed an unlikely candidate. Against all odds, he was able to defeat an apparently overwhelming opposition by relating to the electorate in a more horizontal, collaborative manner. What Obama did differently was to empower the new, digitally active, younger political class by involving…

  9. Is Montessori Ready for the Obama Generation?

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    Powell, Mark

    2009-01-01

    When Barack Obama announced his run for the presidency, he seemed an unlikely candidate. Against all odds, he was able to defeat an apparently overwhelming opposition by relating to the electorate in a more horizontal, collaborative manner. What Obama did differently was to empower the new, digitally active, younger political class by involving

  10. Cautiously, Scientists Put Faith in Obama Promise

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    Field, Kelly

    2009-01-01

    This article reports that academic researchers are optimistic that President Barack Obama's approach to science heralds a new era of support for their work. When Mr. Obama named his top science and technology advisers only weeks after being elected, many scientists celebrated. After eight years of an administration that many academics believed…

  11. Obama Echoes Bush on Education Ideas

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    Robelen, Erik W.

    2009-01-01

    President Barack Obama campaigned on a message of change, but when it comes to K-12 education, he appears to be walking in the policy footsteps of his recent predecessors, including George W. Bush. Obama is sounding themes of accountability based on standards and assessments. He is delivering tough talk on teacher quality, including a call for…

  12. McCain, Obama Spar on Education

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    Hoff, David J.

    2008-01-01

    The campaigns of Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama engaged in a sharp and testy exchange on education last week, making the topic the center of debate for the first time since the long race for the presidency began. Neither candidate changed course on the policies he is promising to pursue. However, Obama sought to distinguish himself…

  13. Education in Obama's Second Term: Forward?

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    House, Jenny

    2012-01-01

    This election season, "Forward" was the watch-word of President Barack Obama's campaign. During the election battle, it stood for moving ahead with four more years of his leadership, and for the future-focused thinking the president espoused as a candidate. But what does "forward" mean for President Obama's second term in office as far as…

  14. Obama Echoes Bush on Education Ideas

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    Robelen, Erik W.

    2009-01-01

    President Barack Obama campaigned on a message of change, but when it comes to K-12 education, he appears to be walking in the policy footsteps of his recent predecessors, including George W. Bush. Obama is sounding themes of accountability based on standards and assessments. He is delivering tough talk on teacher quality, including a call for

  15. Glorious Burdens: Teaching Obama's History and the Long Civil Rights Movement

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    Slate, Nico

    2011-01-01

    As a young child, Barack Obama learned about the civil rights movement from his mother. Obama's mother strove to instill in her multiracial son pride in being more than just literally African American. There is much to learn from Obama's history, understood both as the story of his life and as what Obama himself has said about his past and the…

  16. Obama Plays Cheerleader for STEM

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    Robelen, Erik W.

    2010-01-01

    Amid a struggling economy, a raft of foreign-policy headaches, and the tail end of a heated campaign season, President Barack Obama carved out time in his schedule last month to watch students in the State Dining Room demonstrate a solar-powered model car, a water-purification system, and a soccer-playing robot. The science fair was the fifth

  17. Obama Plays Cheerleader for STEM

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    Robelen, Erik W.

    2010-01-01

    Amid a struggling economy, a raft of foreign-policy headaches, and the tail end of a heated campaign season, President Barack Obama carved out time in his schedule last month to watch students in the State Dining Room demonstrate a solar-powered model car, a water-purification system, and a soccer-playing robot. The science fair was the fifth…

  18. President Obama Arrives at Moffett Federal Airfield - Duration: 56 seconds.

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    President Barack Obama landed at Moffett Federal Airfield on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011 for a visit to Silicon Valley. NASA Ames Research Center is the operator of Moffett Field. He was welcomed to the...

  19. Advocates of Bilingual Education Eager to Embrace Obama as Ally

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    Zehr, Mary Ann

    2008-01-01

    Supporters of bilingual education are hoping that the election of Barack Obama as president will lead to a thaw in attitudes toward what they consider a proven educational method that has been ignored--or worse--by the Bush administration. Advocates are encouraged by the endorsement of bilingual education by President-elect Obama in the recent…

  20. Diplomatic Mission: President Obama's Path to Performance Pay

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    Smarick, Andy

    2011-01-01

    In his first major education speech as a presidential candidate, Senator Barack Obama affirmed his support of teachers unions. Less than two years later, in his first major education address as president, delivered to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in March 2009, Obama explicitly backed paying teachers for performance, a reform the unions…

  1. States Mull Obama's Call to Raise Compulsory-Attendance Age

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    Maxwell, Lesli A.

    2012-01-01

    President Barack Obama's call for every state to require school attendance until age 18 may spark a flurry of action in some statehouses, but changing attendance laws will do little by itself to drive down the nation's dropout rates, experts on the issue say. In his State of the Union address last month, President Obama said states should require…

  2. Obama signals fresh approach to science

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    Gwynne, Peter

    2009-02-01

    "More than ever before, science holds the key to our survival as a planet and our security and prosperity as a nation." Statements like these from US President Barack Obama have been widely applauded by the US scientific community. With several scientists already named to fill top posts in Obama's administration - which will feature physicists Steven Chu and John Holdren as energy secretary and presidential science advisor, respectively - it seems clear that he intends to back up his words with actions.

  3. Obama, where Art Thou? Hoping for Change in U.S. Education Policy

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    Au, Wayne

    2009-01-01

    In this essay, Wayne Au carefully considers the educational stance of Barack Obama by exploring the president's speeches and his personnel and policy choices. Au considers the election of Obama as a moment of possibility for change in American education, but also questions whether Obama's hopeful message about education will be fully realized,…

  4. Obama, where Art Thou? Hoping for Change in U.S. Education Policy

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    Au, Wayne

    2009-01-01

    In this essay, Wayne Au carefully considers the educational stance of Barack Obama by exploring the president's speeches and his personnel and policy choices. Au considers the election of Obama as a moment of possibility for change in American education, but also questions whether Obama's hopeful message about education will be fully realized,

  5. A Reading List for Barack--And the Rest of Us

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    Genco, Barbara

    2009-01-01

    With the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, and the most troops overseas since Richard Nixon's presidency, President-elect Barack Obama will certainly have his work cut out for him. But at least Obama is a reader (and a writer), and there is no better antidote to the stress of the present than an hour or so lost in a good book.…

  6. Obama Team's Advocacy Boosts Charter Momentum

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    Maxwell, Lesli A.

    2009-01-01

    President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have been championing charter schools for months, creating what some advocates believe is the most forceful national momentum to expand the largely independent public schools since the first charter opened nearly 20 years ago. That high-profile advocacy is being matched, moreover,

  7. Obama Pressing Boost for Pre-K

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    Klein, Alyson

    2013-01-01

    President Barack Obama used his first State of the Union address since winning re-election to put education at the center of his broader strategy to bolster the nation's economic prospects. He is proposing to dramatically expand preschool access for low- and middle-income children and to create a new competitive program aimed at helping high…

  8. Obama Gets to Work on Transition

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    Hoff, David J.

    2008-01-01

    President-elect Barack Obama and his team started work this week on a transition that includes searching for the people who will bring to life his agenda of expanding preschool, improving the quality of teachers, and fixing the major federal law in K-12 education. Within 24 hours of his election, the Illinois Democrat assigned a team of campaign…

  9. Obama Plan Champions E-Rate Fixes

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    Cavanagh, Sean

    2013-01-01

    President Barack Obama is calling for an ambitious overhaul of the federal E-rate program, a step that many education and technology advocates have been urging for years to improve what they see as schools' badly out-of-date technological capabilities. The administration intends to ask the Federal Communications Commission to consider rechanneling…

  10. Obama Team's Advocacy Boosts Charter Momentum

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    Maxwell, Lesli A.

    2009-01-01

    President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have been championing charter schools for months, creating what some advocates believe is the most forceful national momentum to expand the largely independent public schools since the first charter opened nearly 20 years ago. That high-profile advocacy is being matched, moreover,…

  11. President Obama Calls Atlantis and Station Crews - Duration: 8 minutes, 39 seconds.

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    President Barack Obama called the crews of Atlantis and the International Space Station today, noting that the final shuttle mission also "ushers in an exciting new era to push the frontiers of spa...

  12. Barack Obama and the Fight for Public Education

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    Ayers, William

    2009-01-01

    In this essay, William Ayers calls for a more vital and effective public education system, one guided by the basic democratic principle that all human beings are of incalculable and irreducible value. Ayers argues that to achieve such a system we must reclaim schools from the industrial model of the twentieth century and build classrooms that…

  13. Universities Look to Obama to Expand Their Role in Development Abroad

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    McMurtrie, Beth

    2009-01-01

    As the Obama administration takes office, educators involved in development work abroad look to the future with hope. Although the economic downturn may constrain the new president's ability to make financial commitments abroad, Barack Obama has said he wants to double the amount of foreign assistance provided by the United States to fight poverty…

  14. Education for Everyday People: Obstacles and Opportunities Facing the Obama Administration

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    Ladson-Billings, Gloria

    2009-01-01

    In this essay, Gloria Ladson-Billings describes her reaction to Barack Obama's election and her desire to share these historic moments with folks she considers "everyday people." She then looks to the future of education in the United States and highlights obstacles to the Obama administration's meaningful engagement with education issues.

  15. Education for Everyday People: Obstacles and Opportunities Facing the Obama Administration

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    Ladson-Billings, Gloria

    2009-01-01

    In this essay, Gloria Ladson-Billings describes her reaction to Barack Obama's election and her desire to share these historic moments with folks she considers "everyday people." She then looks to the future of education in the United States and highlights obstacles to the Obama administration's meaningful engagement with education issues.…

  16. Universities Look to Obama to Expand Their Role in Development Abroad

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    McMurtrie, Beth

    2009-01-01

    As the Obama administration takes office, educators involved in development work abroad look to the future with hope. Although the economic downturn may constrain the new president's ability to make financial commitments abroad, Barack Obama has said he wants to double the amount of foreign assistance provided by the United States to fight poverty

  17. Selective Amnesia and Racial Transcendence in News Coverage of President Obama's Inauguration

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    Hoerl, Kristen

    2012-01-01

    The mainstream press frequently characterized the election of President Barack Obama, the first African American US President, as the realization of Martin Luther King's dream, thus crafting a postracial narrative of national transcendence. I argue that this routine characterization of Obama's election functions as a site for the production of…

  18. Selective Amnesia and Racial Transcendence in News Coverage of President Obama's Inauguration

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    Hoerl, Kristen

    2012-01-01

    The mainstream press frequently characterized the election of President Barack Obama, the first African American US President, as the realization of Martin Luther King's dream, thus crafting a postracial narrative of national transcendence. I argue that this routine characterization of Obama's election functions as a site for the production of

  19. Obama sets out NASA's new mission to Mars

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    Gwynne, Peter

    2010-05-01

    US President Barack Obama has announced a new direction for NASA that includes plans to send astronauts to an asteroid by 2025. Speaking last month at Florida's Kennedy Space Center, the launching location for US manned spaceflights, Obama also called for a new "heavy-lift" rocket design to take astronauts on a mission to orbit Mars by the mid-2030s that will "eventually" be used to transport humans to the Martian surface.

  20. Obama Indicates Strong Support for Science

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    Showstack, Randy

    2009-05-01

    In remarks delivered at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) annual meeting on 27 April, U.S. President Barack Obama indicated his administration's strong support for science and for pursuing a clean energy economy. He also announced a goal that the United States “will devote more than 3% of our [gross domestic product] to research and development.” “This represents the largest commitment to scientific research and innovation in American history,” Obama said, noting that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act already is providing the nation with its largest single boost to investment in basic research.

  1. The Obama Era: A Post-Racial Society?

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    Lum, Lydia

    2009-01-01

    With Barack Obama ensconced as the nation's first Black president, plenty of voices in the national conversation are trumpeting America as a post-racial society--that race matters much less than it used to, that the boundaries of race have been overcome, that racism is no longer a big problem. In this article, longtime scholars whose life's work…

  2. Results of President Obama's Race to the Top

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    Howell, William G.

    2015-01-01

    Caught between extraordinary public expectations and relatively modest constitutional authority, U.S. presidents historically have fashioned all sorts of mechanisms--executive orders, proclamations, memoranda--by which to move their objectives forward. William Howell asserts that under President Barack Obama's administration, presidential

  3. States Welcome Obama Pre-K Proposal--Cautiously

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    Samuels, Christina A.

    2013-01-01

    Well before President Barack Obama vaulted early childhood learning to the top of the education agenda in his recent State of the Union address, states were taking steps to bolster their own preschool programs. More than a dozen states--including some, such as Hawaii and Mississippi, that have had no state-financed preschool programs in the…

  4. Obama Pushes Pre-K, Competitive Grants in Budget

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    Klein, Alyson

    2013-01-01

    President Barack Obama's latest budget proposal envisions a sweeping, multi-billion-dollar expansion of prekindergarten programs and doubles down on the administration's strategy of using competitive grants to drive big change in states and districts--all as school districts try to cope with the largest cuts to federal education spending in recent…

  5. Results of President Obama's Race to the Top

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    Howell, William G.

    2015-01-01

    Caught between extraordinary public expectations and relatively modest constitutional authority, U.S. presidents historically have fashioned all sorts of mechanisms--executive orders, proclamations, memoranda--by which to move their objectives forward. William Howell asserts that under President Barack Obama's administration, presidential…

  6. Obama Pushes Pre-K, Competitive Grants in Budget

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    Klein, Alyson

    2013-01-01

    President Barack Obama's latest budget proposal envisions a sweeping, multi-billion-dollar expansion of prekindergarten programs and doubles down on the administration's strategy of using competitive grants to drive big change in states and districts--all as school districts try to cope with the largest cuts to federal education spending in recent

  7. The Obama Era: A Post-Racial Society?

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    Lum, Lydia

    2009-01-01

    With Barack Obama ensconced as the nation's first Black president, plenty of voices in the national conversation are trumpeting America as a post-racial society--that race matters much less than it used to, that the boundaries of race have been overcome, that racism is no longer a big problem. In this article, longtime scholars whose life's work

  8. Obama Finding Teacher Support Secure, If Tepid: Policy Rifts Complicate Obama-Teacher Dance

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    Klein, Alyson

    2012-01-01

    Ask Antonio White what he thinks of Race to the Top--President Barack Obama's signature K-12 initiative--and the Florida teacher will tell you the competitive-grant program is a "difficult pill to swallow." Merit pay for teachers based partly on student test scores is "a joke," he says. He's also not a fan of expanding charter schools, or of U.S.…

  9. What's Post Racial Discourse Got to Do with It? Obama and the Implications for Multiculturalism in College Classrooms

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    Thorington Springer, Jennifer

    2014-01-01

    With the election and re-election of Barack Obama as the first Black President of the United States came the vexing yet perhaps expected conclusion that issues of race and ethnicity were no longer grave concerns. Somehow Obama's presence suggests the transcendence of race. While a nod to the political progress made in terms of social race…

  10. Obama Uses Funding, Executive Muscle to Make Often-Divisive Agenda a Reality

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    Klein, Alyson

    2012-01-01

    Back in 2008, it wasn't clear just where candidate Barack Obama's heart lay when it came to the big issues facing schools. Although Mr. Obama had been a community organizer, a law professor, and a state legislator, the junior U.S. senator from Illinois didn't have a long record on K-12 issues, and he rarely spoke about them in his presidential

  11. Obama Uses Funding, Executive Muscle to Make Often-Divisive Agenda a Reality

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    Klein, Alyson

    2012-01-01

    Back in 2008, it wasn't clear just where candidate Barack Obama's heart lay when it came to the big issues facing schools. Although Mr. Obama had been a community organizer, a law professor, and a state legislator, the junior U.S. senator from Illinois didn't have a long record on K-12 issues, and he rarely spoke about them in his presidential…

  12. Key Questions on the Obama Administration's 2013 Education Budget Request: Federal Education Budget Project. Issue Brief

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    New America Foundation, 2012

    2012-01-01

    President Barack Obama submitted his third budget request to Congress on February 13th, 2012. The budget request includes proposed funding levels for all federal programs and agencies in aggregate for the upcoming 10 fiscal years, and specific fiscal year 2013 funding levels for programs subject to the annual appropriations process. It is…

  13. Failure to Launch: Obama's New Teen Initiative Can Be Fixed, and Here's How

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    Smith, William; Wagoner, James

    2009-01-01

    President Barack Obama has proposed an end to abstinence-only-until-marriage funding as Americans have known it for the better part of the last decade. This marks a significant change in direction, one that finally brings science and evidence back into government policy. His leadership on this new direction will be essential in the coming…

  14. (Re)Storying Obama: An Examination of Recently Published Informational Texts

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    May, Laura A.; Holbrook, Teri; Meyers, Laura E.

    2010-01-01

    American publishers have published numerous children's books about Barack Obama over the past several years; most take the form of informational biographies. This article reports on a research project aimed at how these books incorporate sociohistorical narratives, particularly those related to the civil rights movement. Though the features of the…

  15. Summary and Analysis of President Obama's Education Budget Request, Fiscal Year 2012: Issue Brief

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    New America Foundation, 2011

    2011-01-01

    President Barack Obama submitted his third budget request to Congress on February 14th, 2011. The detailed budget request includes proposed funding levels for federal programs and agencies in aggregate for the upcoming 10 fiscal years, and specific fiscal year 2012 funding levels for individual programs subject to appropriations. Congress will use…

  16. Transforming and Improving American Education: A Memo to President-elect Obama. No. 7

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    Lips, Dan; Marshall, Jennifer A.

    2008-01-01

    The authors of this memo to President-elect Barack Obama state that many in Congress are now proposing that the federal government intervene to address a range of problems in education by creating new programs and federal subsidies, including public school infrastructure and construction, funding for runaway college tuition costs, and the costs of…

  17. Candidates' K-12 Views Take Shape: McCain and Obama Tussle On Choice, Teacher Issues

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    Klein, Alyson

    2008-01-01

    This article highlights the contrasting views between presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama on school choice and teacher issues. Senator McCain, R-Arizona, has pledged to direct federal money to alternative teacher-certification programs, give parents more direct access to supplemental educational services, and expand private school…

  18. Failure to Launch: Obama's New Teen Initiative Can Be Fixed, and Here's How

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    Smith, William; Wagoner, James

    2009-01-01

    President Barack Obama has proposed an end to abstinence-only-until-marriage funding as Americans have known it for the better part of the last decade. This marks a significant change in direction, one that finally brings science and evidence back into government policy. His leadership on this new direction will be essential in the coming

  19. The Obama Presidency and the Question of Social Justice: A Critical Analysis of the Meaningful Milestone

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    Hanks, Lawrence J.

    2009-01-01

    On January 20, 2009, essentially 200 years after the enactment of the embargo against the slave trade, 40 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Hussein Obama became the 44th President of the United States of America. Using the one drop rule for racial designation which has prevailed in the USA for most of its history,…

  20. Obama address touches on research, energy, and environmental issues

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    Showstack, Randy

    2012-02-01

    President Barack Obama's State of the Union message, delivered on 24 January, touched on the need for basic research, energy production, support for clean energy, and environmental protection, but it included just one passing reference to climate change. In addition, the speech made no note of the Administration's recent denial of a controversial application for the Keystone XL pipeline to transport crude oil from Canada to the United States and made just an elliptical reference regarding the bankrupt Solyndra Corporation, which the administration had touted as a clean energy company. Innovation "demands basic research," Obama said, adding that Congress should not "gut these investments in our budget." Noting that one promise for innovation is American-made energy, Obama said he is directing the administration to "open more than 75% of our potential offshore oil and gas resources."

  1. The second act. With Obama and the reform law here to stay, big decisions are ahead for healthcare.

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    Daly, Rich; Zigmond, Jessica

    2012-11-12

    The re-election of President Barack Obama to a second term and the preservation of a Democratic majority in the Senate removed doubts about the survival of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as the law of the land. PMID:23495400

  2. Re-Seeing Race in a Post-Obama Age: Asian American Studies, Comparative Ethnic Studies, and Intersectional Pedagogies

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    Schlund-Vials, Cathy J.

