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  1. Barack Obama

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    Phi Delta Kappan, 2008

    2008-01-01

    This article presents a speech that Senator Barack Obama delivered in Thornton, Colorado, in May 2008, summarizing his education beliefs and proposals. One of the highlights of Obama's education proposal is fixing the broken promises of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). As President, he will work with the nation's governors and educators to create and…

  2. Putting Barack Obama's Candidacy in Historical Perspective

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    Rogers, Ibram

    2008-01-01

    Senator Barack Obama's historic candidacy for president of the United States has generated an intense and thoughtful national discussion within Black America. His campaign has brought several issues to the fore. Recently, the author spoke with five of the most preeminent Black scholars in the nation to search out some of their thoughts on five key…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. The Interpersonal Metafunction Analysis of Barack Obama's Victory Speech

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    Ye, Ruijuan

    2010-01-01

    This paper carries on a tentative interpersonal metafunction analysis of Barack Obama's victory speech from the interpersonal metafunction, which aims to help readers understand and evaluate the speech regarding its suitability, thus to provide some guidance for readers to make better speeches. This study has promising implications for speeches as…

  6. 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…

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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

    2010-10-01

    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 the excellence of his rhetorical performance, would pursue both constant and variable strategies in his effort to establish contact with his audience. More specifically, it was hypothesized that the make-up of the audience--primarily native or non-native speakers of English--would be a prominent independent variable. A number of temporal and verbal measures were used as dependent variables. Variations were evident in mean length in syllables and duration in seconds of utterances (articulatory phrases), articulation rate in syllables per second of ontime, mean duration of silent pauses in seconds, and frequency of fillers, hesitations, colloquial words and phrases, introductory phrases, and 1st person singular pronominals. Results indicated that formality versus informality of the setting and presence or absence of a teleprompter were more prominent than native versus non-native audiences. Our analyses confirm Obama's skillfulness in challenging and variable settings and clearly detect orderliness and scientific generalizability in language use. The concept of orality/literacy provides a theoretical background and emphasizes dialogical interaction of audience and speaker.

  10. 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

    2010-10-01

    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 the excellence of his rhetorical performance, would pursue both constant and variable strategies in his effort to establish contact with his audience. More specifically, it was hypothesized that the make-up of the audience--primarily native or non-native speakers of English--would be a prominent independent variable. A number of temporal and verbal measures were used as dependent variables. Variations were evident in mean length in syllables and duration in seconds of utterances (articulatory phrases), articulation rate in syllables per second of ontime, mean duration of silent pauses in seconds, and frequency of fillers, hesitations, colloquial words and phrases, introductory phrases, and 1st person singular pronominals. Results indicated that formality versus informality of the setting and presence or absence of a teleprompter were more prominent than native versus non-native audiences. Our analyses confirm Obama's skillfulness in challenging and variable settings and clearly detect orderliness and scientific generalizability in language use. The concept of orality/literacy provides a theoretical background and emphasizes dialogical interaction of audience and speaker. PMID:20151192

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. An Open Letter to President Barack Obama from C. Frederick Risinger

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    Risinger, C. Frederick

    2010-01-01

    This article presents an open letter to President Barack Obama written by the author to express his concerns about the increasing emphasis on mathematics and science education along with the continued emphasis on reading/language arts while a fourth major curriculum area--social studies--is being marginalized by lack of funding and reduced…

  15. 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…

  16. President Barack Obama at UN Climate Change Summit

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    Obama, Barack

    2016-07-12

    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)

  17. 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)

  18. Presidents and health reform: from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Barack Obama.

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    Morone, James A

    2010-06-01

    The health care reforms that President Barack Obama signed into law in March 2010 were seventy-five years in the making. Since Franklin D. Roosevelt, U.S. presidents have struggled to enact national health care reform; most failed. This article explores the highly charged political landscape in which Obama maneuvered and the skills he brought to bear. It contrasts his accomplishments with the experiences of his Oval Office predecessors. Going forward, implementation poses formidable challenges for Democrats, Republicans, and the political process itself. PMID:20530336

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  1. 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

  2. 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…

  3. 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

  4. 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.

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

    PubMed

    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

  6. 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…

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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…

  10. 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).