    2011-01-01

    Focused on comparative ethnic studies and intersectionality, the author commences with a discussion about Barack Obama's historic inauguration and the Asian American literature classroom. This essay argues that courses, programs, and departments focused on ethnicity, race, gender, class, and sexuality remain important precisely because they…

  3. Obama's Education Record

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    Petrilli, Michael; Eberhardt, Tyson

    2012-01-01

    In the fourth and final year of the first term of the Obama administration, enough time has elapsed to provide an opportunity for at least an interim assessment. Senator Lamar Alexander has commented that he has "a lot of admiration" for Obama's education secretary, Arne Duncan, and "respect" for the president's "positions on kindergarten through…

  4. Obama Budget Proposal Would Increase Science Agency Funding

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    Showstack, Randy

    2010-02-01

    Although the Obama administration’s $3.8 trillion U.S. federal budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2011, announced on 1 February, would push the federal deficit to $1.6 trillion and include a 3-year budget freeze for a number of nondefense programs, science and technology “are doing very well,” according to John Holdren, assistant to the president for science and technology. While President Barack Obama announced in his State of the Union speech his intention to hold down costs, it “did not mean he was imposing a mindless across-the-board freeze,” Holdren said at a 2 February briefing. “In making the tough decisions embodied in the 2011 budget, he managed to preserve and expand what most needed to be preserved and expanded in the government's investments in research and development, and in science, technology, engineering, and math education.”

  5. Obama Presents Far-Reaching Climate Plan, Addresses Keystone Pipeline Proposal

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    Showstack, Randy

    2013-07-01

    Stating that climate change "is a challenge that does not pause for partisan gridlock," U.S. President Barack Obama took matters into his own hands and presented a broad-based climate action plan on 25 June. The plan, which relies on existing administrative authority and does not require congressional approval, includes three primary objectives: cutting carbon pollution in the United States, preparing the nation for the impacts of climate change, and leading international efforts to address climate change.

  6. "So Let's Talk. Let's Chat. Let's Start a Dialog": An Analysis of the Conversation Metaphor Employed in Clinton's and Obama's YouTube Campaign Clips

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    Duman, Steve; Locher, Miriam A.

    2008-01-01

    This paper examines how two American presidential candidates, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, make use of a VIDEO EXCHANGE IS CONVERSATION metaphor on YouTube, a channel of communication that allows the exchange of video clips on the Internet. It is argued that the politicians exploit the metaphor for its connotations of creating involvement and…

  7. Building toward Completion: Five Years into President Obama's 2020 Completion Initiative, Some Community Colleges Find Ways to Move the Needle on Student Success

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    Pierce, Dennis

    2015-01-01

    In 2009, President Barack Obama announced the 2020 College Completion initiative. The goal: By 2020, the United States will have the greatest proportion of citizens who are college graduates, compared with the rest of the world. On a national level, however, the average six-year completion rate hasn't changed much in the more than five years since…

  8. Changes in Racial Identity among African American College Students Following the Election of Barack Obama

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    Fuller-Rowell, Thomas E.; Burrow, Anthony L.; Ong, Anthony D.

    2011-01-01

    The current study considered the influence of the 2008 presidential election on the racial identity of African American college students (M[subscript age] = 19.3 years; 26.3% male). The design of the study consisted of 2 components: longitudinal and daily. The longitudinal component assessed 3 dimensions of racial identity (centrality, private…

  9. Changes in racial identity among African American college students following the election of Barack Obama.

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    Fuller-Rowell, Thomas E; Burrow, Anthony L; Ong, Anthony D

    2011-11-01

    The current study considered the influence of the 2008 presidential election on the racial identity of African American college students (M(age) = 19.3 years; 26.3% male). The design of the study consisted of 2 components: longitudinal and daily. The longitudinal component assessed 3 dimensions of racial identity (centrality, private regard, and public regard) 2 weeks before and 5 months after the election, and the daily diary component assessed racial identity and identity exploration on the days immediately before and after the election. Daily items measuring identity exploration focused on how much individuals thought about issues relating to their race. Analyses considered the immediate effects of the election on identity exploration and the extent to which changes in exploration were shaped by racial identity measured prior to the election. We also considered immediate and longer term changes in racial identity following the election and the extent to which longer term changes were conditioned by identity exploration. Findings suggest that the election served as an "encounter" experience (Cross, 1991, 1995, pp. 60-61), which led to increases in identity exploration. Moreover, analyses confirmed that changes in identity exploration were most pronounced among those with higher levels of racial centrality. Results also suggest that the election had both an immediate and a longer term influence on racial identity, which in some instances was conditioned by identity exploration. PMID:21910535

  10. What Has President Obama Done?

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    Jennings, Jack

    2012-01-01

    In the election battle between former Gov. Mitt Romney and President Obama, the writer looks at Obama's record and concludes he's earned a second shot, especially considering how different his policies are from his competitor's. Amid a climate of scarce resources and even scarcer political goodwill, President Obama has taken steps to provide all…

  11. What Has President Obama Done?

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    Jennings, Jack

    2012-01-01

    In the election battle between former Gov. Mitt Romney and President Obama, the writer looks at Obama's record and concludes he's earned a second shot, especially considering how different his policies are from his competitor's. Amid a climate of scarce resources and even scarcer political goodwill, President Obama has taken steps to provide all

  12. Obama Outlines NCLB Flexibility

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    McNeil, Michele; Klein, Alyson

    2011-01-01

    The Obama administration will waive cornerstone requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, including the 2014 deadline for all students to be proficient in math and reading/language arts, and will give states the freedom to set their own student-achievement goals and design their own interventions for failing schools. In exchange for that…

  13. The 2008 Charles H. Thompson Lecture-Colloquium Presentation: From Du Bois to Obama--The Education of Peoples of African Descent in the United States in the 21st Century

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    Lee, Carol D.

    2009-01-01

    This article presents the text of a lecture delivered by American Educational Research Association President Carol D. Lee at the 29th Annual Charles H. Thompson Lecture-Colloquium Series which was held on November 5, 2008. In her lecture, Lee discussed several points of similarities between W. E. B. Du Bois and President Barack Obama. These…

  14. "White People Don't Work at McDonald's" and Other Shadow Stories from the Field: Analyzing Preservice Teachers' Use of Obama's Race Speech to Teach for Social Justice

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    Davila, Denise

    2011-01-01

    This study investigates the outcomes of two novice preservice teachers' (PSTs') attempts at taking up the roles of critical guides (Damico & Apol, 2008) to mediate discussions about racism in response to President Barack Obama's (2008) campaign speech "A More Perfect Union." With the objective of teaching for social justice, these PSTs initiated…

  15. Participatory and social media to engage youth: from the Obama campaign to public health practice.

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    Goodman, Jordi; Wennerstrom, Ashley; Springgate, Benjamin F

    2011-01-01

    Barack Obama's successful campaign for the presidency has been widely attributed to the use of social networking sites, mobile devices, and interactive websites to engage previously hard-to-reach populations in political activity. Campaign communication strategies may be applicable for youth health promotion efforts, particularly for the highly stigmatized issue of mental health. In this article, we examine elements of the 2008 Obama presidential campaign's use of social media technologies and content designed to foster effective political participation among youth. We outline how the same social media technologies may be applied to public health efforts focused on reaching and providing services to the 20% of young people who have a diagnosable mental disorder. We discuss the strengths and limitations of the application of these media to date, and raise questions about the future use of these media for engaging hard-to-reach populations in addressing stigmatized public health issues. PMID:22352086

  16. Obama Boosts Science Education During White House Student Fair

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    Showstack, Randy

    2010-10-01

    With the East Room of the White House flush with Nobel laureates and government officials, including freshly sworn-in U.S. National Science Foundation director Subra Suresh, President Barack Obama honored dozens of students who participated in a White House science fair on 18 October. The fair—many of whose participants have won other science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) competitions—is part of a series of events that culminated 23-24 October in the USA Science and Engineering Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D. C., and at 50 satellite events around the country. “We welcome championship sports teams to the White House to celebrate their victories,” Obama said, noting that the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team, New Orleans Saints football team, and others have been to the White House. “I thought we ought to do the same thing for the winners of science fair and robotic contests and math competitions, because often we don’t give these victories the attention that they deserve. When you win first place at a science fair, nobody is rushing the field or dumping Gatorade over your head [in celebration].”

  17. Obama Announces Science Education Goal at White House Science Fair

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    Showstack, Randy

    2012-02-01

    With student participants in the second annual White House Science Fair as a backdrop, President Barack Obama announced on 7 February programs to help prepare new math and science teachers and to meet a new goal of having 1 million more U.S. college graduates in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) over the next decade than there would be at the current graduation rate. That goal is outlined in a report entitled “Engage to excel,” by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), released the same day. Obama also announced several other initiatives, including a $22 million private-sector investment, led by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, to invest in STEM teacher training. After he toured the science fair projects, Obama said the science fair students “inspire” him. “What impresses me so much is not just how smart you are, but it's the fact that you recognize you've got a responsibility to use your talents in service of something bigger than yourselves,” he said. What these young people are doing is “going to make a bigger difference in the life of our country over the long term than just about anything,” adding, “We've got to emphasize how important this is and recognize these incredible young people who are doing that that I couldn't even imagine thinking about at fifth grade or eighth grade or in high school.”

  18. From biodefence to biosecurity: the Obama administration's strategy for countering biological threats.

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    Koblentz, Gregory D

    2012-01-01

    The Seventh Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC), the first international treaty to outlaw an entire class of weapons, was held in Geneva in December 2011. On 7 December, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton became the highest-ranking US government official to address a BWC meeting. Secretary Clinton told the assembled delegation that ‘we view the risk of bioweapons attack as both a serious national security challenge and a foreign policy priority’. At the same time, she warned that a large-scale disease outbreak ‘could cripple an already fragile global economy’. Secretary Clinton's speech reflected a new understanding that the range of biological threats to international security has expanded from state-sponsored biological warfare programmes to include biological terrorism, dual-use research and naturally occurring infectious diseases such as pandemics. Recognizing these changes, President Barack Obama released a new national strategy for countering biological threats in 2009. This strategy represents a shift in thinking away from the George W. Bush administration's focus on biodefence, which emphasized preparing for and responding to biological weapon attacks, to the concept of biosecurity, which includes measures to prevent, prepare for and respond to naturally occurring and man-made biological threats. The Obama administration's biosecurity strategy seeks to reduce the global risk of naturally occurring and deliberate disease outbreaks through prevention, international cooperation, and maximizing synergies between health and security. The biosecurity strategy is closely aligned with the Obama administration's broader approach to foreign policy, which emphasizes the pragmatic use of smart power, multilateralism and engagement to further the national interest. This article describes the Obama administration's biosecurity strategy; highlights elements of continuity and change from the policies of the Bush administration; discusses how it fits into Obama's broader foreign policy agenda; and analyses critical issues that will have to be addressed in order to implement the strategy successfully. PMID:22400153

  19. Key Obama officials leave administration

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    Showstack, Randy

    2013-01-01

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is one of the latest members of the Obama administration to announce that he is leaving his position near the start of President Obama's second term in office. Salazar, who has served as interior secretary since January 2009, intends to leave the department by the end of March, the department noted on 16 January. Salazar joins a number of other key officials who are planning to leave the administration. They include Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration administrator Jane Lubchenco, and U.S. Geological Survey director Marcia McNutt.

  20. Recasting the American Dream and American Politics: Barack Obama's Keynote Address to the 2004 Democratic National Convention

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    Rowland, Robert C.; Jones, John M.

    2007-01-01

    This essay draws upon the work of Northrop Frye to show that stories enacting the American Dream contain elements associated with romance, and briefly traces how Ronald Reagan and conservatives utilized the romance of the American Dream to the point that many Americans associated it exclusively with conservatism. The essay then details how Barack…

  1. Science Receives Broad Support in Obama Administration's Proposed Budget

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    Showstack, Randy

    2011-02-01

    With the U.S. federal deficit on target to hit $1.5 trillion this year, President Barack Obama's proposed federal budget of $3.73 trillion for fiscal year (FY) 2012, which begins on 1 October, has been greeted with mixed reviews since its release on 14 February. The proposal, which calls for a 5-year overall freeze on discretionary spending outside of security, generally is favorable for science and science agencies—particularly the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) laboratories. However, some other agencies and bureaus, including the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), do not fare as well. A number of Republicans in Congress have panned the budget. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), chair of the House of Representatives Committee on the Budget, said the president “has failed to tackle the urgent fiscal and economic threats before us.” Also, with the FY 2011 budget never having been enacted, House Committee on Appropriations chair Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) introduced a continuing resolution (H.R. 1) on 11 February that would fund the federal government for the remainder of the current fiscal year at a level $100 billion below the administration's request for this year.

  2. Participatory and Social Media to Engage Youth: From the Obama Campaign to Public Health Practice

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    Goodman, Jordi; Wennerstrom, Ashley; Springgate, Benjamin F.

    2013-01-01

    Barack Obama’s successful campaign for the presidency has been widely attributed to the use of social networking sites, mobile devices, and interactive websites to engage previously hard-to-reach populations in political activity. Campaign communication strategies may be applicable for youth health promotion efforts, particularly for the highly stigmatized issue of mental health. In this article, we examine elements of the 2008 Obama presidential campaign’s use of social media technologies and content designed to foster effective political participation among youth. We outline how the same social media technologies may be applied to public health efforts focused on reaching and providing services to the 20% of young people who have a diagnosable mental disorder. We discuss the strengths and limitations of the application of these media to date, and raise questions about the future use of these media for engaging hard-to-reach populations in addressing stigmatized public health issues. PMID:22352086

  3. The two worlds of race revisited: a meditation on race in the age of Obama.

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    Early, Gerald

    2011-01-01

    Nearly fifty years ago, the American Academy organized a conference and two issues of its journal "Daedalus" on the topic of "The Negro American." The project engaged top intellectuals and policy-makers around the conflicts and limitations of mid-1960s liberalism in dealing with race. Specifically, they grappled with the persistent question of how to integrate a forced-worker population that had been needed but that was socially undesirable once its original purpose no longer existed. Today, racism has been discredited as an idea and legally sanctioned segregation belongs to the past, yet the question the conference participants explored -- in essence, how to make the unwanted wanted -- still remains. Recent political developments and anticipated demographic shifts, however, have recast the terms of the debate. Gerald Early, guest editor for the present volume, uses Barack Obama's election to the presidency as a pretext for returning to the central question of "The Negro American" project and, in turn, asking how white liberalism will fare in the context of a growing minority population in the United States. Placing his observations alongside those made by John Hope Franklin in 1965, Early positions his essay, and this issue overall, as a meditation on how far we have come in America to reach "the age of Obama" and at the same time how far we have to go before we can overcome "the two worlds of race." PMID:21465840

  4. President Obama and Family Visit KSC - Duration: 81 seconds.

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    President Obama, accompanied by First Lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters, visited NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on Friday, Apr. 29. The First Family then boarded the Marine One helicopter ...

  5. Education Nation: Obama, Romney Outline Different K-12, Postsecondary Priorities

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    Dervarics, Charles

    2012-01-01

    With negative ads already rampant on radio and TV, it's clear that President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney differ on most issues. That statement carries over to education as well, as both offer starkly different views on K-12 and higher education policy for the fall campaign. Obama is touting a large increase in Pell Grants…

  6. President Obama and Family Arrive at Kennedy Space Center - Duration: 3 minutes, 10 seconds.

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    President Obama, accompanied by First Lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters, arrive aboard Air Force One at the Cape Canaveral AFS near NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at approximately 2 p.m. E...

  7. At last...?: Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, race & history.

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    Griffin, Farah Jasmine

    2011-01-01

    In this essay, Griffin brings to the fore two extraordinary black women of our age: First Lady Michelle Obama and entertainment mogul Beyoncé Knowles. Both women signify change in race relations in America, yet both reveal that the history of racial inequality in this country is far from over. As an Ivy League-educated descendent of slaves, Michelle Obama is not just unfamiliar to the mainstream media and the Washington political scene; during the 2008 presidential campaign, she was vilified as angry and unpatriotic. Beyoncé, who controls the direction of her career in a way that pioneering black women entertainers could not, has nonetheless styled herself in ways that recall the distinct racial history of the Creole South. Griffin considers how Michelle Obama's and Beyoncé's use of their respective family histories and ancestry has bolstered or diminished their popular appeal. PMID:21473165

  8. Obama's American Graduation Initiative: Race, Conservative Modernization, and a Logic of Abstraction

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    Kuntz, Aaron M.; Gildersleeve, Ryan Evely; Pasque, Penny A.

    2011-01-01

    The American Graduation Initiative stands as the cornerstone of the Obama administration's higher education agenda. To investigate the state of the politics of education in the Age of Obama, this article employs critical discourse analysis to unveil the hidden meanings and ideological commitments inherent in Obama's policy discourse. Read within

  9. Obama's American Graduation Initiative: Race, Conservative Modernization, and a Logic of Abstraction

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    Kuntz, Aaron M.; Gildersleeve, Ryan Evely; Pasque, Penny A.

    2011-01-01

    The American Graduation Initiative stands as the cornerstone of the Obama administration's higher education agenda. To investigate the state of the politics of education in the Age of Obama, this article employs critical discourse analysis to unveil the hidden meanings and ideological commitments inherent in Obama's policy discourse. Read within…

  10. Key Questions on the Obama Administration's 2014 Education Budget Request. Issue Brief

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    New America Foundation, 2013

    2013-01-01

    President Obama sent his fiscal year 2014 budget request to Congress on April 10, 2013. The New America Foundation's Education Policy Program released this subsequent issue brief, "Key Questions on the Obama Administration's 2014 Budget Request." Obama's budget request totals $71.2 billion in appropriations funding for the U.S. Department of…

  11. Even under Obama's Plan, Pell Grants Trail Tuition

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    Field, Kelly

    2009-01-01

    Making Pell Grants an entitlement and tying the maximum award to a measure of inflation, as President Obama has proposed, would probably yield larger awards and stop the cycle of shortfalls that have plagued the program. The president's plan, which would index the maximum award to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) plus one percentage point, probably

  12. Fair, Flexible and Focused: President Obama's Blueprint for Accountability

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    US Department of Education, 2011

    2011-01-01

    "No Child Left Behind" (NCLB) has helped focus the conversation about school reform on student achievement. It shines a bright light on the achievement gap. For the first time, schools are reporting information about how they are serving all students. NCLB has many flaws. President Obama's blueprint for reform will fix NCLB's flaws by: (1) Asking…

  13. Envisioning Workforce Training Differently: The Obama "Free" Community College Initiative

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    Holland, Brian

    2015-01-01

    Education, particularly at the post-secondary level, does not come cheaply in the USA, with the increase in annual tuition costs far outpacing the inflation rate during the same time period. A core tenet of US President Obama's domestic policy agenda is the belief that increased educational attainment can potentially lead to better economic…

  14. Even under Obama's Plan, Pell Grants Trail Tuition

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    Field, Kelly

    2009-01-01

    Making Pell Grants an entitlement and tying the maximum award to a measure of inflation, as President Obama has proposed, would probably yield larger awards and stop the cycle of shortfalls that have plagued the program. The president's plan, which would index the maximum award to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) plus one percentage point, probably…

  15. Obama Pick Shows Focus on Training Work Force

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    Field, Kelly

    2009-01-01

    In the latest sign of the growing national prominence of community colleges, President Obama has named the chancellor of a two-year-college district to the government's top postsecondary-education position. The nominee for under secretary of education, Martha J. Kanter, is head of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, in Silicon Valley.…

  16. A Pragmatic Study of Barak Obama's Political Propaganda

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    Al-Ameedi, Riyadh Tariq Kadhim; Khudhier, Zina Abdul Hussein

    2015-01-01

    This study investigates, pragmatically, the language of five electoral political propaganda texts delivered by Barak Obama. It attempts to achieve the following aims: (1) identifying the speech acts used in political propaganda, (2) showing how politicians utilize Grice's maxims and the politeness principle in issuing their propaganda, (3)…

  17. Envisioning Workforce Training Differently: The Obama "Free" Community College Initiative

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    Holland, Brian

    2015-01-01

    Education, particularly at the post-secondary level, does not come cheaply in the USA, with the increase in annual tuition costs far outpacing the inflation rate during the same time period. A core tenet of US President Obama's domestic policy agenda is the belief that increased educational attainment can potentially lead to better economic

  18. Obama administration outlines new strategy for wildfire season

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    Wendel, JoAnna

    2014-04-01

    As the wildfire season approaches, the Obama administration has released its new National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy, developed by federal, state, tribal, and community partners. The strategy outlines new approaches to maintain healthy `landscapes, prepare communities for the fire season, and better address the nation's fire threats. "Through more strategic coordination with local communities the National Cohesive Strategy will help us better protect 46 million homes in 70,000 communities from catastrophic wildfires," U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.

  19. Space Station Crew Sends Greetings to President Obama - Duration: 2 minutes, 49 seconds.

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    International Space Station Commander Koichi Wakata from the Japanese space agency joins NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson in a welcome message from orbit during President Obama's ...

  20. President Obama and Education: The Possibility for Dramatic Improvements in Teaching and Learning

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    Darling-Hammond, Linda

    2009-01-01

    From the unique perspective gained heading Obama's education policy transition team, Darling-Hammond describes President Obama's commitment to making the education of every child a collective responsibility and reviews the major tenets of the new administration's plans for education. She reflects on the importance of suggested policy changes,…

  1. Obama's 2013 Education Budget and Blueprint: A Costly Expansion of Federal Control. Backgrounder, No. 2677

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    Burke, Lindsey M.; Sheffield, Rachel

    2012-01-01

    President Obama's FY 2013 budget request includes another major spending increase for the Department of Education--2.5 percent more than last year--to nearly $70 billion. American taxpayers are calling for spending restraint in Washington, yet President Obama's proposals would exacerbate the existing bureaucratic maze of federal programs and…

  2. Health Reform and the Obama Administration: Reflections in Mid-2010

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    Marmor, Theodore R.

    2010-01-01

    The reforms that finally emerged from the Obama administration's initiative were the result of a year of nasty, demagogic and misleading claims in the US public forum, coupled with the complexities of crafting legislation that stood a chance of passing both the House of Representatives and the Senate. The resulting “hybrid” approach to healthcare reform produced a conservative strategy that ignores the experience of other wealthy democracies. More significantly, its long period of implementation, given a possible change of administration in 2012, increases uncertainty regarding whether and how reforms will be rolled out by 2014 and after. PMID:21804835

  3. 3 CFR 8630 - Proclamation 8630 of February 28, 2011. Women's History Month, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... care and child care, support for family caregivers, and the enforcement of equal pay laws. I have also... shatter. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the... thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA...

  4. 3 CFR 8515 - Proclamation 8515 of May 6, 2010. Military Spouse Appreciation Day, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... spouses also care for our wounded warriors and honor the memory of our Nation's fallen heroes, including... servicemembers and, in doing so, help defend our Nation and preserve our liberty. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA...-fourth.BARACK OBAMA...

  5. 3 CFR 8911 - Proclamation 8911 of November 30, 2012. National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ..., and focused on the road. Educators, health care providers, and community leaders can join in that....WhiteHouse.gov/ONDCP and www.NHTSA.gov/Impaired. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the....BARACK OBAMA...

  6. 3 CFR 9054 - Proclamation 9054 of October 31, 2013. National Native American Heritage Month, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... and Universities, made tribal health care more accessible, and streamlined leasing regulations to put..., I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me...-eighth.BARACK OBAMA...

  7. 3 CFR 8778 - Proclamation 8778 of March 1, 2012. American Red Cross Month, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... lifesaving care and supplies, but also hope for a brighter tomorrow. During American Red Cross Month, we pay..., I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America and Honorary Chairman of the American Red... thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  8. 3 CFR 8751 - Proclamation 8751 of November 3, 2011. Veterans Day, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... serve by working tirelessly to give them the care, the benefits, and the opportunities they have earned... our Nation’s veterans. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do... thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  9. 3 CFR 8560 - Proclamation 8560 of September 10, 2010. National Grandparents Day, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... models for their immeasurable acts of love, care, and understanding. Grandparents witness great..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in... two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA...

  10. 3 CFR 8470 - Proclamation 8470 of January 4, 2010. National Mentoring Month, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... and ensure our children have access to high-quality health care, but the advice and example of a..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in....BARACK OBAMA...

  11. 3 CFR 9017 - Proclamation 9017 of September 13, 2013. National Farm Safety and Health Week, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... roadways with care, and I ask communities to remember agricultural workers' needs in setting up health.... NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority... hundred and thirty-eighth.BARACK OBAMA...

  12. 3 CFR 8449 - Proclamation 8449 of October 30, 2009. National Native American Heritage Month, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... affordable health care. While funding increases do not make up for past deficiencies, they do reflect our..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in....BARACK OBAMA...

  13. 3 CFR 8902 - Proclamation 8902 of November 7, 2012. Veterans Day, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... they have earned, the care they deserve, and the fullest opportunity to keep their families strong and...'s veterans. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby... thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  14. 3 CFR 8498 - Proclamation 8498 of April 16, 2010. National Park Week, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... System. For nearly 100 years, the American people have entrusted the National Park Service (NPS) to care... sustain our parks for generations to come. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States...-fourth.BARACK OBAMA...

  15. 3 CFR 8927 - Proclamation 8927 of January 18, 2013. Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... neighborhoods with persistent violence, underfunded schools, and inadequate health care, holding little hope and... the most diverse Nation on earth. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of... hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  16. 3 CFR 8994 - Proclamation 8994 of June 14, 2013. National Small Business Week, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... Care Act so small businesses can make quality, affordable health insurance available to all their..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in... thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  17. 3 CFR 8834 - Proclamation 8834 of June 1, 2012. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... expanded hospital visitation rights for LGBT patients and their loved ones, and under the Affordable Care... openly and freely. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue... thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  18. Regulation of Genetic Tests

    MedlinePlus

    ... to all clinical laboratory tests. Then-Senator Barack Obama (D-IL), with co-sponsorship from Senator Richard ... Medicine Act of 2006 introduced by Senator Barack Obama and Senator Richard Burr. Top of page Genetic ...

  19. 3 CFR 8795 - Proclamation 8795 of April 2, 2012. World Autism Awareness Day, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    .... Under the Affordable Care Act, new insurance plans are required to cover autism screenings and... chance at achieving the American dream. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States... thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  20. 3 CFR 8354 - Proclamation 8354 of April 1, 2009. National Cancer Control Month, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... survivors, health care providers, researchers, advocates, and others involved in this struggle to work..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in...-third.BARACK OBAMA...

  1. 3 CFR 8491 - Proclamation 8491 of April 1, 2010. National Donate Life Month, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    .... Together, we can save lives and give hope to countless American families. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA... upon health care professionals, volunteers, educators, government agencies, faith-based and community... the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA...

  2. 3 CFR 8879 - Proclamation 8879 of October 1, 2012. National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... abuse. Alongside them, coalitions of teachers, faith-based groups, health care providers, law... happiness. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the... thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  3. 3 CFR 8713 - Proclamation 8713 of September 15, 2011. National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... country’s flag. We honor their sacrifice, and we must care for their families and pursue the fullest... the sacrifices made to defend our Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United....BARACK OBAMA...

  4. 3 CFR 9005 - Proclamation 9005 of August 30, 2013. National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... Affordable Care Act expands mental health and substance use disorder benefits and Federal parity protections... moving along the life-saving path to recovery. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United... thirty-eighth.BARACK OBAMA...

  5. 76 FR 76981 - Request for Public Comments Concerning U.S.-Canada Action Plan for Perimeter Security and...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-12-09

    ... secure. On February 4, 2011, President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced..., 2011, President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Harper announced the Beyond the Border Action...

  6. Obama quickly signals He means business on Green issues

    SciTech Connect

    2009-06-15

    President Obama has indicated that the U.S. will join the international community to find a resolution to the critical issue of climate change, but has made it clear that all major emitters must join the effort for it to be effective. The US is likely to agree to cut its emissions by 80 percent by 2050. The toughest task will be to convince a reluctant U.S. Congress to agree to comprehensive carbon legislation and to abide by any agreements reached in Copenhagen. Companies investing in such goods and services as coal-fired power plants and gas guzzling cars could start to incur heavy economic penalties in the near future for their greenhouse gas output.

  7. President Obama Speaks with the STS-133 Crew - Duration: 6 minutes, 19 seconds.

    NASA Video Gallery

    President Obama talks with all twelve Discovery and International Space Station crew members about their missions and the importance of their work in space. Joining the president at the White House...

  8. Obama health care for all Americans: practical implications.

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    Manchikanti, Laxmaiah; Hirsch, Joshua A

    2009-01-01

    Rapidly rising health care costs over the decades have prompted the application of business practices to medicine with goals of improving the efficiency, restraining expenses, and increasing quality. Average health insurance premiums and individual contributions for family coverage have increased approximately 120% from 1999 to 2008. Health care spending in the United States is stated to exceed 4 times the national defense, despite the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The U.S. health care system has been blamed for inefficiencies, excessive administrative expenses, inflated prices, inappropriate waste, and fraud and abuse. While many people lack health insurance, others who do have health insurance allegedly receive care ranging from superb to inexcusable. In criticism of health care in the United States and the focus on savings, methodologists, policy makers, and the public in general seem to ignore the major disadvantages of other global health care systems and the previous experiences of the United States to reform health care. Health care reform is back with the Obama administration with great expectations. It is also believed that for the first time since 1993, momentum is building for policies that would move the United States towards universal health insurance. President Obama has made health care a central part of his domestic agenda, with spending and investments in Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and proposed 2010 budget. It is the consensus now that since we have a fiscal emergency, Washington is willing to deal with the health care crisis. Many of the groups long opposed to reform, appear to be coming together to accept a major health care reform. Reducing costs is always at the center of any health care debate in the United States. These have been focused on waste, fraud, and abuse; administrative costs; improving the quality with health technology information dissemination; and excessive regulations on the health care industry in the United States. Down payment on health care reform, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and CHIP include many provisions to reach towards universal health care. PMID:19305481

  9. Dear President Obama and Secretary Duncan: You Are Looking through the Wrong Window

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    Stevens, Lisa Patel; Piazza, Peter

    2010-01-01

    In this policy analysis column, we use the analytic tools of frame analysis to explore the ideologies, implicit and explicit, in the Obama administration's educational policies. In particular, we explore the ways that the initiatives are being framed through an oversimplified view of the "problem" in education and a capitalist-based approach to…

  10. "Educate to Innovate": How the Obama Plan for STEM Education Falls Short. Backgrounder. No. 2504

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    Burke, Lindsey M.; McNeill, Jena Baker

    2011-01-01

    President Obama's Educate to Innovate initiative has provided billions in additional federal funding for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs across the country. The Administration's recognition of the importance of STEM education-- for global competitiveness as well as for national security--is good and…

  11. The Impact of Health Care and Immigration Reform on Latino Support for President Obama and Congress

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    Sanchez, Gabriel R.; Medeiros, Jillian; Sanchez-Youngman, Shannon

    2012-01-01

    At the start of their term, the Obama administration pledged to reform two failing policy systems in the United States: immigration and health care. The Latino populations' attitudes toward these two critical policy areas are particularly relevant due to the large foreign born population in the Latino community and the large number of Latinos who

  12. Health on hold. But Obama legislation would let them live in U.S. legally.

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    Barr, Paul

    2013-02-01

    The Obama administration's plan that would give many illegal immigrants a path to stay in the U.S. legally leaves out one thing: federally subsidized access to health insurance coverage. "I think that gives immigrants a mixed message about how welcome they will be," says Sonal Ambegaokar, left, of the National Immigration Law Center. PMID:23437478

  13. Equity and Empathy: Toward Racial and Educational Achievement in the Obama Era

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    Carter, Prudence L.

    2009-01-01

    Reflecting on the 2008 election, Prudence Carter challenges the popular notion that President Obama's victory is symbolic of a postracial society in the United States. Citing statistics about the opportunity gap that still exists in our nation's schools--as well as the recent Supreme Court cases that served to halt racial desegregation--Carter…

  14. The Impact of Health Care and Immigration Reform on Latino Support for President Obama and Congress

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    Sanchez, Gabriel R.; Medeiros, Jillian; Sanchez-Youngman, Shannon

    2012-01-01

    At the start of their term, the Obama administration pledged to reform two failing policy systems in the United States: immigration and health care. The Latino populations' attitudes toward these two critical policy areas are particularly relevant due to the large foreign born population in the Latino community and the large number of Latinos who…

  15. Reclaiming Our Freedom to Teach: Education Reform in the Obama Era

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    Behrent, Megan

    2009-01-01

    High school teacher Megan Behrent reflects on the impact of Obama's election on the students in her high school classroom. Obliged to temper her students' joyful exuberance on the morning of November 5, 2008, Behrent found that the election fervor highlighted for her the ways that schooling under NCLB has constrained both educators and students,…

  16. The Historically Black College and University Community and the Obama Administration: A Lesson in Communication

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    Gasman, Marybeth; Collins, Heather

    2014-01-01

    The Obama administration has some improbable critics: members of the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) community. What started out as carefully worded commentaries have given way to more direct criticisms and complaints about the administration's policies affecting HBCUs. Although some of these gripes can be attributed to

  17. Educating Latino Immigrant Students in the Twenty-First Century: Principles for the Obama Administration

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    Suarez-Orozco, Carola; Suarez-Orozco, Marcelo M.

    2009-01-01

    In this essay, Carola Suarez-Orozco and Marcelo Suarez-Orozco address one of the most critical challenges facing President Obama's administration: meeting the educational needs of Latino and other immigrant children in the United States. The authors first provide a brief overview of past policies and agendas that have created a situation in which…

  18. From Paternalism to Self-Advocacy: Obama's Community College Graduation Strategy and Students with Disabilities

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    Fogg, Neeta P.; Harrington, Paul E.

    2009-01-01

    President Obama recently asked community colleges across the nation to take on a central role in his economic policy by awarding 5 million new associate degrees over the next decade. Those familiar with community college data know this is a daunting task for the nation's public two-year college system. In order to meet the challenge, the nation's…

  19. Promise and Peril: Charter Schools, Urban School Reform, and the Obama Administration

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    Payne, Charles; Knowles, Tim

    2009-01-01

    In this essay, Charles Payne and Tim Knowles argue that given President Obama's support of charter schools, it is time for educators and policymakers to closely consider both the possibilities and the limitations of these schools in the context of urban school reform. The authors discuss the unique flexibility of charter schools--namely in…

  20. The Budget Response: Fiscal Year 2013. CEF's Position Statement on President Obama's FY 2013 Budget Request

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    Mandlawitz, Myrna, Ed.

    2011-01-01

    The Committee for Education Funding (CEF), a coalition of over 90 national education associations and institutions from preschool to postgraduate education, applauds President Obama's Fiscal Year 2013 budget for prioritizing investment in education as a proven strategy to increase jobs and improve our nation's economic growth and competitiveness.…

  1. Viewpoint: Answering President Obama's Call for Mentoring--It's Not Just for Mentees Anymore

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    Reddick, Richard J.; Griffin, Kimberly A.; Cherwitz, Richard A.

    2011-01-01

    President Obama and the first lady declared January 2010 as National Mentoring Month, highlighting the power of mentoring and its impact on youth. While the benefits of being someone's protege are well documented, the authors were especially excited to hear the president speak about the benefits of serving as a mentor. Discussions of mentoring…

  2. Tell Them We Are Rising: An Ethnographic Study of the Obama Family Network of Jacksonville, Florida

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    Fluellen, Jerry E., Jr.

    2010-01-01

    On the weekend of December 13, 2008, 4,000 House Meetings in our nation convened to plan service events. In Jacksonville, Florida, four such House Meetings were held. Of the four, two became official links in Organizing for America, President Obama's grassroots organization. Of the two, one strove to become a learning organization. At the heart of…

  3. The Historically Black College and University Community and the Obama Administration: A Lesson in Communication

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    Gasman, Marybeth; Collins, Heather

    2014-01-01

    The Obama administration has some improbable critics: members of the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) community. What started out as carefully worded commentaries have given way to more direct criticisms and complaints about the administration's policies affecting HBCUs. Although some of these gripes can be attributed to…

  4. Obama's Plans for Higher Education: A Good Beginning, but More Is Needed

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    Baum, Sandy; McPherson, Michael S.

    2009-01-01

    President Obama's 2010 budget proposals include exciting news for those concerned with increasing educational opportunities. The urgency of the economic crisis and the clear commitment of the administration and Congress to make college more affordable provide the perfect opportunity for those in higher education to update their approach to…

  5. NCI Scientists Awarded National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Obama | Poster

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    Two NCI scientists received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement. The award was announced by President Obama in October. The honorees, John Schiller, Ph.D., Laboratory of Cellular Oncology (LCO), Center for Cancer Research, NCI, and Douglas Lowy, M.D., also from LCO and NCI deputy director, received their medals at a White House ceremony on Nov. 20.

  6. [Health care reform in the Obama administration: difficulties of reaching a similar agreement in Argentina].

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    Belmartino, Susana

    2014-04-01

    This article presents a comparative analysis of the processes leading to health care reform in Argentina and in the USA. The core of the analysis centers on the ideological references utilized by advocates of the reform and the decision-making processes that support or undercut such proposals. The analysis begins with a historical summary of the issue in each country. The political process that led to the sanction of the Obama reform is then described. The text defends a hypothesis aiming to show that deficiencies in the institutional capacities of Argentina's decision-making bodies are a severe obstacle to attaining substantial changes in this area within the country. PMID:24823603

  7. Competitive youth sports in society: what President Obama needs to know to get - and keep - kids moving.

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    Farrey, Tom

    2010-01-01

    In February 2010, President Obama created the Child Obesity Task Force to address the problem that nearly one in three children in the United States are overweight or obese. In May, the Task Force released its action plan, the goal of which is to return to the obesity rate of just 5% by 2030, the level it was until the 1970s. These recommendations are helpful but incomplete. To help get kids off the couch, President Obama and other leaders need to understand and confront today's culture of organized youth sports, which often dominates the facilities and play resources available to children and teens. PMID:21068570

  8. Responsive partisanship: public support for the clinton and obama health care plans.

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    Kriner, Douglas L; Reeves, Andrew

    2014-08-01

    We examine the contours of support for the Clinton and Obama health care plans during the 1990s and 2000s based on our own compilation of 120,000 individual-level survey responses from throughout the debates. Despite the rise of the Tea Party, and the racialization of health care politics, opinion dynamics are remarkably similar in both periods. Party ID is the single most powerful predictor of support for reform and the president's handling of it. Contrary to prominent claims, after controlling for partisanship, demographic characteristics are at best weak predictors of support for reform. We also show that Clinton and Obama did not "lose" blacks, seniors, or wealthy voters over the course of the debate. The small and often nonexistent relationship between these characteristics and support for the plan are constant over time. Instead, the modest fluctuations in support for reform appear to follow the ebb and flow of elite rhetoric. Both mean levels of support and its volatility over time covary with elite partisan discourse. These findings suggest that presidents courting public opinion should seek consensus among their own party's elites before appealing to other narrower interests. PMID:24842971

  9. 3 CFR 8644 - Proclamation 8644 of March 31, 2011. National Cancer Control Month, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... to treat. Under the Affordable Care Act, new health insurance plans must offer certain screening... declaring April as “Cancer Control Month.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States... OBAMA...

  10. 3 CFR 8642 - Proclamation 8642 of March 31, 2011. National Donate Life Month, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the... call upon health care professionals, volunteers, educators, government agencies, faith-based and... hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA...

  11. 3 CFR 8809 - Proclamation 8809 of May 1, 2012. Older Americans Month, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... Care Act, which provided more than 32 million seniors with at least one free preventive service or... them as they shape America’s next great generation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the... OBAMA...

  12. 3 CFR 8363 - Proclamation 8363 of April 21, 2009. National Volunteer Week, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... challenges, including clean energy, education, health, veterans care, and economic opportunity. It creates... OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the....BARACK OBAMA...

  13. 3 CFR 8959 - Proclamation 8959 of April 19, 2013. National Crime Victims' Rights Week, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... solemn obligation to ensure they get the services they need—from care and counseling to justice under the... ourselves to advancing it in the year ahead. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States... OBAMA...