  11. 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

  12. 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…

  13. 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:…

  14. Obama Budget Choices Scrutinized

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    Klein, Alyson

    2009-01-01

    Following an unprecedented increase for education aid in the federal economic-stimulus package, President Barack Obama's fiscal 2010 budget request for the U.S. Department of Education is being met with a tepid response from some school advocates. While few complained outright about the overall funding level, some educators are opposed to specific…

  15. President Obama Arrives at Moffett Federal Airfield

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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...

  16. President Obama Calls Atlantis and Station Crews

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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...

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Obama's 2012 Plan Shelters Education

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    Klein, Alyson

    2011-01-01

    The author reports on the federal budget proposal for fiscal year 2012 in which President Barack Obama singled out education as an area crucial to the country's economic future. He called for bolstering programs he deems critical to his vision for a renewed Elementary and Secondary Education Act and proposed new ones in research, early-childhood…

  4. 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…

  5. Obama states obligation to act on climate change

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    Showstack, Randy

    2012-11-01

    Obama states obligation to act on climate change Noting increased global temperatures, Arctic ice melt, and severe weather events, President Barack Obama said that climate change is real and called for a conversation across the country to determine what can be done about it.

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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,…

  10. 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.

  11. Obama commits to science spending

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    Banks, Michael

    2009-06-01

    US President Barack Obama has pledged to increase the country's spending on research and development and create an "Apollo era" push for research into renewable energy. Speaking at the 146th annual meeting of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in Washington, DC, at the end of April, he outlined a wide-ranging plan for science and technology, from improving teaching of science in schools to reducing carbon emissions. Obama was only the fourth US president after George Bush senior, Jimmy Carter and John F Kennedy to address an NAS annual meeting.

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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,…

  15. 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.…

  16. 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…

  17. 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.…

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Why Barack Obama is black: a cognitive account of hypodescent.

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    Halberstadt, Jamin; Sherman, Steven J; Sherman, Jeffrey W

    2011-01-01

    We propose that hypodescent-the assignment of mixed-race individuals to a minority group-is an emergent feature of basic cognitive processes of learning and categorization. According to attention theory, minority groups are learned by attending to the features that distinguish them from previously learned majority groups. Selective attention creates a strong association between minority groups and their distinctive features, producing a tendency to see individuals who possess a mixture of majority- and minority-group traits as minority-group members. Two experiments on face categorization, using both naturally occurring and manipulated minority groups, support this view, suggesting that hypodescent need not be the product of racist or political motivations, but can be sufficiently explained by an individual's learning history.

  1. Why Barack Obama is black: a cognitive account of hypodescent.

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    Halberstadt, Jamin; Sherman, Steven J; Sherman, Jeffrey W

    2011-01-01

    We propose that hypodescent-the assignment of mixed-race individuals to a minority group-is an emergent feature of basic cognitive processes of learning and categorization. According to attention theory, minority groups are learned by attending to the features that distinguish them from previously learned majority groups. Selective attention creates a strong association between minority groups and their distinctive features, producing a tendency to see individuals who possess a mixture of majority- and minority-group traits as minority-group members. Two experiments on face categorization, using both naturally occurring and manipulated minority groups, support this view, suggesting that hypodescent need not be the product of racist or political motivations, but can be sufficiently explained by an individual's learning history. PMID:21106887

  2. 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…

  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 Reiterates Strong Support for Science at Two Recent Appearances

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    Showstack, Randy

    2013-05-01

    President Barack Obama expressed his continued strong support for science and technology in remarks at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) on 29 April. His call for continued funding, for scientific integrity, and for an "all-hands-on-deck" approach to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) followed remarks he made a week earlier at the White House Science Fair.

  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. Young Voters Overwhelmingly Favored Obama, Swinging Some Battleground States

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    Lipka, Sara; Wiedeman, Reeves

    2008-01-01

    In his presidential acceptance speech last week, Barack Obama gave a nod to his youngest and most loyal supporters, who, he said, had "rejected the myth of their generation's apathy." Indeed, voters ages 18 to 29 turned out more than they had since 1972, the first presidential election after the voting age was lowered from 21 to 18. They supported…

  7. 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…

  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. Obama Administration Announces Ocean Policy

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    Showstack, Randy

    2010-08-01

    With the U.S. Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force final report in hand, U.S. president Barack Obama issued an executive order on 19 July largely adopting its recommendations. These include establishing a National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Coasts, and Great Lakes; creating a National Ocean Council, which will hold its first meeting later this summer; strengthening the ocean governance structure; and providing for the development of coastal and marine spatial plans. The task force report indicates that U.S. ocean policy includes protecting, maintaining, and restoring ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems and resources; increasing scientific understanding and using the best available science and knowledge to inform decisions about them; and improving the understanding and awareness of changing environmental conditions.

  10. 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…

  11. Obama signals new course for NASA

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    Gwynne, Peter

    2010-03-01

    US President Barack Obama has signalled his strong support for basic science in his administration's first budget request. If approved by Congress, the request would see the civilian research and development (R & D) budget rise by 5.9% to 66bn. The National Science Foundation would get an extra 9.4% (5.57bn in total) for R & D, while the Department of Energy is set to gain 11.219bn, a rise of 4.9%, although funds for the ITER fusion project are set to fall by 50m to just 80m.

  12. 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…

  13. (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…

  14. Turning the Tides: President Obama and Education Reform. Education Outlook. No. 6

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    McShane, Michael Q.

    2012-01-01

    The fact that president Barack Obama is an African American Democrat with a background working with poor communities has equipped him to confront teachers unions and other special interest groups in a way most other leaders have not been able to. A nearly insurmountable subgovernment in public education--labeled an "iron triangle" by political…

  15. Access to Success: Truman, Obama, and the Evolution of Presidential Agendas for Community Colleges

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    Robertson, Thashundray C.

    2011-01-01

    This dissertation examined two higher education federal activities, President Harry Truman's 1947 Presidential Commission on Higher Education and President Barack Obama's 2009 American Graduation Initiative, to understand how the federal government's mission for community colleges has evolved from one of student access to student success over the…

  16. 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…

  17. 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,…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 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."

  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. 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

  4. 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…

  5. Obama Emphasizes Science and Innovation in State of the Union Address

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    Tretkoff, Ernie

    2011-02-01

    U.S. president Barack Obama emphasized innovation and competitiveness in his State of the Union address on 25 January. He also raised science and technology early in the hour-long speech, noting that nations like China and India are focusing on math and science education and investing in research and technology. To be competitive with those countries, “we need to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world,” Obama said. “The first step in winning the future is encouraging American innovation.”

  6. 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.”

  7. Obama Calls for More Action on Climate Change During State of the Union Address

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    Showstack, Randy

    2013-02-01

    President Barack Obama called for "meaningful progress" on climate change during his State of the Union address on 12 February, saying that "for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change." Noting that "the 12 hottest years on record have all come in the last 15," he said that there could be meaningful progress on the issue while also driving economic growth.

  8. 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.

  9. "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…

  10. 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…

  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. 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

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. "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…

  17. AGU President's Message: Obama Administration's Commitment to Scientific Integrity

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    McPhaden, Michael J.

    2011-01-01

    In March 2009, President Barack Obama issued a memorandum on the subject of scientific integrity in which he stated emphatically, 'Science and the scientific process must inform and guide decisions of my Administration on a wide range of issues, including improvement of public health, protection of the environment, increased efficiency in the use of energy and other resources, mitigation of the threat of climate change, and protection of national security.” The president charged John Holdren, director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), with developing specific recommendations “for ensuring the highest level of integrity in all aspects of the executive branch's involvement with scientific and technological processes.” On Friday, 17 December, OSTP released federal department and agency guidelines for implementing the administration’s policies on scientific integrity.

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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].”

  1. 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.”

  2. President Obama and Family Visit KSC

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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 ...

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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…

  8. 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."

  9. 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

  10. President Obama and Family Arrive at Kennedy Space Center

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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...