  14. 3 CFR 8656 - Proclamation 8656 of April 15, 2011. National Park Week, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... health-care providers to promote physical activity in parks. Every Federal dollar invested in our..., relaxation, and recreation for all people. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of... OBAMA...

  15. Cases of Pregnant U.S. Women with Zika Triple Under New Counting Method

    MedlinePlus

    ... against mosquitoes. On Friday, President Barack Obama said Congress has "got to get moving" on a Zika ... strategy, the Associated Press reported. Obama has asked Congress to allocate $1.9 billion to combat the ...

  16. Obama and the "Arab Spring": Desire, Hope and the Manufacture of Disappointment. Implications for a Transformative Pedagogy

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    Roberts, Lorna; Schostak, John

    2012-01-01

    For a period, in the run up to the election (2007-2008) and the months after the election, the name "Obama" signified hope for millions, not just in America but across the world. As the hope turned to disappointment, the financial crisis deepened and the Arab Spring renewed a call for a "humanity" that could transcend the differences of nations…

  17. An Open Letter to President-Elect Obama, Secretary-Designate Duncan and the 111th Congress

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    Finn, Chester E. Jr., Petrilli, Michael J.

    2008-01-01

    In this exciting, unique and challenging time, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute wants to congratulate President-Elect Obama and other new federal leaders. The federal government has a key role to play in creating a world-class education system in America but it's challenging to get that role right. This letter provides some guidance. Fordham…

  18. Diverse Charter Schools

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    Russo, Alexander

    2013-01-01

    In February 2009, newly elected President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited Capital City Public Charter School in northwest Washington, D.C. This was the First Family's first official public-school visit, just a few short weeks after President Obama was sworn into office. Obama's enthusiastic support for charter schools was one of…

  19. Watching Children: A History of America's Race to Educate Kids and the Creation of the "Slow-Learner" Subject

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    Frenkiewich, Jeffrey C.

    2012-01-01

    On January 25, 2011, United States President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address to Congress and to the nation. As part of that address, President Obama articulated his vision for American education and stated that America had "to win the race to educate our kids" (Obama, 2011, state of the union). Mr. Obama's…

  20. Watching Children: A History of America's Race to Educate Kids and the Creation of the "Slow-Learner" Subject

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Frenkiewich, Jeffrey C.

    2012-01-01

    On January 25, 2011, United States President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address to Congress and to the nation. As part of that address, President Obama articulated his vision for American education and stated that America had "to win the race to educate our kids" (Obama, 2011, state of the union). Mr. Obama's

  1. Space Station Operations Would Extend Until at Least 2024 Under Obama Plan

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    Showstack, Randy

    2014-01-01

    An 8 January decision by the White House to propose an extension of the International Space Station's (ISS) operation until at least 2024 would allow for increased research on board the floating laboratory, a longer planning horizon for commercial activities, and a continuation of international cooperation in space, administration officials said. The proposal, which has received initial support from some key members of Congress, would be the second extension for ISS under the Obama administration and would accommodate increased research related to long-duration human space flight, Earth science, and other areas. ISS, which in the United States is authorized under the NASA Authorization Act of 2010, was last extended in 2010 and costs about $3 billion annually to operate.

  2. 3 CFR 8955 - Proclamation 8955 of April 8, 2013. National Equal Pay Day, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... male counterparts, they have less to spend on basic necessities like child care, groceries, and rent... ourselves to realizing it in the days ahead. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United... of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  3. 3 CFR 8999 - Proclamation 8999 of July 25, 2013. Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, 2013

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    2014-01-01

    ... the same commitment to our health care system. The Affordable Care Act already made it illegal for... all our citizens—regardless of disability. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United... of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.BARACK OBAMA...

  4. 3 CFR 8922 - Proclamation 8922 of December 31, 2012. National Mentoring Month, 2013

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    2013-01-01

    ... next. Mentors know that helping a child unlock their full potential begins with care, guidance, and....Serve.gov/Mentor. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue... the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  5. 3 CFR 8860 - Proclamation 8860 of September 10, 2012. Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance...

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    2013-01-01

    ... collecting food and clothing for those in need, to preparing care packages for our men and women in uniform... and Remembrance.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do... of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  6. 3 CFR 8800 - Proclamation 8800 of April 17, 2012. National Equal Pay Day, 2012

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    2013-01-01

    ... across our country, women’s wages mean food on the table, decent medical care, and timely mortgage... sets no limits on their dreams. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  7. 3 CFR 8722 - Proclamation 8722 of September 23, 2011. Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, 2011

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    2012-01-01

    ... Star families as they have stood for us. Today, we reaffirm our promise to care for those left behind..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in... the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  8. 3 CFR 8858 - Proclamation 8858 of September 7, 2012. National Grandparents Day, 2012

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    2013-01-01

    ... their grandchildren, it is incumbent upon all of us to provide them with the care and support they so... family, community, and country. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  9. 3 CFR 8348 - Proclamation 8348 of February 27, 2009. Save Your Vision Week, 2009

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    2010-01-01

    ... each year as “Save Your Vision Week.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States... time, I invite eye care professionals, teachers, members of the media, and all organizations dedicated... hundred and thirty-third.BARACK OBAMA...

  10. 3 CFR 8352 - Proclamation 8352 of March 13, 2009. National Poison Prevention Week, 2009

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    2010-01-01

    ... household chemicals, including cleaning supplies and personal care products. When improperly stored, these..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim March 15 through... States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.BARACK OBAMA...

  11. 3 CFR 8821 - Proclamation 8821 of May 14, 2012. Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2012

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    2013-01-01

    ... those who have worn the badge, and to the families whose care enables them to serve with courage and...” and the week in which it falls as “Police Week.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the... hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  12. 3 CFR 8935 - Proclamation 8935 of February 28, 2013. Women's History Month, 2013

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    2014-01-01

    ... protections and more preventive services for women under the Affordable Care Act. It is why we have fought for... marchers to lead the way. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by... United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  13. 3 CFR 9066 - Proclamation 9066 of December 2, 2013. International Day of Persons With Disabilities, 2013

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    2014-01-01

    ... Federal contractors and subcontractors. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, insurers can no longer put..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in... America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.BARACK OBAMA...

  14. 3 CFR 8965 - Proclamation 8965 of April 30, 2013. Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2013

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    2014-01-01

    ... even now, too many hardworking AAPI families face disparities in health care, education, and employment..., I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  15. 3 CFR 9030 - Proclamation 9030 of September 30, 2013. National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... thanks to the Affordable Care Act, States are taking advantage of new options to support and expand home..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in... America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.BARACK OBAMA...

  16. 3 CFR 8600 - Proclamation 8600 of November 15, 2010. National Entrepreneurship Week, 2010

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    2011-01-01

    ... care technology, and advanced vehicle technologies. In addition, the new National Advisory Council on... solve some of the toughest challenges we face as a Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA...

  17. 3 CFR 9021 - Proclamation 9021 of September 19, 2013. National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2013

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    2014-01-01

    ... ones. We must care for the men and women who have served so selflessly in our name, and we must carry... the sacrifices made to defend our Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United...-eighth.BARACK OBAMA...

  18. 3 CFR 9016 - Proclamation 9016 of September 13, 2013. National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2013

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    2014-01-01

    ... continue to implement the Affordable Care Act, more than 10 million uninsured Latinos will gain access to... through October 15 as “National Hispanic Heritage Month.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of... the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.BARACK OBAMA...

  19. 3 CFR 8476 - Proclamation 8476 of February 1, 2010. National African American History Month, 2010

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    2011-01-01

    ... in education and health care to the vicious cycle of poverty—still pose enormous hurdles for black... unjust past and build a brighter future. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States... States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA...

  20. 3 CFR 8408 - Proclamation 8408 of August 31, 2009. National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... treatments, and ensure quality care for all who are diagnosed with this illness. We must ensure that more men..., I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me... United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA...

  1. 3 CFR 8356 - Proclamation 8356 of April 1, 2009. National Donate Life Month, 2009

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    2010-01-01

    ... www.organdonor.gov. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by... proclaim April 2009 as National Donate Life Month. I call upon health care professionals, volunteers... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.BARACK OBAMA...

  2. 3 CFR 8537 - Proclamation 8537 of June 18, 2010. Father's Day, 2010

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    2011-01-01

    .... They push us to succeed, encourage us when we are struggling, and offer unconditional care and support... and admiration. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, in... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA...

  3. 3 CFR 8784 - Proclamation 8784 of March 16, 2012. National Poison Prevention Week, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... medications only as directed by a health care provider and removing old or unneeded medications from our homes..., I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim March 18 through... hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  4. 3 CFR 8387 - Proclamation 8387 of June 1, 2009. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, 2009

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    2010-01-01

    ... reducing the number of HIV infections and providing care and support services to people living with HIV..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in... America the two hundred and thirty-third.BARACK OBAMA...

  5. 3 CFR 8690 - Proclamation 8690 of June 17, 2011. Father's Day, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... mothers, who work overtime and double shifts, put food on the table, and care for children alone while..., and the support men need to be fathers, a priority in our Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA... two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA...

  6. 3 CFR 8844 - Proclamation 8844 of July 27, 2012. National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, 2012

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    2013-01-01

    ... War veterans by upholding the ideals they fought to protect, and by supporting them with the care and respect they so deeply deserve. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America... hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  7. 3 CFR 8857 - Proclamation 8857 of August 31, 2012. Labor Day, 2012

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    2013-01-01

    ... homes, highways, and rail lines, who educate our children and care for the sick. American workers have...'s challenges as we always have—stronger than ever before. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President... the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  8. 3 CFR 8355 - Proclamation 8355 of April 1, 2009. National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2009

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    2010-01-01

    ... mutual concern and care, and that we all have a responsibility to help, more American children will grow up healthy, happy, and with unlimited potential for success. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.BARACK OBAMA...

  9. 3 CFR 8529 - Proclamation 8529 of May 28, 2010. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... against crimes based on gender identity or sexual orientation. We renewed the Ryan White CARE Act, which... benefits from the further advancement of liberty and justice for all. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA... of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA...

  10. 3 CFR 8761 - Proclamation 8761 of November 30, 2011. National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... drug and alcohol abuse. In our clinics and hospitals, health care providers can redouble their efforts..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in... United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  11. 3 CFR 8628 - Proclamation 8628 of February 28, 2011. American Red Cross Month, 2011

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    2012-01-01

    ... American Red Cross to provide resources and medical care to troops, allies, and peoples around the world... determination. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America and Honorary Chairman... United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA...

  12. 3 CFR 8989 - Proclamation 8989 of May 31, 2013. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... Marriage Act. My Administration continues to implement the Affordable Care Act, which beginning in 2014... common purpose, they cannot be stopped. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States... States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  13. 3 CFR 8683 - Proclamation 8683 of May 27, 2011. Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... midst of the Civil War, President Lincoln called on our embattled Nation “to care for him who shall have... Remembrance. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA...

  14. 3 CFR 8548 - Proclamation 8548 of August 26, 2010. Women's Equality Day, 2010

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    2011-01-01

    ... coordinating with Federal agencies to make quality child care more affordable, promote work policies that..., I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA...

  15. 3 CFR 8695 - Proclamation 8695 of July 26, 2011. National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, 2011

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    2012-01-01

    ... hostilities concluded. It is our sacred duty as a grateful Nation to care for all those who have served, and..., and we pay our deepest respects to those who laid down their lives. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA... States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  16. 3 CFR 8525 - Proclamation 8525 of May 20, 2010. Small Business Week, 2010

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    2011-01-01

    ... the country. The Affordable Care Act makes it easier for small business owners to provide health.... NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority... the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA...

  17. 3 CFR 8538 - Proclamation 8538 of June 18, 2010. World Refugee Day, 2010

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    2011-01-01

    ..., which provide emergency food, shelter, medical care, and other types of assistance to those uprooted by... opportunity are available to all who seek it. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States... the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA...

  18. 3 CFR 9006 - Proclamation 9006 of August 30, 2013. National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... one with cancer. Under the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies can no longer deny coverage to...-free world. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of... United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.BARACK OBAMA...

  19. 3 CFR 9025 - Proclamation 9025 of September 26, 2013. Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day, 2013

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    2014-01-01

    ... military and Gold Star families the care and support they deserve—in a listening ear, a comforting shoulder..., I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me... States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.BARACK OBAMA...

  20. 3 CFR 9024 - Proclamation 9024 of September 26, 2013. National Public Lands Day, 2013

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    2014-01-01

    ... diverse and rugged landscapes reflect our national character, the way we care for these open spaces..., and refresh our bodies and minds. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of... the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.BARACK OBAMA...

  1. 3 CFR 8709 - Proclamation 8709 of September 9, 2011. National Grandparents Day, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... high-quality care and address wasteful spending. After a lifetime of contributions to our Nation and... contributions to our Nation and its proud story. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  2. 3 CFR 8953 - Proclamation 8953 of March 29, 2013. Cesar Chavez Day, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... anything, we remember Cesar Chavez for lending voice to the voiceless. When no one seemed to care about the... recommit to moving forward together—as one Nation and one people. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA... America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  3. 3 CFR 8806 - Proclamation 8806 of May 1, 2012. Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... health care. My Administration remains committed to addressing these unique challenges. Through the White... dream is within reach for all who seek it. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United..., and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  4. 3 CFR 8776 - Proclamation 8776 of January 31, 2012. National African American History Month, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... felt in communities where they are quiet heroes who care for their families, in boardrooms where they... all its people. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue... the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  5. 3 CFR 8924 - Proclamation 8924 of December 31, 2012. National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... across the globe to pass comprehensive anti-trafficking laws, enforce them rigorously, and care for... were not, and let us press on toward the future we know is possible. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA... the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  6. 3 CFR 8681 - Proclamation 8681 of May 20, 2011. Armed Forces Day, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... dedicated to defending the country we love, and we must stand firmly beside them and help care for their..., BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of... the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA...

  7. 3 CFR 8871 - Proclamation 8871 of September 28, 2012. National Public Lands Day, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... Americans will take up that task by volunteering to care for our public lands. Cities and communities across... protecting them in the years to come. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of... the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  8. 3 CFR 8790 - Proclamation 8790 of April 2, 2012. National Cancer Control Month, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... detecting the disease early, when it is often most treatable. Under the Affordable Care Act, over 54 million... Month.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim... the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  9. 3 CFR 8791 - Proclamation 8791 of April 2, 2012. National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ..., we recommit to that vision, and to providing care, stability, and a brighter future for our sons and daughters. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the... and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  10. 3 CFR 8428 - Proclamation 8428 of October 1, 2009. National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... care, access to justice, culturally specific services, and economic opportunity. The Family Violence... of domestic violence ever struggles alone. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United... of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA...

  11. 3 CFR 8769 - Proclamation 8769 of December 28, 2011. National Stalking Awareness Month, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... harassment in all their forms and renew our commitment to bring care and support to those in need. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in... the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  12. 3 CFR 8866 - Proclamation 8866 of September 14, 2012. National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... higher learning, students are pursuing careers in science and engineering, health care, technology... overcome any barriers to achieve his or her dreams. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the... the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  13. 3 CFR 8839 - Proclamation 8839 of June 15, 2012. Father's Day, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... always carry with us. With their presence and their care, they not only fulfill a profound responsibility..., day in and day out, with love, humility, and pride. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the... hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  14. 3 CFR 8843 - Proclamation 8843 of July 26, 2012. Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... Administration continues to build on the legacy set forth by the ADA. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act... principles of equal access and equal opportunity. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United... the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  15. 3 CFR 8546 - Proclamation 8546 of August 13, 2010. 75th Anniversary of the Social Security Act

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... support. The new health care law, the Affordable Care Act, helps sustain this commitment and improves the..., and in doing so, lead our Nation to a brighter day. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the... hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA...

  16. 3 CFR 8477 - Proclamation 8477 of February 1, 2010. American Heart Month, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... nutrition and physical activity are crucial for all our families. This month, we honor the health-care... “American Heart Month.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do....BARACK OBAMA...

  17. 3 CFR 9055 - Proclamation 9055 of November 5, 2013. Veterans Day, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... ends, and we make it our mission to give them the respect and care they have earned. When America's... honor our Nation's veterans. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America... hundred and thirty-eighth.BARACK OBAMA...

  18. 3 CFR 8383 - Proclamation 8383 of May 20, 2009. Emergency Medical Services Week, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    .... Quality emergency medical care dramatically improves the survival and recovery prospects for those who..., we express our appreciation for their critical work. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.BARACK OBAMA...

  19. 3 CFR 9013 - Proclamation 9013 of September 6, 2013. National Grandparents Day, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... care and support our grandparents have earned. Together, let us guarantee the right of every American..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in... America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.BARACK OBAMA...

  20. 3 CFR 8652 - Proclamation 8652 of April 8, 2011. National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... fulfilling the sacred trust to care for all who have borne the battle. This day and every day, each of these..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in... hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA...

  1. 3 CFR 8794 - Proclamation 8794 of April 2, 2012. National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Though we have come far in the fight to... every American. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of..., and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  2. 3 CFR 8471 - Proclamation 8471 of January 4, 2010. National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Month, 2010By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation The United States was founded..., BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA...

  3. The New Leader of the Free World

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    Williamson, Kevin D.

    2012-01-01

    On January 20, 2009, Dr. Manmohan Singh, the prime minister of India, became the leader of the free world. The free world's attention was focused elsewhere: Senator Barack Obama, who on that day became President Barack Obama, quietly abdicated the role now taken up by Dr. Singh, having run an election campaign premised upon the ever-present but

  4. 3 CFR 8429 - Proclamation 8429 of October 1, 2009. National Information Literacy Awareness Month, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... President of the United States of America A Proclamation Every day, we are inundated with vast amounts of... all its forms. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue... States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA...

  5. 3 CFR 8407 - Proclamation 8407 of August 31, 2009. National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... of the United States of America A Proclamation Ovarian cancer remains the leading cause of death from..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in... United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA...

  6. The New Leader of the Free World

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Williamson, Kevin D.

    2012-01-01

    On January 20, 2009, Dr. Manmohan Singh, the prime minister of India, became the leader of the free world. The free world's attention was focused elsewhere: Senator Barack Obama, who on that day became President Barack Obama, quietly abdicated the role now taken up by Dr. Singh, having run an election campaign premised upon the ever-present but…

  7. The individual mandate as healthcare regulation: what the Obama Administration should have said in NFIB v. Sebelius.

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    Moncrieff, Abigail R

    2013-01-01

    There was an argument that the Obama Administration's lawyers could have made--but didn't--in defending Obamacare's individual mandate against constitutional attack. That argument would have highlighted the role of comprehensive health insurance in steering individuals' healthcare savings and consumption decisions. Because consumer-directed healthcare, which reaches its apex when individuals self-insure, suffers from several known market failures and because comprehensive health insurance policies play an unusually aggressive regulatory role in attempting to correct those failures, the individual mandate could be seen as an attempt to eliminate inefficiencies in the healthcare market that arise from individual decisions to self-insure. This argument would done a better job than the Obama Administration's of aligning the individual mandate with existing Commerce Clause and Necessary and Proper Clause precedent, and it would have done a better job of addressing the conservative Justices' primary concerns with upholding the mandate. This Article lays out this forgone defense of the individual mandate. PMID:24494443

  8. Corporate Education Reform and the Rise of State Schools

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    Thomas, P. L.

    2013-01-01

    The election of Barack Obama appeared to signal a shift in U.S. policy toward the Left, particularly since Obama has been framed as a "socialist," but the education discourse and policy pursued under Obama and voiced by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has shown that education reform remains in the midst of a powerful corporate model. This essay…

  9. Corporate Education Reform and the Rise of State Schools

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    Thomas, P. L.

    2013-01-01

    The election of Barack Obama appeared to signal a shift in U.S. policy toward the Left, particularly since Obama has been framed as a "socialist," but the education discourse and policy pursued under Obama and voiced by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has shown that education reform remains in the midst of a powerful corporate model. This essay

  10. Advancing Performance Pay in the Obama Administration: The Influence of Political Strategy and Alternative Priorities. Program on Education Policy and Governance Working Papers Series. PEPG 10-04

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    Smarick, Andrew

    2010-01-01

    Even the most cursory look at the current administration's approach to performance pay reveals a noteworthy story. Unlike all of his Democratic predecessors--and some of his Republican ones--President Obama not only appreciates the value of differentiating the compensation of teachers based on a effectiveness, he has put energy and money behind…

  11. In Zika Fight, FDA Gives Tentative OK to Tests of Gene-Modified Mosquito

    MedlinePlus

    ... family tragedy," he said. Last month President Barack Obama asked Congress for $1.9 billion to fight ... one of these areas, talk to your health-care provider first and strictly follow steps to prevent ...