  11. The effects of Obama's political success on the self-rated health of blacks, Hispanics, and whites.

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    Malat, Jennifer; Timberlake, Jeffrey M; Williams, David R

    2011-01-01

    Stress in the social environment can affect individual health. Election of the first Black President of the United States provides an opportunity to assess how a positive change in the macro-political climate impacts the health of Americans. Past research suggests that race-related political events influence the health of non-dominant racial groups. Yet many questions remain, including the types of events that affect health, the timing and durability of health effects, and whether effects are similar for Blacks and Hispanics in the United States. The present study uses data from the Ohio Family Health Survey, which was in the field from August 6, 2008 until January 24, 2009, to assess whether immediate changes in average self-rated health occurred after key events in the election of President Barack Obama. We find better average health ratings among Blacks and Hispanics immediately following Obama's nomination by the Democratic Party. Similar effects did not occur after the election or inauguration, and Whites showed no effect of any of the events. We discuss the implications of these findings in terms of the theoretical links between macro-level social conditions, race/ethnicity, and health.

  12. The effects of Obama's political success on the self-rated health of blacks, Hispanics, and whites.

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    Malat, Jennifer; Timberlake, Jeffrey M; Williams, David R

    2011-01-01

    Stress in the social environment can affect individual health. Election of the first Black President of the United States provides an opportunity to assess how a positive change in the macro-political climate impacts the health of Americans. Past research suggests that race-related political events influence the health of non-dominant racial groups. Yet many questions remain, including the types of events that affect health, the timing and durability of health effects, and whether effects are similar for Blacks and Hispanics in the United States. The present study uses data from the Ohio Family Health Survey, which was in the field from August 6, 2008 until January 24, 2009, to assess whether immediate changes in average self-rated health occurred after key events in the election of President Barack Obama. We find better average health ratings among Blacks and Hispanics immediately following Obama's nomination by the Democratic Party. Similar effects did not occur after the election or inauguration, and Whites showed no effect of any of the events. We discuss the implications of these findings in terms of the theoretical links between macro-level social conditions, race/ethnicity, and health. PMID:21942169

  13. Obama Proposes Teacher Results in Federal Law

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    Sawchuk, Stephen

    2010-01-01

    In its fiscal 2011 budget request, the Obama administration has laid out its intention of carrying forward key teacher-effectiveness policies within the economic-stimulus law into the next edition of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. In doing so, the budget proposal would invest heavily in competitive grants for new ways of recruiting,…

  14. Space Station Crew Sends Greetings to President Obama

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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 ...

  15. 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…

  16. President Obama Speaks with the STS-133 Crew

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    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...

  17. 3 CFR 8719 - Proclamation 8719 of September 22, 2011. National Public Lands Day, 2011

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    2012-01-01

    ..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in... hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA ... belong to all Americans. First Lady Michelle Obama also joined in support of getting Americans...

  18. 3 CFR 8888 - Proclamation 8888 of October 12, 2012. National School Lunch Week, 2012

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    2013-01-01

    ... issue a proclamation in observance of this week. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the... hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA ... foods for our Nation's young people. Through efforts like First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's...

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. Waivering as Governance: Federalism during the Obama Administration

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    Saultz, Andrew; McEachin, Andrew; Fusarelli, Lance D.

    2016-01-01

    This article analyzes how the Obama administration used executive power to grant waivers from federal education policies and assesses whether they used this power differently than previous administrations and in other sectors (e.g., health or welfare). The executive use of waivers to shape state policy is not a new trend. However, we find that…

  4. 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.…

  5. 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)…

  6. 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…

  7. Obama's NCLB Waivers: Are They Necessary or Illegal?

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    Derthick, Martha; Rotherham, Andy

    2012-01-01

    President Obama sparked much debate in Washington with his plan to grant states waivers from provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), conditional on their willingness to embrace certain reform proposals sketched out in the administration's March 2010 proposal, "A Blueprint for Reform: The Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary…

  8. 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…

  9. Obama cares about visuo-spatial attention: perception of political figures moves attention and determines gaze direction.