  12. Scientists Assess Risk to Pregnant Women Infected with Zika

    MedlinePlus

    ... of infected pregnant women." Last month, President Barack Obama asked Congress for $1.9 billion to fight ... one of these areas, talk to your health-care provider first and strictly follow steps to prevent ...

  13. CDC: 116 Cases of Zika in U.S. Residents in First 2 Months of Year

    MedlinePlus

    ... by the Zika virus. Last month, President Barack Obama asked Congress for $1.9 billion to fight ... one of these areas, talk to your health-care provider first and strictly follow steps to prevent ...

  14. 3 CFR 13652 - Executive Order 13652 of September 30, 2013. Continuance of Certain Federal Advisory Committees

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... and finance, transportation, energy, water, communications, health care services, food and agriculture... Initiative as appropriate.”. Sec. 9. This order shall be effective September 30, 2013.Barack ObamaThe...

  15. 3 CFR 13575 - Executive Order 13575 of June 9, 2011. Establishment of the White House Rural Council

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... health care and education, and expand outdoor recreational activities on public lands. To enhance the... institutions, health-care providers, telecommunications services providers, research and land grant... person.Barack ObamaThe White House, June 9, 2011....

  16. Zika Poses Serious Threat to Puerto Rico: U.S. Health Officials

    MedlinePlus

    ... family tragedy," he said. Last month President Barack Obama asked Congress for $1.9 billion to fight ... one of these areas, talk to your health-care provider first and strictly follow steps to prevent ...

  17. 3 CFR 8397 - Proclamation 8397 of July 23, 2009. 35th Anniversary of the Legal Services Corporation, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...) breathes life into the timeless ideal, “equal justice under law.” It reaches those who cannot afford the... Nation live out its highest ideals. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States...

  18. 76 FR 26923 - 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides

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    2011-05-09

    ... America the two hundred and thirty-fifth. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2011-11488 Filed 5-6-11; 11:15 am... dream and choose their own destiny. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States...

  19. 3 CFR 8901 - Proclamation 8901 of November 1, 2012. National Native American Heritage Month, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    .... My Administration also supports the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  20. The Presidential Sweepstakes 2008: Education with a Whimper, Not with a Bang

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    Doyle, Denis

    2008-01-01

    In March, the author invited the three leading presidential contenders--Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and Barack Obama--to submit essays about their educational platforms. Obama submitted an essay while McCain did not. Due to seemingly lack of response from the candidates, the author concluded that no one is sure what to do at the national level,…

  1. Review 08--A Year in

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2008

    2008-01-01

    Barack Obama's monumental presidential campaign took the nation by storm, a history-making and future-defining feat sure to keep academicians busy for many years to come. How America addresses race as a result of Obama's sweeping victory remains to be seen, but his election came in the same year New York state installed its first Black governor,…

  2. What's so Bad about Being "Professorial"?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Vaidhyanathan, Siva

    2008-01-01

    CNN commentator Bill Bennett's invocation of "professorial" was the latest among a string of comments about Barack Obama, who used to teach constitutional law at the University of Chicago. On September 13, the "New York Times" columnist Thomas L. Friedman wrote, "Obama may be a bit professorial, but at least he is trying to unite the country to…

  3. 3 CFR 8826 - Proclamation 8826 of May 21, 2012. National Small Business Week, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... success, and accelerated innovation in critical industries like health care, clean energy, and education... OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  4. 3 CFR 8888 - Proclamation 8888 of October 12, 2012. National School Lunch Week, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... dedicated work and care make good nutrition a reality for our sons and daughters. Our students deserve the... foods for our Nation's young people. Through efforts like First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move... issue a proclamation in observance of this week. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of...

  5. 3 CFR 8669 - Proclamation 8669 of May 5, 2011. Military Spouse Appreciation Day, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... Government to identify new opportunities to support these patriots. First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill... members we are taking care of their families back home as they serve our Nation across the globe. As... of the United States. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America,...

  6. 3 CFR 8976 - Proclamation 8976 of May 9, 2013. Military Spouse Appreciation Day, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... sacred obligation to care for our men and women in uniform, we are equally responsible for making sure... for military homeowners. Through First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden's Joining Forces... more to serve them as well as they serve us. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the...

  7. 3 CFR 8980 - Proclamation 8980 of May 10, 2013. Mother's Day, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... workplace discrimination and access to affordable health care. They shattered ceilings in business and... OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 12, 2013, as Mother's Day. I... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  8. 3 CFR 9061 - Proclamation 9061 of November 22, 2013. National Family Week, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... Week, we celebrate the spirit that moves family members to care for one another, to grow and dream... serve us, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden's Joining Forces initiative is connecting service... leaders. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of...

  9. 3 CFR 8864 - Proclamation 8864 of September 14, 2012. National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... and care they need during deployment. At a time when our Nation has asked so much of our troops and... Administration remains committed to honoring that trust. As part of First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden..., BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by...

  10. 3 CFR 8817 - Proclamation 8817 of May 11, 2012. Mother’s Day, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... Affordable Care Act, women finally have more power to make choices about their health care, and they have... OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 13, 2012, as Mother’s Day. I... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  11. 3 CFR 8872 - Proclamation 8872 of September 28, 2012. Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... selflessness, and today, we resolve anew to show them the care and support they so deeply deserve. The Congress... Sunday in September as “Gold Star Mother's Day.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United... OBAMA...

  12. 3 CFR 8712 - Proclamation 8712 of September 15, 2011. National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... affordable, quality health care. And we remain committed to fixing our broken immigration system so it can... OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 15 through October 15... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  13. 3 CFR 9059 - Proclamation 9059 of November 19, 2013. National Child's Day, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ..., and nutritious meals that give young people the energy to focus. Through First Lady Michelle Obama's... groceries, paying the rent, or taking their children to the doctor. Under the Affordable Care Act, new... their energy and creativity demand. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States...

  14. What's so Bad about Being "Professorial"?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Vaidhyanathan, Siva

    2008-01-01

    CNN commentator Bill Bennett's invocation of "professorial" was the latest among a string of comments about Barack Obama, who used to teach constitutional law at the University of Chicago. On September 13, the "New York Times" columnist Thomas L. Friedman wrote, "Obama may be a bit professorial, but at least he is trying to unite the country to

  15. Speak Up: Colleges across the Country Do Their Parts to Encourage Voting

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    Stuart, Reginald

    2012-01-01

    When U.S. Sen. Barack Obama launched his bold bid in 2007 for the presidency of the United States, the contingency of college-aged voters was paramount to deciding the outcome of the election. As in past big election years, college students mobilized in large numbers, that year mostly rallying to Obama's call to help him lead a major turnaround in…

  16. The Road to Rigor

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    Schachter, Ron

    2011-01-01

    In a major address on educational policy last March, President Barack Obama underscored his priorities for the pending reauthorization of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. He promised that the government will spur a race to the top by encouraging better standards and assessments. But Obama's concerns over rigor and the promise of the Common…

  17. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Selected Funding Streams for Struggling Students and Disconnected Youth

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    Grant, Elizabeth, Comp.; Johnson, Cassius, Comp.

    2009-01-01

    On February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better known as the economic stimulus plan. Congress and the Obama Administration acted in the wake of an economic crisis spurred by a deepening recession. Among its aims in passing the ARRA, Congress moved to help states and local jurisdictions reduce…

  18. How to Use Social Media as an Advocacy Tool

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    Kidwai, Sabrina; Imperatore, Catherine

    2011-01-01

    When Barack Obama ran for President in 2008, he not only used a grassroots campaign to reach out to his constituents, he also utilized social media. Since Obama's run for President, other politicians and federal government officials have sought to capitalize on social media's reach by creating their own Facebook, YouTube and Twitter accounts.…

  19. Move Over Mr. Warhol, You're History!

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    Hinshaw, Craig

    2010-01-01

    Shepard Fairey's famous poster of Barack Obama with the word "HOPE" surely contributed to Obama's public persona. In this article, the author presents a lesson inspired by the contemporary relevance of the poster. In this lesson, students will learn that photographs can be altered to create a work of art and that art can be used to create a…

  20. Every Day Is National Lab Day

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bull, Glen

    2010-01-01

    President Barack Obama recently issued a call for increased hands-on learning in U.S. schools in an address at the National Academy of Sciences. Obama concluded that the future of the United States depends on one's ability to encourage young people to "create, and build, and invent." In this article, the author discusses National Lab Day (NLD)…

  1. Early Favorite in Academe Wins Handily

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hebel, Sara

    2008-01-01

    Among the many groups of Barack Obama's supporters who considered him one of their own, and helped propel him into the presidency, were large numbers of the nation's college professors, administrators, and students. The president-elect won overwhelming support from academe throughout the campaign. The Obama campaign aggressively courted student…

  2. The 2012 Republican Candidates (so Far): What They've Said and Done on Education in the Past, and What They Might Do about Our Public Schools if Elected

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sherry, Allison

    2011-01-01

    Two months before his 2008 election, Barack Obama addressed a roomful of Ohio public school teachers, praising their long hours and talking about his daughters' starting 2nd and 5th grade. Then Obama departed from the usual feel-good talking points. He touted competition, charter schools, and school choice. Two and a half years later, Republicans…

  3. U.S. Ed-Tech Plan Urges Rethinking in K-12 Schools

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ash, Katie

    2010-01-01

    The Obama administration urged educators and policymakers last week to embrace a host of digital-learning approaches it says will make K-12 schools better, including putting a computing device in the hands of every student. Guided by an overarching goal set by President Barack Obama to raise national college-completion rates from 40 percent to 60…

  4. Review 08--A Year in

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2008

    2008-01-01

    Barack Obama's monumental presidential campaign took the nation by storm, a history-making and future-defining feat sure to keep academicians busy for many years to come. How America addresses race as a result of Obama's sweeping victory remains to be seen, but his election came in the same year New York state installed its first Black governor,

  5. Attention, President Obama

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Goldston, Rob

    2008-12-01

    Richard Muller's new book Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines is both fascinating and frustrating. On the fascinating side is the wide variety of poorly appreciated, presidentially useful facts he includes. For example, did you know that petrol has 15 times the energy of TNT per unit mass, and that just one of the 9/11 aircraft carried the energy equivalent of almost 1 kilotonne of TNT? No wonder that the terrorists' planes did so much damage to a particularly vulnerable part of New York's infrastructure. And did you know that because growing corn requires so much energy and fertiliser, ethanol fuel produced from corn in the US reduces greenhouse-gas emissions by only 13% compared with petrol, whereas ethanol produced from sugar cane in Brazil reduces emissions by 90%?

  6. EM International. Volume 1

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-07-01

    It is the intent of EM International to describe the Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management`s (EM`s) various roles and responsibilities within the international community. Cooperative agreements and programs, descriptions of projects and technologies, and synopses of visits to international sites are all highlighted in this semiannual journal. Focus on EM programs in this issue is on international collaboration in vitrification projects. Technology highlights covers: in situ sealing for contaminated sites; and remote sensors for toxic pollutants. Section on profiles of countries includes: Arctic contamination by the former Soviet Union, and EM activities with Germany--cooperative arrangements.

  7. Earth and space science community responds to U.S. presidential election

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Showstack, Randy

    2012-11-01

    Following the 6 November reelection of U.S. president Barack Obama, Eos contacted a number of scientists and analysts involved with the Earth and space sciences. Each was asked (1) for their thoughts about what impact the presidential election will have on the Earth and space sciences and (2) what they see as the key challenges and what the Obama administration should have at the top of its agenda related to the geosciences. Here are 13 responses.

  8. Accountability Overboard

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    Chieppo, Charles D.; Gass, James T.

    2009-01-01

    This article reports that special interest groups opposed to charter schools and high-stakes testing have hijacked Massachusetts's once-independent board of education and stand poised to water down the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests and the accountability system they support. President Barack Obama and Massachusetts…

  9. Conflicting Missions and Unclear Results: Lessons from the Education Stimulus Funds

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mead, Sara; Vaishnav, Anand; Porter, William; Rotherham, Andrew J.

    2010-01-01

    On February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), commonly known as the "stimulus." Enacted in the midst of a deep recession brought on by global financial collapse, ARRA provided more than $800 billion in federal spending and tax cuts intended to stimulate the economy while laying the…

  10. Higher Education in Service to Democracy: Meeting the Truman Commission's Expectations

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    Fonte, Richard

    2009-01-01

    As President Barack Obama begins to confront the many challenges facing his administration, it is timely to examine the role of community colleges in American democracy and the democratic process. During the heated 2008 presidential campaign, many colleges served as candidate venues for their local communities. On these occasions, community…

  11. Higher Education: Special Interest or National Asset?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Skorton, David J.

    2008-01-01

    The deepening financial crisis that is now affecting markets and people around the globe gives new context to what the nation is facing. Americans cannot think of business as usual in any sector of public or private life, including higher education. President-elect Barack Obama will have very little financial latitude and enormous immediate

  12. Stasis Persists in Washington

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    Klein, Alyson

    2012-01-01

    After more than a year of heated campaigning, President Barack Obama remains in the White House, Democrats continue to control the U.S. Senate, and Republicans are still in charge of the House of Representatives--leaving unchanged a political landscape that has paralyzed congressional action on education policy and led the president to flex his…

  13. Cloudy outlook. Supercommittee failure leaves healthcare providers questioning future cuts, impact on hospitals.

    PubMed

    Zigmond, Jessica

    2011-11-28

    President Barack Obama responded to the failure of the so-called supercommittee with a message that he won't allow Congress to water down the automatic cuts triggered under the August deficit law, which would include a 2% reduction in Medicare payments. PMID:22250356

  14. Meeting Students Where They Are: Profiles of Students in Competency-Based Degree Programs

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Klein-Collins, Rebecca; Baylor, Elizabeth

    2013-01-01

    An educated workforce is one of the bedrocks not just of a strong American middle class, but also of a strong U.S. economy. To ensure that America has the most competitive global workforce, President Barack Obama articulated a goal that, by 2020, every American should continue their educational training after high school so that the United States…

  15. Shootings Revive Debates on Security

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    Shah, Nirvi

    2013-01-01

    By nearly all accounts, the staff and students at Sandy Hook Elementary School did everything right on Dec. 14--and with the security measures they took before that day--when a young man armed with powerful weapons blasted his way into the school. But the deadliest K-12 school shooting in American history, a day that President Barack Obama has

  16. The Uneducated Candidates

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    Selingo, Jeffrey J.; Hebel, Sara

    2008-01-01

    During the three presidential debates this fall, both John McCain and Barack Obama opened by thanking their university hosts. If not for their locations, it's likely one would not have heard the words "college," "university," or "higher education" even uttered in the debates. Indeed, it wasn't until the final debate that Senator McCain mentioned…

  17. Apportionment in the Democratic Primary Process

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    Geist, Kristi; Jones, Michael A.; Wilson, Jennifer

    2010-01-01

    The 2008 Democratic presidential primary--one of the most riveting and lengthy primaries in recent U.S. history--was analyzed extensively, from the altered calendar that advanced several states' primary dates to the historic role of gender and race. The primary was particularly fascinating because candidate Barack Obama, then senator from…

  18. A New Deal for Higher Education?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Roach, Ronald

    2009-01-01

    Almost a year after assuming leadership, the administration of Barack Obama has taken on enormous tasks in confronting the recession that has gripped the U.S. economy. Americans have watched tentatively as the president has extended federal powers into handling corporate bailouts, overseeing the rehabilitation of banks and General Motors, laying

  19. What Role Can School Health Providers Play in Health Care Reform?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fleming, Robin

    2009-01-01

    President Barack Obama is wasting no time in unfolding his plan to provide health coverage for all Americans. He started in February by signing legislation to reinstate the State Children's Health Insurance Program, which expands eligibility criteria to provide 4 million more children access to health care. This first step is one of many needed to

  20. 77 FR 11116 - Draft National Plan To Address Alzheimer's Disease

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    2012-02-24

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Draft National Plan To Address Alzheimer's Disease AGENCY: Office of the Assistant.... SUMMARY: HHS is soliciting public input on the draft National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease, which... . Background On January 4, 2011, President Barack Obama signed into law the National Alzheimer's Project...

  1. Hope in Uncertainty

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    Miranda, Maria Eugenia

    2012-01-01

    When President Barack Obama announced that he would direct the Department of Homeland Security to grant deferred deportation and a work permit for two years to undocumented immigrant youth who meet certain criteria, he renewed hope for a better future for a million young people. Lauren Burke, an adjunct law professor at Brooklyn College of Law and…

  2. Fixing Financial Aid

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Carey, Kevin

    2013-01-01

    For 40 years, federal money has sustained higher education while enabling its worst tendencies. That is about to change. The end may have come on February 12, 2013, when President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address. "Skyrocketing costs," the president said, "price way too many young people out of a higher education, or saddle

  3. Quality Seen as Job One for Charters: Sector Explores Ways to Spur Rising Tide of Strong Results

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    Robelen, Erik W.

    2009-01-01

    When President Barack Obama pledged on the campaign trail last September to step up federal aid for "successful" charter schools, he was touching on a matter of mounting concern: how to ensure better and more consistent quality across the growing charter sector. Amid worry about the mixed academic results for charter schools--and a belief that too

  4. Going Green Online: Distance Learning Prepares Students for Success in Green-Collar Job Markets

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    Githens, Rod; Sauer, Timothy

    2010-01-01

    President Barack Obama has touted the development of a new green economy as a tool to rebuild the American economy while creating new jobs. This new economy requires entrepreneurs and innovators to create new businesses and invent new technologies. It also requires technicians with specialized skills to build wind farms, operate renewable fuels

  5. 76 FR 45395 - National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, 2011

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    2011-07-29

    ... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc... guarded the border since hostilities concluded. It is our sacred duty as a grateful Nation to care for all..., I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in...

  6. 75 FR 6081 - National African American History Month, 2010

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    2010-02-05

    .... (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2010-2742 Filed 2-4-10; 11:15 am] Billing code 3195-W0-P .... Structural inequalities--from disparities in education and health care to the vicious cycle of poverty--still..., I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in...

  7. 75 FR 50843 - 75th Anniversary of the Social Security Act

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    2010-08-18

    ... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc... economy, Americans have earned this support. The new health care law, the Affordable Care Act, helps..., I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in...

  8. 3 CFR 8868 - Proclamation 8868 of September 21, 2012. Establishment of the Chimney Rock National Monument

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... the proper care and management of the objects to be protected; WHEREAS it is in the public interest to..., BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by section 2 of... proper care and management of the objects to be protected. All Federal lands and interests in...

  9. What Role Can School Health Providers Play in Health Care Reform?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fleming, Robin

    2009-01-01

    President Barack Obama is wasting no time in unfolding his plan to provide health coverage for all Americans. He started in February by signing legislation to reinstate the State Children's Health Insurance Program, which expands eligibility criteria to provide 4 million more children access to health care. This first step is one of many needed to…

  10. 78 FR 56121 - National Grandparents Day, 2013

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    2013-09-11

    ... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty- eighth. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc... unshakable obligation to provide the care and support our grandparents have earned. Together, let us... life of our Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America,...

  11. 77 FR 56521 - National Grandparents Day, 2012

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    2012-09-13

    ... America the two hundred and thirty-seventh. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2012-22674 Filed 9-12-12; 8:45 am... to provide them with the care and support they so deeply deserve. Today, we honor America's..., I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in...

  12. 3 CFR 9052 - Proclamation 9052 of October 31, 2013. National Entrepreneurship Month, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... own. The Affordable Care Act provides opportunities for those who lack employer-based insurance to obtain quality affordable care. This gives aspiring small business owners and self-employed entrepreneurs..., I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in...

  13. 3 CFR 8376 - Proclamation 8376 of May 8, 2009. Mother's Day, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... to the success of our country. Children's lives are shaped by their mothers, whose care provides the... circumstances. They may care for a child with the help of a spouse, family members, and friends, or they may do... requested the President to call for its appropriate observance. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA,...

  14. 3 CFR 8371 - Proclamation 8371 of May 4, 2009. Older Americans Month, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... home- and community-based services, including health promotion and preventive care programs, many older... strengthen health care, retirement, community involvement, and other programs vital to their interests and..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested...

  15. 3 CFR 8995 - Proclamation 8995 of June 14, 2013. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... Americans. Through the Elder Justice Act, which was enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act, we are... our responsibility to show our elders the care and respect they deserve. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by...

  16. 3 CFR 8598 - Proclamation 8598 of November 5, 2010. Veterans Day, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... ours is a debt of honor to care for them and their families. These obligations do not end after their time of service, and we must fulfill our sacred trust to care for our veterans after they retire their... a legal public holiday to honor our Nation’s veterans. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President...

  17. 3 CFR 9050 - Proclamation 9050 of October 31, 2013. National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... reality of an Alzheimer's diagnosis; lend our support to the families who care for them; and renew our... recognize those who care and provide for them, sharing their loved ones' emotional, physical, and financial... great scientific breakthrough. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States...

  18. 3 CFR 8443 - Proclamation 8443 of October 23, 2009. Declaration of a National Emergency With Respect to the...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ..., and the potential exists for the pandemic to overburden health care resources in some localities. Thus..., we are taking additional steps to facilitate our response. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President... may overburden health care resources and that the temporary waiver of certain standard...

  19. 77 FR 67533 - Veterans Day, 2012

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    2012-11-13

    ... thirty-seventh. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2012-27630 Filed 11-9-12; 8:45 am] Billing code 3295-F3 ... they have earned, the care they deserve, and the fullest opportunity to keep their families strong and...'s veterans. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do...

  20. 3 CFR 8954 - Proclamation 8954 of April 1, 2013. World Autism Awareness Day, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... full potential. To achieve that goal, we need a health care system that works for children and adults with ASDs. The Affordable Care Act prevents insurers from denying coverage to children on the autism..., BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by...

  1. 78 FR 60177 - National Public Lands Day, 2013

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    2013-10-01

    ...- eighth. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2013-24045 Filed 9-30-13; 8:45 am] Billing code 3295-F4 ... national character, the way we care for these open spaces mirrors our commitment to future generations. On..., BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by...

  2. 3 CFR 8489 - Proclamation 8489 of April 1, 2010. National Cancer Control Month, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... from cancer. Americans should discuss preventive care with a health professional. Getting regular check... proclamation declaring April as “Cancer Control Month.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the... citizens, government agencies, organizations, health care providers, and research institutions to...

  3. 76 FR 55209 - National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2011

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-07

    .... (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2011-22937 Filed 9-6-11; 8:45 am] Billing code 3195-W1-P ... Affordable Care Act, a wide range of preventive screenings are available to women without any copayments... reaching a safer, healthier future for all our citizens. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of...

  4. 3 CFR 8685 - Proclamation 8685 of May 31, 2011. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... prevention and care. Last year, I announced the first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United... in high risk communities, improve care for people living with HIV/AIDS, and reduce health disparities.... NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the...

  5. 3 CFR 8393 - Proclamation 8393 of June 18, 2009. Father's Day, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... better off for their care. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, in... rear the children they bring into the world. Children deserve this care, and families need each father..., mentor, or care for someone else's child. Thousands of young children benefit from the influence of...

  6. A New Deal for Higher Education?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Roach, Ronald

    2009-01-01

    Almost a year after assuming leadership, the administration of Barack Obama has taken on enormous tasks in confronting the recession that has gripped the U.S. economy. Americans have watched tentatively as the president has extended federal powers into handling corporate bailouts, overseeing the rehabilitation of banks and General Motors, laying…

  7. 77 FR 13181 - American Red Cross Month, 2012

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-03-06

    .... (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2012-5553 Filed 3-5-12; 8:45 am] Billing code 3295-F2-P ... brave disaster zones to ordinary citizens who deliver not only lifesaving care and supplies, but also... to build, and carry it forward in the year to come. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of...

  8. 3 CFR 8946 - Proclamation 8946 of March 25, 2013. Establishment of the Río Grande del Norte National Monument

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... all cases shall be confined to the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of the... historic interest on the Río Grande del Norte lands; NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the... acres, which is the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of the objects to...

  9. 3 CFR 8728 - Proclamation 8728 of October 3, 2011. National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... shattered. Substance abuse touches every sector of our society, straining our health care and criminal... of chronic disease, easing the burden on America’s health care system. We can improve student... resilience, hope, and determination. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States...

  10. 3 CFR 8694 - Proclamation 8694 of July 25, 2011. Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... communities of their choosing. Under provisions of the Affordable Care Act, insurers will no longer be able to... with disabilities will have greater control over their health care choices. And last year, I signed an.... NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the...

  11. 3 CFR 8845 - Proclamation 8845 of July 27, 2012. World Hepatitis Day, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... part of our Action Plan for the Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis; the Healthy People... Affordable Care Act is helping improve patient access to comprehensive viral hepatitis prevention and... illness. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of...

  12. 77 FR 16645 - National Poison Prevention Week, 2012

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-03-21

    ... hundred and thirty-sixth. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2012-6990 Filed 3-20-12; 11:15 am] Billing code... directed by a health care provider and removing old or unneeded medications from our homes. Additional..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim March 18...

  13. 77 FR 60277 - National Public Lands Day, 2012

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-03

    ...- seventh. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2012-24530 Filed 10-2-12; 8:45 am] Billing code 3295-F3 ... volunteering to care for our public lands. Cities and communities across our country will join together to..., BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by...

  14. 3 CFR 9001 - Proclamation 9001 of July 25, 2013. World Hepatitis Day, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis. This ambitious plan aims to reduce the number of new... Affordable Care Act requires health insurance plans to cover, without co-pays, hepatitis A and B vaccines as... end. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of...

  15. 76 FR 32065 - Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2011

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-06-03

    ... of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2011-13922 Filed 6-2-11; 8... Lincoln called on our embattled Nation ``to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his..., I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Memorial Day, May...

  16. Higher Education: Special Interest or National Asset?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Skorton, David J.

    2008-01-01

    The deepening financial crisis that is now affecting markets and people around the globe gives new context to what the nation is facing. Americans cannot think of business as usual in any sector of public or private life, including higher education. President-elect Barack Obama will have very little financial latitude and enormous immediate…

  17. Roles for Educators in Helping the USA Form a Real Global Society

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gentry, Ruben

    2013-01-01

    By not properly addressing economic issues, health care, and educational needs, the United States of America was on the verge of financial collapse and people had to choose between having food or medicine. President Barack Obama emerged with a broad-based plan of change for the country which impacts every major sector of society. He wants peace to…

  18. 75 FR 26055 - Military Spouse Appreciation Day, 2010

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-05-11

    ... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc... milestones while the other parent is away. Military spouses also care for our wounded warriors and honor the... Nation and preserve our liberty. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States...

  19. 77 FR 37259 - Father's Day, 2012

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-21

    .... (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2012-15294 Filed 6-20-12; 8:45 am] Billing code 3295-F2-P ... their presence and their care, they not only fulfill a profound responsibility, but also share a..., with love, humility, and pride. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States...

  20. 3 CFR 8913 - Proclamation 8913 of December 3, 2012. International Day of Persons With Disabilities, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... bill that moved our Nation forward in the journey to equality for all. And from making health care more... medical care, or receive fair treatment. These injustices are an affront to our shared humanity—which is... world. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of...

  1. 3 CFR 8758 - Proclamation 8758 of November 18, 2011. National Child’s Day, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... providing our children with the care and support that will give them a strong, healthy start. To help ensure... with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, which is dedicated to solving the problem of... wherever it may lead. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by...

  2. 76 FR 68625 - Establishment of the Fort Monroe National Monument

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-07

    ... the proper care and management of the objects to be protected; WHEREAS the 2005 Defense Base Closure... necessary for the care and management of the Fort and Point as the Fort Monroe National Monument; NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me...

  3. 76 FR 18631 - National Donate Life Month, 2011

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-04-05

    ....) [FR Doc. 2011-8138 Filed 4-4-11; 8:45 am] Billing code 3195-W1-P ... Americans across our country. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by... proclaim April 2011 as National Donate Life Month. I call upon health care professionals,...

  4. 3 CFR 9033 - Proclamation 9033 of September 30, 2013. National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... information on effective strategies to parents and communities nationwide. Through the Affordable Care Act, we... by visiting www.HealthCare.gov. Because adult role models play an integral role in preventing youth... them the chance to explore their limitless potential. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of...

  5. 77 FR 23595 - National Equal Pay Day, 2012

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-04-20

    ... America the two hundred and thirty-sixth. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2012-9676 Filed 4-19-12; 8:45 am... on the table, decent medical care, and timely mortgage payments. Yet, in 2010--47 years after..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested...

  6. 3 CFR 8945 - Proclamation 8945 of March 25, 2013. Establishment of the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... confined to the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of the objects to be protected... Charles Young and the Buffalo Soldiers at Youngsholm in Wilberforce, Ohio; NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA... proper care and management of the objects to be protected. All Federal lands and interests in...

  7. 75 FR 35947 - Father's Day, 2010

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-06-23

    .... (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2010-15403 Filed 6-22-10; 11:15 am] Billing code 3195-W0-P ... care and support. Children and adults alike look up to them and learn from their example and... unending appreciation and admiration. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States...

  8. 3 CFR 8853 - Proclamation 8853 of August 31, 2012. National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... experiences symptoms, including abdominal pain, pressure, or swelling—should talk with her health care... awareness about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. The Affordable Care Act already bans insurance... prevent, detect, and treat this devastating disease. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of...

  9. 3 CFR 8944 - Proclamation 8944 of March 25, 2013. Establishment of the First State National Monument

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... proper care and management of the objects to be protected; WHEREAS, for the purpose of establishing a... of Woodlawn; NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by the... the proper care and management of the objects to be protected. All Federal lands and interests...

  10. 3 CFR 8459 - Proclamation 8459 of November 25, 2009. World AIDS Day, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... to care, and help eliminate HIV-related health disparities. We have already ensured that visitors to.... We have also secured the continuation of critical HIV/AIDS care and treatment services. Today, we... the domestic and global HIV/AIDS landscape. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the...

  11. 3 CFR 8763 - Proclamation 8763 of December 2, 2011. International Day of Persons With Disabilities, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... American dream and comprehensive opportunities in education, health care, and employment within reach for... community to expand access to education, health care, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, and other..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested...

  12. 3 CFR 8733 - Proclamation 8733 of October 7, 2011. National School Lunch Week, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... in need. First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative has worked with schools nationwide to... schools that meet the HealthierUS School Challenge. We have also engaged child care providers in adopting... President to issue a proclamation in observance of this week. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President...

  13. 3 CFR 8593 - Proclamation 8593 of October 29, 2010. National Family Caregivers Month, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... capacity to care for each other. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States ofAmerica... need of care—including children, elders, and persons with disabilities—would have difficulty remaining... information, assistance, counseling, training, support groups, and respite care for caregivers across...

  14. 3 CFR 8792 - Proclamation 8792 of April 2, 2012. National Donate Life Month, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ..., and ensuring every individual has access to the care and services they need. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the... call upon health care professionals, volunteers, educators, government agencies, faith-based...

  15. 3 CFR 8727 - Proclamation 8727 of October 3, 2011. National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... part of the Affordable Care Act, the Department of Health and Human Services announced historic new... domestic violence screening and counseling. The Affordable Care Act also ensures that insurance companies..., BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by...

  16. 3 CFR 8382 - Proclamation 8382 of May 15, 2009. Small Business Week, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... businesses, as well as health care reform that will help these businesses provide more workers with quality health care services. Our Nation's success depends on America's small businesses and entrepreneurs. Their... America achieve that promise. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of...

  17. 75 FR 53559 - Women's Equality Day, 2010

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-08-31

    ... hundred and thirty-fifth. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2010-21904 Filed 8-30-10; 11:15 am] Billing code... child care more affordable, promote work policies that improve work-family balance, and advance the... Nation's history for generations to come. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United...

  18. 78 FR 1121 - National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2013

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-01-07

    ... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty- seventh. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc..., enforce them rigorously, and care for survivors. We know the road ahead is long, and change will not come... know is possible. ] NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America,...

  19. 3 CFR 8971 - Proclamation 8971 of April 30, 2013. Older Americans Month, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... show them the fullest care, support, and respect of a grateful Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA.... With groundbreaking advances in medicine and health care, Americans are living longer and achieving... improving access to health care to broadening employment opportunities. And to ensure older Americans...

  20. 3 CFR 8594 - Proclamation 8594 of October 29, 2010. National Hospice Month, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... terminally ill to receive comfortable and dignified care. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the... Proclamation During National Hospice Month, we recognize the dignity hospice care can provide to patients who... their final days. Hospice care gives medical services, emotional support, and spiritual resources...

  1. 3 CFR 8705 - Proclamation 8705 of September 1, 2011. National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    .... Because of the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies can no longer deny insurance to children because... Affordable Care Act prohibits insurance companies from imposing lifetime dollar limits on health benefits... children can lead full and healthy lives. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United...

  2. 78 FR 67285 - Veterans Day, 2013

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-11-08

    ... thirty- eighth. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2013-27093 Filed 11-7-13; 11:15 am] Billing code 3295-F4 ... it our mission to give them the respect and care they have earned. When America's veterans return...'s veterans. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do...

  3. 76 FR 19257 - National Cancer Control Month, 2011

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-04-06

    .... (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2011-8381 Filed 4-5-11; 11:15 am] Billing code 3195-W1-P ... to treat. Under the Affordable Care Act, new health insurance plans must offer certain screening... declaring April as ``Cancer Control Month.'' NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United...

  4. 75 FR 70999 - National Entrepreneurship Week, 2010

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-19

    ... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc... care technology, and advanced vehicle technologies. In addition, the new National Advisory Council on... solve some of the toughest challenges we face as a Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President...

  5. 75 FR 1263 - National Mentoring Month, 2010

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-01-08

    .... (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2010-312 Filed 1-7-10; 11:15 am] Billing code 3195-W0-P ... and ensure our children have access to high- quality health care, but the advice and example of a..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested...

  6. 3 CFR 8824 - Proclamation 8824 of May 21, 2012. Emergency Medical Services Week, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... with care and efficiency at a moment’s notice. During Emergency Medical Services Week, we honor their... throughout our health care system who work together to ensure those in need receive the highest level of... communities. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of...

  7. 3 CFR 8847 - Proclamation 8847 of August 6, 2012. National Health Center Week, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... accessible, affordable health care. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of... A Proclamation For nearly half a century, health centers have helped make primary care services... patients by not only providing treatment for those in need, but also emphasizing preventive care that...

  8. 77 FR 26643 - Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2012

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    2012-05-04

    ... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc... and struggle to overcome disparities in education, employment, housing, and health care. My... who seek it. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue...

  9. 77 FR 56745 - Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, 2012

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-09-13

    ... the two hundred and thirty-seventh. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2012-22799 Filed 9-12-12; 11:15 am... faith-based organization, to collecting food and clothing for those in need, to preparing care packages..., BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 11, 2012,...

  10. 3 CFR 8590 - Proclamation 8590 of October 29, 2010. Military Family Month, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... have the resources to care for themselves and the tools to reach their dreams. We are working to... provide our veterans with the benefits and care they have earned. We are also standing with our service..., I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States ofAmerica, by virtue of the authority vested in...

  11. 3 CFR 8750 - Proclamation 8750 of November 1, 2011. Establishment of the Fort Monroe National Monument

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... confined to the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of the objects to be protected... Comfort, and certain lands and buildings necessary for the care and management of the Fort and Point as the Fort Monroe National Monument; NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States...

  12. 3 CFR 8947 - Proclamation 8947 of March 25, 2013. Establishment of the San Juan Islands National Monument

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of the objects to be protected... lands of the San Juan Islands; NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of... the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of the objects to be protected....

  13. 78 FR 73683 - International Day of Persons With Disabilities, 2013

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-06

    ... America the two hundred and thirty- eighth. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2013-29397 Filed 12-5-13; 11:15... contractors and subcontractors. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, insurers can no longer put lifetime dollar..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested...

  14. 3 CFR 8568 - Proclamation 8568 of September 24, 2010. National Public Lands Day, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... local projects to have a greater impact on parks and public lands across our Nation. Taking care of our... their time and energy to care for—and to go out and enjoy—our public lands. Together, we can build upon.... NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the...

  15. 78 FR 20409 - World Autism Awareness Day, 2013

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-04-05

    .... (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2013-08037 Filed 4-4-13; 8:45 am] Billing code 3295-F3 ... need a health care system that works for children and adults with ASDs. The Affordable Care Act... wider in the years ahead. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America,...

  16. 3 CFR 8851 - Proclamation 8851 of August 31, 2012. National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... families battling pediatric cancer and work to ease the burdens they face. Under the Affordable Care Act... Americans have access to affordable health care, my Administration will continue to invest in the cutting... brighter future for America's youth. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States...

  17. 3 CFR 8483 - Proclamation 8483 of March 5, 2010. Save Your Vision Week, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... encourage all Americans to visit the National Eye Institute website at www.NEI.NIH.gov to find eye care..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim March 7 through March 13, 2010, as Save Your Vision Week. During this time, I invite eye care professionals,...

  18. 78 FR 37423 - National Small Business Week, 2013

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-06-20

    ... America the two hundred and thirty- seventh. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2013-14968 Filed 6-19-13; 11:15.... We are implementing the Affordable Care Act so small businesses can make quality, affordable health... small businesses succeed. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America,...

  19. 77 FR 26905 - Jewish American Heritage Month, 2012

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    2012-05-07

    .... (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2012-11134 Filed 5-4-12; 11:15 am] Billing code 3295-F2-P ... 8814--National Foster Care Month, 2012 #0; #0; #0; Presidential Documents #0; #0; #0;#0;Federal..., BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by...

  20. 78 FR 26219 - National Foster Care Month, 2013

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    2013-05-03

    ... foster care the best our country has to offer. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United... States of America the two hundred and thirty- seventh. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2013-10748 Filed 5-2...;#0; ] Proclamation 8968 of April 30, 2013 National Foster Care Month, 2013 By the President of...

  1. 3 CFR 8803 - Proclamation 8803 of April 20, 2012. Establishment of the Fort Ord National Monument

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... confined to the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of the objects to be protected..., BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by section 2 of..., which is the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of the objects to be...

  2. 3 CFR 8703 - Proclamation 8703 of September 1, 2011. National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... abdominal pain, with their doctor. Now, because of the Affordable Care Act, a wide range of preventive... for all our citizens. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by... agencies, organizations, health-care providers, and research institutions to raise ovarian cancer...

  3. 3 CFR 13588 - Executive Order 13588 of October 31, 2011. Reducing Prescription Drug Shortages

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ..., and patients. They also increase health care costs, particularly because some participants in the... manufacturers, health care providers, and other stakeholders to prevent drug shortages, this order directs the..., its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.Barack ObamaThe White House, October 31, 2011....

  4. Democrats Air Dueling Ideas on Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hoff, David J.

    2008-01-01

    Democrats are almost certain to leave their convention in Denver united behind Senator Barack Obama of Illinois as their nominee for president. However, it is less likely that they will settle an intraparty disagreement over the most pressing question in K-12 education policy: How much can the public expect of schools? The stark differences…

  5. 3 CFR 8909 - Proclamation 8909 of November 29, 2012. World AIDS Day, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... to reduce new infections, increase access to care, reduce health disparities, and achieve a more... to prevent and treat HIV. We are also implementing the Affordable Care Act, which has expanded access..., BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by...

  6. 3 CFR 8715 - Proclamation 8715 of September 16, 2011. National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... and Reserve members would not be possible without the unwavering support and care provided by their... our sacred duty to honor and care for our service members when they come home. The support of... together to serve and protect our Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United...

  7. 3 CFR 8575 - Proclamation 8575 of October 1, 2010. National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... eliminating abuse. The landmark Affordable Care Act also serves as a lifeline for domestic violence victims... educators, health care providers, and human service professionals, also have a role to play in communicating... support for all those affected. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States...

  8. 76 FR 36853 - Father's Day, 2011

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-06-22

    .... (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2011-15780 Filed 6-21-11; 11:15 am] Billing code 3195-W1-P ... shifts, put food on the table, and care for children alone while trying to make ends meet. And it is felt... priority in our Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America,...

  9. 3 CFR 8749 - Proclamation 8749 of November 1, 2011. National Native American Heritage Month, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ..., expand access to affordable health care, broaden post-secondary educational opportunities, and ensure... clean energy development on tribal lands. First Lady Michelle Obama’s recently launched Let’s Move! in... future for the First Americans and all Americans. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of...

  10. 3 CFR 8906 - Proclamation 8906 of November 16, 2012. National Family Week, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... coverage when they need it most, the Affordable Care Act put in place comprehensive reforms that will hold insurance companies accountable, improve health care quality, and expand access to affordable coverage. My... recommit to keeping America's promise alive for every family. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President...

  11. GOP Candidates Eye Scaling Back Federal K-12 Role

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Klein, Alyson

    2012-01-01

    Though education has played second fiddle so far to other domestic issues in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, the narrowing field includes GOP candidates with compatible views on scaling back the federal role in K-12, but big contrasts in policy specifics and experience. President Barack Obama, meanwhile, is expected to put a…

  12. Competitive Grant Making and Education Reform: Assessing Race to the Top's Current Impact and Future Prospects. Education Stimulus Watch. Special Report 5

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    Manna, Paul

    2010-01-01

    During President Barack Obama's first two years in office, the administration's signature education initiative has been the Race to the Top (RTT) fund, a small part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that was passed to stimulate the nation's ailing economy. While celebrations and criticisms of RTT abound, serious attempts to…

  13. Trudge toward Freedom: Moral Commitment and Ethical Action in Education

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    Ayers, William

    2011-01-01

    In this article, William Ayers constructs his Phil Smith Lecture as a call to action. Grounded in democratic principles of equality and social justice, the author invokes a liberal conception of human worth and the universal right to educational opportunity. The author critiques the passivity of the American polity in the face of Barack Obama's…

  14. Economic Competitiveness: A Campaign Primer

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    Fischer, Karin

    2008-01-01

    With the dollar's continued swoon and grim news on the job front, American economic competitiveness has become a central theme in the presidential election. Stumping in Ohio and Pennsylvania, old-line industrial states hit hard by the flight of manufacturing jobs, Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama have called for renegotiating the…

  15. Negotiating the Path: The NCSSSMST Pre-Conference Symposium--A Milestone on Our Journey

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    Mason, Letita

    2010-01-01

    The 2010 NCSSSMST Pre-Conference Symposium in Nashville, "Diversity: Negotiating the Path," was the culmination of initiatives begun two years ago by the Diversity Committee of the NCSSSMST Board. Inspired by the ground-breaking campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, members recognized within each candidate a symbolic example of what they…

  16. Americans Split on Government Control of Tuition

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    Selingo, Jeffrey

    2008-01-01

    Nearly seven months before the November election, a plurality of Americans favor Barack Obama to tackle what they consider the most pressing issue in higher education: the runaway cost of a bachelor's degree. According to a new nationwide survey conducted through The Chronicle/Gallup Panel, 42 percent of Americans think that controlling college…

  17. Who's Best for U.S. and Indian Country?: Students Weigh in on 2008 Presidential Race

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    Talahongva, Patty

    2008-01-01

    For the first time, the race to the White House included a woman and a man of African American heritage. U.S. Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both campaigned intensely to claim the Democratic nomination. While this may strike many Americans as historic, for some students attending tribal colleges, the election is still just that, the…

  18. Democrats' K-12 Views Differ, Subtly

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    Hoff, David J.; Klein, Alyson

    2008-01-01

    Throughout the presidential campaign, the leading Democrats have been speaking from a similar script on education--until this month, when U.S. Senator Barack Obama of Illinois suggested that he could be persuaded to support private school vouchers. "If there was any argument for vouchers, it was "Let's see if the experiment works"," Sen. Obama…

  19. New Congressional Climate Change Task Force Calls on President to Use Administrative Authority

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    Showstack, Randy

    2013-02-01

    Spurred by U.S. congressional inaction on climate change and by President Barack Obama's comments on the topic in his 21 January inaugural address, several Democratic members of Congress announced at a Capitol Hill briefing the formation of a bicameral task force on climate change. In addition, they have called on the president to use his administrative authority to deal with the issue.

  20. Change in Control

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    Change is a popular word since Barack Obama so successfully used it in his campaign to become president of the US. Change almost became a synonym for “yes, we can”. Change, and things will improve. Suddenly change is sexy. We don’t seem to suffer from resistance to change anymore. People now LIKE to change?

  1. 3 CFR 8870 - Proclamation 8870 of September 21, 2012. National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2012

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    ... forward, and renew the spirit of stewardship that has moved countless Americans to help preserve our... who have helped make our country what it is today. Fulfilling our role as environmental stewards in... environmental progress in the years to come. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States...

  2. Quality Seen as Job One for Charters: Sector Explores Ways to Spur Rising Tide of Strong Results

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    Robelen, Erik W.

    2009-01-01

    When President Barack Obama pledged on the campaign trail last September to step up federal aid for "successful" charter schools, he was touching on a matter of mounting concern: how to ensure better and more consistent quality across the growing charter sector. Amid worry about the mixed academic results for charter schools--and a belief that too…

  3. GOP Candidates Eye Scaling Back Federal K-12 Role

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    Klein, Alyson

    2012-01-01

    Though education has played second fiddle so far to other domestic issues in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, the narrowing field includes GOP candidates with compatible views on scaling back the federal role in K-12, but big contrasts in policy specifics and experience. President Barack Obama, meanwhile, is expected to put a

  4. The Trauma of Racism: America's Original Sin

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    Ponds, Kenneth T.

    2013-01-01

    With the election of Barack Obama as President, many believed that this nation was entering into a post-racial America, a color-blind society where racism could begin to be healed if not totally dismissed. However, a recent Associated Press poll has shown that this is not the case (AP, 2012). In fact, racial prejudice has increased slightly since…

  5. 14 Souls, 19 Days and 1600 Dreams: Engaging Critical Race Praxis While Living on the "Edge" of Race

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    Stovall, David

    2013-01-01

    Because the dynamics of race are wrongly ignored in a current shroud of post-racialism (i.e. re-election of Barack Obama as president of the USA, shifting racial demographics in the USA, etc.), there are still communities in the USA and throughout the world that experience the damaging effects of racism entangled with the realities of class. Many…

  6. TILMA: The Impact of Domestic Trade Pacts on Learning Environments

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    Frampton, Caelie

    2008-01-01

    When U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama suggested he would reopen the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) for negotiation, the ensuing debate demonstrated that international trade agreements are controversial. A new interprovincial trade agreement between British Columbia and Alberta, the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement…

  7. Communities for and with Black Male Students

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    Jett, Christopher C.; Stinson, David W.; Williams, Brian A.

    2015-01-01

    The social and educational status of black male youth in the United States has been receiving increasing attention. In February 2014, President Barack Obama announced a new national initiative--My Brother's Keeper--for helping black boys and male youth or, to speak more generally, boys and young men of color, to "stay on track; providing the

  8. Colleges Weigh "Yes We Can" Approach to Fund Raising

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    Parry, Marc

    2009-01-01

    Blue State Digital, the company that helped catapult Barack Obama into the White House, is courting colleges. Some are welcoming the political rainmaker inside their wrought-iron gates. But some skeptics question whether what works in the digital war room of a political campaign can translate into the academic arena. The world of college fund

  9. For Many Students, Electoral Enthusiasm Runs up against Barriers to Voting

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    Lipka, Sara

    2008-01-01

    Stories of transient students missing deadlines or being misled about their voting rights are nothing new. But this year, the role younger voters played in Barack Obama's win in Iowa's Democratic presidential primary seems to have motivated a wave of college students in other states. Some of those students--and the campaigns courting them--are out

  10. 3 CFR 8649 - Proclamation 8649 of April 7, 2011. National Volunteer Week, 2011

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    2012-01-01

    ... shelters, hospitals and hotlines, and faith-based and community groups. From mentoring at-risk youth and... their own projects where they see a need. During National Volunteer Week, we celebrate the profound... www.Serve.gov to find a local project. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United...

  11. The Evolution of Women's Roles within the University and the Workplace

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    Webb, Joyce G.

    2010-01-01

    On April 20, 2010, United States President Barack Obama issued a proclamation declaring National Equal Pay Day. In the proclamation it was recognized that despite years of progress in the workforce, women are still not paid as much as men. The proclamation states: Throughout our Nation's history, extraordinary women have broken barriers to achieve…

  12. The Interplay between Prejudice against Latinos and Policy: A Social Psychological Perspective

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    Trujillo, Matthew D.

    2012-01-01

    During the past century, American society has made enormous strides in promoting equality and diminishing prejudice among different racial and ethnic groups (Dovidio et al. 2002). Indeed, many believe the election of the first Black president, Barack Obama, marked the beginning of a post-racial America. While progress is undeniable, America is by…

  13. Young People Drawn to Aid in 2008 Race

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    Klein, Alyson

    2008-01-01

    The scene in Brian Griffin's bedroom looks like a cross between a charity telethon and an intense cramming session the night before a final exam. Mr. Griffin and about 10 of his classmates--fellow members of the Plainfield High School (Indiana) chapter of Students for Barack Obama--are sprawled around the room, cellphones in hand, studying voter…

  14. Fixing Financial Aid

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    Carey, Kevin

    2013-01-01

    For 40 years, federal money has sustained higher education while enabling its worst tendencies. That is about to change. The end may have come on February 12, 2013, when President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address. "Skyrocketing costs," the president said, "price way too many young people out of a higher education, or saddle…

  15. Colleges Weigh "Yes We Can" Approach to Fund Raising

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    Parry, Marc

    2009-01-01

    Blue State Digital, the company that helped catapult Barack Obama into the White House, is courting colleges. Some are welcoming the political rainmaker inside their wrought-iron gates. But some skeptics question whether what works in the digital war room of a political campaign can translate into the academic arena. The world of college fund…

  16. Candidates Are at Odds over K-12

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    Klein, Alyson; Hoff, David J.

    2008-01-01

    The presumed November match-up produced by the long presidential-primary season offers contrasting approaches to K-12 policy, along with some common ground on the basics of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Senator John McCain of Arizona, the presumptive Republican nominee, and Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, his Democratic counterpart, both…

  17. Chasing the Dream

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    Gardezi, Aleena

    2012-01-01

    Community colleges are gearing up to play a greater role in providing open access and affordable education to undocumented immigrants since President Barack Obama's re-election, which ensured the continuance of his June 15th executive order offering deferred deportation to eligible young immigrants. That order provided an opportunity for children…

  18. Nation, Districts Step up Safety

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    Shah, Nirvi

    2013-01-01

    President Barack Obama's announcement last week of a wide-ranging anti-violence plan in response to the Newtown, Connecticut, school shootings comes as many districts are adopting new and sometimes dramatic measures--including arming teachers and volunteers--intended to prevent similar tragedies in their own schools. School safety experts warn…

  19. Race to the Top Leaves Children and Future Citizens behind: The Devastating Effects of Centralization, Standardization, and High Stakes Accountability

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    Onosko, Joe

    2011-01-01

    President Barack Obama's Race to the Top (RTT) is a profoundly flawed educational reform plan that increases standardization, centralization, and test-based accountability in our nation's schools. Following a brief summary of the interest groups supporting the plan, who is currently participating in this race, why so many states voluntarily…

  20. Education Platforms for America

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    District Administration, 2012

    2012-01-01

    What is at stake for K12 education in next month's presidential election? Both President Barack Obama (Democratic Party) and Gov. Mitt Romney (Republican Party) say improving education will be a top priority in their administrations, but their policies and initiatives would likely be quite different. While political platforms rarely offer detailed…

  1. ESEA Waivers and Teacher-Evaluation Plans: State Oversight of District-Designed Teacher-Evaluation Systems

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    Pennington, Kaitlin

    2014-01-01

    In 2011, President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan provided states with an opportunity for flexibility from certain requirements under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA, currently known as the No Child Left Behind, or NCLB, Act. A total of 43 states; Washington, D.C.; Puerto Rico; and eight districts in…

  2. The Persuadable Public

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    Howell, William G.; Peterson, Paul E.; West, Martin R.

    2009-01-01

    This article presents the findings from the 2009 "Education Next" and Harvard's Program on Education Policy and Governance (PEPG) survey which asks if information changes minds about school reform. The authors fielded the survey in March of 2009, when newly elected president Barack Obama enjoyed public approval ratings above 60 percent. The timing…

  3. An Intercultural Project Exploring the Relationship among DNA Ancestry Profiles, Family Narrative, and the Social Construction of Race

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    Foeman, Anita K.

    2012-01-01

    While important goals of the Civil Rights Movement were fulfilled with the election of Barack Obama, ongoing demands to build a just and inclusive multiracial society require that one constantly looks for new ways to extend the discussion of difference. The goal of this article is to present a project designed for students in intercultural…

  4. 75 FR 28367 - Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws

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    ...On August 3, 2009, the Office of Labor-Management Standards (``OLMS'') in the Department of Labor (``the Department'') issued a proposed rule implementing Executive Order 13496. This final rule sets forth the Department's review of and response to comments on the proposal and any changes made to the rule in response to those comments. President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13496......

  5. Early Detection

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    Stuart, Reginald

    2010-01-01

    According to the College Board's review of data from the Organization of Economic Co-Operation and Development, the U.S. ranks 12th out of 36 nations in terms of postsecondary attainment among citizens 25 to 34 years old. Completion is the mantra since President Barack Obama challenged higher education by setting an ambitious goal for 60 percent

  6. Demography as Destiny? Hispanic Student Success in Florida

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    Ladner, Matthew; Lips, Dan

    2010-01-01

    A major debate among education reformers over how best to reduce the achievement gap broke out during the 2008 presidential campaign. Most advocates on both sides backed Barack Obama, but they urged him to pursue different policies. The Education Equality Project (EEP) supported a continuation of accountability and other school-focused reforms.…

  7. Demography as Destiny?

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    Ladner, Matthew; Lips, Dan

    2009-01-01

    A major debate among education reformers over how best to reduce the achievement gap broke out during the 2008 presidential campaign. Most advocates on both sides backed Barack Obama, but they urged him to pursue different policies. The Education Equality Project (EEP) supported a continuation of accountability and other school-focused reforms.…

  8. Prescription for Health

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    Stuart, Reginald

    2010-01-01

    When President Barack Obama tapped Dr. Regina Benjamin, a rural Alabama family physician, to serve as U.S. Surgeon General, she joked that her client base went overnight from several hundred to nearly 300 million. Dr. Benjamin, an alumna of historically Black Xavier University of Louisiana and Morehouse School of Medicine, was busy tending to the…

  9. Shootings Revive Debates on Security

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    Shah, Nirvi

    2013-01-01

    By nearly all accounts, the staff and students at Sandy Hook Elementary School did everything right on Dec. 14--and with the security measures they took before that day--when a young man armed with powerful weapons blasted his way into the school. But the deadliest K-12 school shooting in American history, a day that President Barack Obama has…

  10. Review breathes life into Yucca site

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    Gwynne, Peter

    2014-12-01

    A review by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on the long-term safety of the Yucca Mountain repository for nuclear waste in Nevada has improved the chances that it may go ahead, despite being mothballed by the administration of US president Barack Obama back in 2010.

  11. Turning around Schools in Need

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    Rivero, Victor

    2009-01-01

    In December, President-elect Barack Obama selected Chicago's Dodge Renaissance Academy, a 400-student pre-K8 school, as the backdrop for choosing Arne Duncan, the Chicago Public Schools' CEO, as the nation's new secretary of education. Touted as a "turnaround school," Dodge represented the idea that if change could come to a high-poverty, failing…

  12. Washington's Bold Reformer

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    Schachter, Ron

    2008-01-01

    For more than a year, the debate, press coverage, and buzz in Washington, D.C., have swirled over whether someone so different--and so relatively inexperienced--can deliver sweeping change. And presidential hopeful Barack Obama hasn't been the only one receiving that kind of unrelenting scrutiny. This article describes Michelle Rhee who became…

  13. 78 FR 31713 - Office of the Chief of Protocol; Gifts to Federal Employees from Foreign Government Sources...

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    ... `Ali Baccarat crystal Saifuddien Sa'adul figurine, presented in Khairi Waddien, Sultan a 7'' x 4.5.... The Honorable Barack Obama, 26'' x 32.5'' framed His Excellency Asif Ali Non-acceptance would... Government. oz. fluted silver- Haji Omar `Ali plated pitcher. 9'' Saifuddien Sa'adul Cricklewood...

  14. Early Detection

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    Stuart, Reginald

    2010-01-01

    According to the College Board's review of data from the Organization of Economic Co-Operation and Development, the U.S. ranks 12th out of 36 nations in terms of postsecondary attainment among citizens 25 to 34 years old. Completion is the mantra since President Barack Obama challenged higher education by setting an ambitious goal for 60 percent…

  15. 3 CFR 9004 - Proclamation 9004 of August 23, 2013. 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and...

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    2014-01-01

    ... Jobs and FreedomBy the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On August 28, 1963... forward—that we cannot march alone, that America flourishes best when we acknowledge our common humanity... a mighty stream.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America,...

  16. 3 CFR 8668 - Proclamation 8668 of May 3, 2011. 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides

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    2012-01-01

    ... America A Proclamation Fifty years ago, America was struggling to implement the ideals of justice and... America accountable to our highest ideals and bend the arc of history towards justice. They showed that..., BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by...

  17. 3 CFR 8972 - Proclamation 8972 of April 30, 2013. Law Day, U.S.A., 2013

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    2014-01-01

    ... Proc. 8972 Law Day, U.S.A., 2013By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation As a... century later and gave voice to a dream, sounding the call for an America that truly lives out the meaning..., BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, in accordance with Public Law 87-20, as...

  18. 3 CFR 8923 - Proclamation 8923 of December 31, 2012. 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

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    2013-01-01

    ... President of the United States of America A Proclamation On December 31, 1862, our Nation marked the end of.... Slavery still suspended the possibility of an America where life and liberty were the birthright of all... freedom's progress in our time. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of...

  19. 3 CFR 8599 - Proclamation 8599 of November 8, 2010. World Freedom Day, 2010

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    2011-01-01

    ..., 2010 Proc. 8599 World Freedom Day, 2010By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation... behind the Iron Curtain are now America's allies and partners, and today we jointly confront global... and peace of freedom. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States ofAmerica,...

  20. 3 CFR 8786 - Proclamation 8786 of March 23, 2012. Cesar Chavez Day, 2012

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    2013-01-01

    ..., 2012 Proc. 8786 Cesar Chavez Day, 2012By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation... treatment for farm workers. Alongside Dolores Huerta, he founded the United Farm Workers of America (UFW..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested...

  1. 78 FR 53235 - 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

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    2013-08-28

    ... and Freedom By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On August 28, 1963... forward--that we cannot march alone, that America flourishes best when we acknowledge our common humanity... righteousness like a mighty stream.'' NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of...

  2. 3 CFR 8637 - Proclamation 8637 of March 16, 2011. 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy, 2011

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    2012-01-01

    ... President of the United States of America A Proclamation On March 17, Italy celebrates the 150th anniversary..., BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the..., in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of...

  3. 3 CFR 8811 - Proclamation 8811 of May 1, 2012. Loyalty Day, 2012

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    2013-01-01

    ... Loyalty Day, 2012By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation More than two centuries... their full measure of happiness. America has carried on not only for the skill or vision of history’s... of America, our Constitution, and our founding values. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President...

  4. 3 CFR 8487 - Proclamation 8487 of March 31, 2010. Cesar Chavez Day, 2010

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    2011-01-01

    ..., 2010 Proc. 8487 Cesar Chavez Day, 2010By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation..., the United Farm Workers of America (UFW), still addresses these issues today. After serving in the..., BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by...

  5. 3 CFR 8400 - Proclamation 8400 of August 20, 2009. Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2009

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    2010-01-01

    ... 3 The President 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Proclamation 8400 of August 20, 2009. Minority... 8400 of August 20, 2009 Proc. 8400 Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2009By the President of the... their dreams. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue...

  6. Mapping the Future, Mapping Education: An Analysis of the 2011 State of the Union Address

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    Collin, Ross

    2012-01-01

    This article presents a discourse analysis of President Barack Obama's 2011 State of the Union Address. Fredric Jameson's concepts of cognitive mapping, cultural revolution, and the unconscious are employed to examine the president's vision of educational and economic transformation. Ultimately, it is argued this vision evokes a world in which…

  7. ESEA Renewal Could Gain Momentum

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    Klein, Alyson

    2011-01-01

    Education leaders in Congress are signaling that they're prepared to collaborate with the White House on a long-stalled reauthorization of the main federal law for K-12 education, after President Barack Obama sought to move education back to the top of the national agenda in his State of the Union address last week. Precollegiate policy is widely…

  8. House GOP Presses for Deep Cuts to Education

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    Klein, Alyson

    2011-01-01

    Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives appear determined to make deep cuts to education and related programs in the temporary spending bill that would keep the federal government operating for the rest of the fiscal year, even as President Barack Obama seeks a modest funding boost next year. That sets up a fiscal face-off in the

  9. An Earned Insurgency: Quality Education as a Constitutional Right

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    Moses, Robert P.

    2009-01-01

    In the following pages, Robert Moses tells the history of the early civil rights movement in Mississippi, focusing on the individuals, alliances, and strategies that brought about fundamental change in the United States and ultimately made possible the election of Barack Obama to the presidency. Moses describes how the efforts of Justice…

  10. Postsecondary Completers and Completions: 2011-12. Web Tables. NCES 2014-033

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    Ginder, Scott; Stearns, Christina

    2014-01-01

    In 2009, President Barack Obama set forth a goal that America would have the highest percentage of college graduates (associate's and bachelor's degree recipients) in the world by 2020. The U.S. Department of Education estimated that to reach this goal, the number of college graduates would need to increase by 50 percent nationwide by…

  11. 31 CFR Appendix B to Part 510 - Executive Order 13551

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    2013-07-01

    ..., instrumentalities, and controlled entities; and (f) The term “luxury goods” includes those items listed in 15 CFR... 12:01 p.m., eastern daylight time on August 30, 2010. Barack Obama, THE WHITE HOUSE, August 30, 2010. ANNEX Individual 1. KIM Yong Chol Entities 1. Green Pine Associated Corporation 2....

  12. 31 CFR Appendix B to Part 510 - Executive Order 13551

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    2014-07-01

    ..., instrumentalities, and controlled entities; and (f) The term “luxury goods” includes those items listed in 15 CFR... 12:01 p.m., eastern daylight time on August 30, 2010. Barack Obama, THE WHITE HOUSE, August 30, 2010. ANNEX Individual 1. KIM Yong Chol Entities 1. Green Pine Associated Corporation 2....

  13. 31 CFR Appendix B to Part 510 - Executive Order 13551

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ..., instrumentalities, and controlled entities; and (f) The term “luxury goods” includes those items listed in 15 CFR... 12:01 p.m., eastern daylight time on August 30, 2010. Barack Obama, THE WHITE HOUSE, August 30, 2010. ANNEX Individual 1. KIM Yong Chol Entities 1. Green Pine Associated Corporation 2....

  14. Communities for and with Black Male Students

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    Jett, Christopher C.; Stinson, David W.; Williams, Brian A.

    2015-01-01

    The social and educational status of black male youth in the United States has been receiving increasing attention. In February 2014, President Barack Obama announced a new national initiative--My Brother's Keeper--for helping black boys and male youth or, to speak more generally, boys and young men of color, to "stay on track; providing the…

  15. Learning Made Accessible

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    Menard, Valerie

    2010-01-01

    During a speech to community college administrators in October, President Barack Obama recognized two-year colleges as the "unsung heroes" that provide opportunities to those who otherwise would be unable to enter higher education. Community colleges, he said, play an important role in reviving the economy and putting Americans back to work. The…

  16. Roles for Educators in Helping the USA Form a Real Global Society

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    Gentry, Ruben

    2013-01-01

    By not properly addressing economic issues, health care, and educational needs, the United States of America was on the verge of financial collapse and people had to choose between having food or medicine. President Barack Obama emerged with a broad-based plan of change for the country which impacts every major sector of society. He wants peace to

  17. Renewing the Fight against Affirmative Action

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    Roach, Ronald

    2009-01-01

    Some affirmative action and diversity program critics are cheering President Barack Obama's election because they believe his success dramatically undermines the argument that discrimination remains a significant barrier for minorities in American life. Ward Connerly Jr., arguably the most visible anti-affirmative action activist in the United…

  18. "They Mean Something More!" Teaching about Symbols Using Balanced Integration

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    Vesperman, Dean P.; Bernens-Kinkead, Donna J.; Loudermilk, Liesl S.; Newsom, Gladys I. M.

    2012-01-01

    Since the election of 1796, buttons, slogans, and, most importantly, symbols have become a mainstay of the American election system. The log cabin symbolized the childhoods of Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln; the sun represented hope on Barack Obama's 2008 presidential election posters. Many people without formal instruction in what symbols…

  19. Latin@ Advocacy in the Hyphen: Faculty Identity and Commitment in a Hispanic-Serving Institution

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    Murakami-Ramalho, Elizabeth; Nunez, Anne-Marie; Cuero, Kimberley K.

    2010-01-01

    This study examines our experiences as female junior scholars with multicultural backgrounds teaching at the same Hispanic-serving institution. As education scholars with mixed-heritage families, we identify with the commitment to serving Latinos and the number of mixed-heritage people in the USA. The election of Barack Obama, whose racial…

  20. New Leeway on Horizon under NCLB

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    McNeil, Michele

    2011-01-01

    As the clock ticks toward President Barack Obama's back-to-school deadline for rewriting the No Child Left Behind Act, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is preparing to grant states relief from key provisions of the federal school accountability law in exchange for what he calls "commitments to key reforms." The move comes as pressure mounts

  1. The Early Education of Our Next President

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    Meyer, Peter

    2008-01-01

    After a grueling primary season this year--for the Democrats, at least--it seems in retrospect that there was something inevitable in the pairing of John McCain and Barack Obama as the two contenders for the presidency in 2008. Two distinct generations, two unique backgrounds, two very different worldviews: white/black, old/young, right/left.…

  2. Stimulus Offers Funding Support for Ed. Facilities

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    Ash, Katie

    2009-01-01

    Some two months after enactment of the federal economic-stimulus package, school facilities directors are still trying to piece together how much money will be available under the measure for school construction projects, what it can be used for, and when it can be accessed. Before President Barack Obama signed the $787 billion American Recovery…

  3. Reinvesting in America's Youth: Lessons from the 2009 Recovery Act Summer Youth Employment Initiative

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    Bellotti, Jeanne; Rosenberg, Linda; Sattar, Samina; Esposito, Andrea Mraz; Ziegler, Jessica

    2010-01-01

    On February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law. Passed in response to the 2008 recession, the Act's purpose was to create jobs, pump money into the economy, and encourage spending. Through the Act, states received $1.2 billion in funding for the workforce investment system to provide…

  4. An Earned Insurgency: Quality Education as a Constitutional Right

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    Moses, Robert P.

    2009-01-01

    In the following pages, Robert Moses tells the history of the early civil rights movement in Mississippi, focusing on the individuals, alliances, and strategies that brought about fundamental change in the United States and ultimately made possible the election of Barack Obama to the presidency. Moses describes how the efforts of Justice

  5. The Attrition Tradition in American Higher Education: Connecting Past and Present. Working Paper 2010-01

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    Thelin, John R.

    2010-01-01

    In July 2009, President Barack Obama set out a bold higher education agenda for his administration and promised that the U.S. would once again lead the world in college degree attainment. Given the nation's current level of college completion, it is reasonable to wonder whether such ambitions are feasible. While there is a sense that the country…

  6. For Many Students, Electoral Enthusiasm Runs up against Barriers to Voting

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    Lipka, Sara

    2008-01-01

    Stories of transient students missing deadlines or being misled about their voting rights are nothing new. But this year, the role younger voters played in Barack Obama's win in Iowa's Democratic presidential primary seems to have motivated a wave of college students in other states. Some of those students--and the campaigns courting them--are out…

  7. Going Green Online: Distance Learning Prepares Students for Success in Green-Collar Job Markets

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    Githens, Rod; Sauer, Timothy

    2010-01-01

    President Barack Obama has touted the development of a new green economy as a tool to rebuild the American economy while creating new jobs. This new economy requires entrepreneurs and innovators to create new businesses and invent new technologies. It also requires technicians with specialized skills to build wind farms, operate renewable fuels…

  8. The Online Frontier

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    Sturgis, Ingrid

    2012-01-01

    In President Barack Obama's most recent State of the Union address, technology figured significantly as part of his plan to increase the number of college graduates and reduce the cost of education. With concern that the United States is losing its competitive edge because it is not producing enough graduates and minority students are reportedly…

  9. Jobs Plan Highlights Education

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    Klein, Alyson

    2011-01-01

    President Barack Obama is putting new money to save educators' jobs and help states refurbish aging school facilities at the center of a nearly $450 billion plan to jump-start the sluggish economy. The author talks about the president's plan which is sure to face hurdles in a politically polarized Washington where one house of Congress is…

  10. Our Challenges as a People

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    Teaching Tolerance, 2009

    2009-01-01

    Barack Obama's ascension to the highest elected office in America's land is surely a milestone in the American narrative. The events of Nov. 4, 2008, and Jan. 20, 2009, are marks of America's collective progress. In the course of the long campaign season, however, there is another date that also should be etched into American textbooks: March 18,…

  11. Making Sense of Social Studies with Visualization Tools

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    Berson, Ilene R.; Berson, Michael J.

    2009-01-01

    On January 20, 2009, Americans witnessed a historical event as Barack Obama took the oath of office and became the 44th president of the United States. While the general population reflected on the event, students in a U.S. government course were busy analyzing the inaugural address. In the past, they might have written their own reflections on…

  12. Competitive Grant Making and Education Reform: Assessing Race to the Top's Current Impact and Future Prospects. Education Stimulus Watch. Special Report 5

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    Manna, Paul

    2010-01-01

    During President Barack Obama's first two years in office, the administration's signature education initiative has been the Race to the Top (RTT) fund, a small part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that was passed to stimulate the nation's ailing economy. While celebrations and criticisms of RTT abound, serious attempts to

  13. Cost Concerns, Economic Anxieties Put Construction on Shaky Ground

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    Ash, Katie

    2009-01-01

    This article reports that years of rising fuel and materials costs, compounded by current budget shortfalls and uncertainty about the marketability of construction bonds, have made school facilities directors eager to reap the benefits of President Barack Obama's economic-recovery initiative, which is slated to include federal money for building…

  14. Community College a Research Puzzle

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    Viadero, Debra

    2009-01-01

    When President Barack Obama unveiled his plans this summer for a $12 billion federal investment in the nation's community colleges, he said he wanted the initiative to yield an additional 5 million community college graduates by 2020. Research suggests that reaching that goal may be a tall order. Community colleges have abysmal graduation rates:…

  15. Public Education in the United States: A Nation Divided

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    Bushaw, William J.; Lopez, Shane J.

    2012-01-01

    The 44th annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools showed some sharp divisions among the public's attitude toward the public schools, but also some hopeful signs of broad agreement in some areas. Satisfaction with President Barack Obama declined in the last year, but remains ahead of two years ago and the public…

  16. Teaching about Race and Class in Early American Literature

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    Mazurek, Raymond A.

    2009-01-01

    Before the 2008 presidential election, when an African American friend asked him whether he thought whites would vote for Barack Obama, the author found himself answering by going back to the 17th century, to the invention of the white race as a buffer class to keep those at the bottom divided, and the way that his own white working-class people…

  17. Upping the "Anti-": The Value of an Anti-Racist Theoretical Framework in Music Education

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    Hess, Juliet

    2015-01-01

    In a time that some have argued is "postracial" following the election and reelection of Barack Obama (see Wise 2010, for discussion), this paper argues that antiracism is a crucial theoretical framework for music education. I explore three areas of music education, in which such a framework can push toward change. The first area speaks…

  18. High School Influences on College Enrollment and College Graduation of Dallas Independent School District 2002 Graduates

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    Johnson, Linda K.

    2011-01-01

    The overarching goal for American education under President Barack Obama has been to increase college enrollment and completion rates. The pressure to achieve this goal has been keenly felt in the postsecondary community, especially as federal and state funding have become increasingly tied to achieving higher college completion rates. Yet the…

  19. U.S. Aid Urged for Education's Entrepreneurs

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    Robelen, Erik W.

    2008-01-01

    With the presidential candidates both underscoring their support for entrepreneurial initiatives in education, policy experts are advancing ideas for helping such efforts flourish. In their October 15 debate at Hofstra University, both Senators John McCain of Arizona and Barack Obama of Illinois used questions on education to talk about school…

  20. Scholarly Discord

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    Pellegrinelli, Lara

    2009-01-01

    Even with President Barack Obama's promises to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and withdraw troops from Iraq, the subject of torture keeps making the news. With all that detainees have had to endure during their incarcerations--the recent memos detail stress positions, cramped confinement, and waterboarding, among other tactics--perhaps…

  1. Congress enacts health care reform.

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    2010-03-01

    Health care reform at last: After nearly a century of effort by Presidents from Theodore Roosevelt on down, the Congress finally agreed on and President Barack Obama signed into law a system that covers most Americans, regulates sharp insurance practices, and embraces a paradigm shift from acute institutionally focused care to chronic disease management based on home and community-based care. PMID:20465039

  2. Making the Most of the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009": A Guide for Asset-Building Leaders

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    Lind, Christianne; Schmid, William

    2009-01-01

    To address the economic crisis facing the nation, President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) into law on February 17, 2009. ARRA provides $787 billion in new funding; of this amount, more than $16 billion can be used to support asset-building programs and services for the individuals and communities most…

  3. Transforming a Region

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    Garcia, Juliet V.; McCauley, Angela K.

    2011-01-01

    In the May/June issue of "Change", US Undersecretary of Education Martha J. Kanter described President Barack Obama's plan for recapturing the position of the best-educated country in the world by 2020. She spelled out the formula for meeting the President's ambitious goal: increasing postsecondary access, improving the quality of a college…

  4. 31 CFR Appendix C to Part 589 - Executive Order 13662

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    2014-07-01

    ... Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic... 3, United States Code, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, hereby expand the..., joint venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization; (c) the term “United States...

  5. 31 CFR Appendix B to Part 589 - Executive Order 13661

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    2014-07-01

    ... Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic... 3, United States Code, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, hereby expand the..., corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization; (c) the term “United States person” means any...

  6. Passing Judgment

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    Balaji, Murali

    2009-01-01

    From the time President Barack Obama introduced Sonia Sotomayor as his U.S. Supreme Court nominee to the day of her confirmation as an associate justice, conservative criticism of her nomination remained vocal and unrelenting. While some conservatives focused on Sotomayor's positions on gun rights and abortion, many seemed fixated with her…

  7. Expanding the School Counselor Repertoire through STEM-Focused Career Development

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    Schmidt, Christopher D.; Hardinge, Gail B.; Rokutani, Laurie J.

    2012-01-01

    The call to generate increased student interest in math and science careers continues to receive tremendous amounts of national attention, most recently in President Barack Obama's (2011) State of the Union address when he referred to the current climate as "our generation's Sputnik moment." Responses to this call focus predominantly on teacher…

  8. Underserved: A Case Study of ROTC in New York City. A Report of the AEI Program on American Citizenship

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    Miller, Cheryl

    2011-01-01

    The military-civilian disconnect has been a source of increasing concern over the last few decades. National security leaders--including the commander in chief, President Barack Obama--have warned that many Americans are unaware of the military's sacrifices and its growing sense of isolation from wider society. In remarks at Duke University in…

  9. New Leeway on Horizon under NCLB

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    McNeil, Michele

    2011-01-01

    As the clock ticks toward President Barack Obama's back-to-school deadline for rewriting the No Child Left Behind Act, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is preparing to grant states relief from key provisions of the federal school accountability law in exchange for what he calls "commitments to key reforms." The move comes as pressure mounts…

  10. Yes, We Did? Educational Equity in a New "Post-Racial" Society

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    Dixson, Adrienne

    2015-01-01

    This chapter provides a critique of the post-racial discourse that emerged after the election of President Barack Obama as the first African American president of the United States. Using personal narrative, I extend this critique of the post-racial within the context of a multicultural education graduate program.

  11. Fundamentals of Creativity

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    Beghetto, Ronald A.; Kaufman, James C.

    2013-01-01

    Creativity has become a hot topic in education. From President Barack Obama to Amazon's Jeff Bezos to "Newsweek" magazine, business leaders, major media outlets, government officials, and education policy makers are increasingly advocating including student creativity in the curriculum. But without a clear understanding of the nature of creativity…

  12. Hope in Uncertainty

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    Miranda, Maria Eugenia

    2012-01-01

    When President Barack Obama announced that he would direct the Department of Homeland Security to grant deferred deportation and a work permit for two years to undocumented immigrant youth who meet certain criteria, he renewed hope for a better future for a million young people. Lauren Burke, an adjunct law professor at Brooklyn College of Law and

  13. Accountability Overboard

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    Chieppo, Charles D.; Gass, James T.

    2009-01-01

    This article reports that special interest groups opposed to charter schools and high-stakes testing have hijacked Massachusetts's once-independent board of education and stand poised to water down the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests and the accountability system they support. President Barack Obama and Massachusetts

  14. Increasing Accountability Measures for Early Childhood Teachers Using Evaluation Models: Observation, Feedback, and Self-Assessment

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    Reinking, Anna Krummel

    2015-01-01

    President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan are promoting an early learning initiative focusing on the agenda of every four year old having equal access to high-quality early learning environments (Administration for Children and Families, 2013). One way the Federal government is supporting this proposal is through a grant;…

  15. High School Influences on College Enrollment and College Graduation of Dallas Independent School District 2002 Graduates

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    Johnson, Linda K.

    2011-01-01

    The overarching goal for American education under President Barack Obama has been to increase college enrollment and completion rates. The pressure to achieve this goal has been keenly felt in the postsecondary community, especially as federal and state funding have become increasingly tied to achieving higher college completion rates. Yet the

  16. Our Challenges as a People

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    Teaching Tolerance, 2009

    2009-01-01

    Barack Obama's ascension to the highest elected office in America's land is surely a milestone in the American narrative. The events of Nov. 4, 2008, and Jan. 20, 2009, are marks of America's collective progress. In the course of the long campaign season, however, there is another date that also should be etched into American textbooks: March 18,

  17. Large-Group Contest Ratings and Music Teacher Evaluation: Issues and Recommendations

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    Hash, Phillip M.

    2013-01-01

    The Race to the Top program, initiated in 2009 by U.S. president Barack Obama, has resulted in new laws governing teacher evaluation, retention, and compensation. In many states, teachers' contributions to students' academic growth will account for up to 50 percent of their evaluations and serve as a basis for decisions regarding…

  18. Programs Suffer Cuts in Funding

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    Klein, Alyson

    2011-01-01

    More than a dozen education programs--including high-profile efforts focused on literacy, teaching, and learning--face the prospect of a permanent federal funding loss after they were chopped from a stopgap spending measure signed into law by President Barack Obama last week. The temporary spending law, intended to keep the government running…

  19. "They Mean Something More!" Teaching about Symbols Using Balanced Integration

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    Vesperman, Dean P.; Bernens-Kinkead, Donna J.; Loudermilk, Liesl S.; Newsom, Gladys I. M.

    2012-01-01

    Since the election of 1796, buttons, slogans, and, most importantly, symbols have become a mainstay of the American election system. The log cabin symbolized the childhoods of Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln; the sun represented hope on Barack Obama's 2008 presidential election posters. Many people without formal instruction in what symbols

  20. The Interplay between Prejudice against Latinos and Policy: A Social Psychological Perspective

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    Trujillo, Matthew D.

    2012-01-01

    During the past century, American society has made enormous strides in promoting equality and diminishing prejudice among different racial and ethnic groups (Dovidio et al. 2002). Indeed, many believe the election of the first Black president, Barack Obama, marked the beginning of a post-racial America. While progress is undeniable, America is by