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    Mills, Mark; Smith, Kevin B; Hibbing, John R; Dodd, Michael D

    2015-02-01

    Processing an abstract concept such as political ideology by itself is difficult but becomes easier when a background situation contextualizes it. Political ideology within American politics, for example, is commonly processed using space metaphorically, i.e., the political "left" and "right" (referring to Democrat and Republican views, respectively), presumably to provide a common metric to which abstract features of ideology can be grounded and understood. Commonplace use of space as metaphor raises the question of whether an inherently non-spatial stimulus (e.g., picture of the political "left" leader, Barack Obama) can trigger a spatially-specific response (e.g., attentional bias toward "left" regions of the visual field). Accordingly, pictures of well-known Democrats and Republicans were presented as central cues in peripheral target detection (Experiment 1) and saccadic free-choice (Experiment 2) tasks to determine whether perception of stimuli lacking a direct association with physical space nonetheless induce attentional and oculomotor biases in the direction compatible with the ideological category of the cue (i.e., Democrat/left and Republican/right). In Experiment 1, target detection following presentation of a Democrat (Republican) was facilitated for targets appearing to the left (right). In Experiment 2, participants were more likely to look left (right) following presentation of a Democrat (Republican). Thus, activating an internal representation of political ideology induced a shift of attention and biased choice of gaze direction in a spatially-specific manner. These findings demonstrate that the link between conceptual processing and spatial attention can be totally arbitrary, with no reference to physical or symbolic spatial information.

  10. Obama cares about visuo-spatial attention: perception of political figures moves attention and determines gaze direction.

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    Mills, Mark; Smith, Kevin B; Hibbing, John R; Dodd, Michael D

    2015-02-01

    Processing an abstract concept such as political ideology by itself is difficult but becomes easier when a background situation contextualizes it. Political ideology within American politics, for example, is commonly processed using space metaphorically, i.e., the political "left" and "right" (referring to Democrat and Republican views, respectively), presumably to provide a common metric to which abstract features of ideology can be grounded and understood. Commonplace use of space as metaphor raises the question of whether an inherently non-spatial stimulus (e.g., picture of the political "left" leader, Barack Obama) can trigger a spatially-specific response (e.g., attentional bias toward "left" regions of the visual field). Accordingly, pictures of well-known Democrats and Republicans were presented as central cues in peripheral target detection (Experiment 1) and saccadic free-choice (Experiment 2) tasks to determine whether perception of stimuli lacking a direct association with physical space nonetheless induce attentional and oculomotor biases in the direction compatible with the ideological category of the cue (i.e., Democrat/left and Republican/right). In Experiment 1, target detection following presentation of a Democrat (Republican) was facilitated for targets appearing to the left (right). In Experiment 2, participants were more likely to look left (right) following presentation of a Democrat (Republican). Thus, activating an internal representation of political ideology induced a shift of attention and biased choice of gaze direction in a spatially-specific manner. These findings demonstrate that the link between conceptual processing and spatial attention can be totally arbitrary, with no reference to physical or symbolic spatial information. PMID:25300469

  11. Eos Interviews John Holdren, President Obama's Science Advisor

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    Showstack, Randy

    2010-12-01

    With the Obama administration about to face a Republican-led House of Representatives in January, presidential science advisor John Holdren sat down with Eos for an exclusive and wide-ranging interview following a policy speech he delivered on 13 December at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco. During the interview, Holdren, who also is director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), focused on the challenging congressional and budgetary environment, the administration's priorities related to the Earth sciences, and the responsibility of scientists in helping to communicate the societal benefits of science, educate the public, and improve science education and literacy. Holdren said the Obama administration's top priorities related to the Earth sciences include improving observations of the Earth, making progress in dealing with climate change, and rebalancing NASA's focus.

  12. The Obama - Xi Accord: A Need for Further Action

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    Tribett, W. R.; Hope, A. P.; Canty, T. P.; Salawitch, R. J.

    2015-12-01

    Presidents Barrack Obama of the United States and Jinping Xi of China recently announced a bilateral framework to reduce the total carbon emissions of their respective countries. The U.S. agreed to reduce annual carbon emissions such that by 2025, emissions would be 27% below 2005 levels. China agreed to achieve peak carbon emissions around 2030 coupled with a best effort to peak early. Here we analyze the implications of the Obama-Xi accord for total global carbon emissions (GCE) out to year 2060, using projections of population, economic growth, and carbon intensity for the rest of the world as well as various assumptions regarding how emissions from the U.S. and China will evolve after the timeframe of the Obama-Xi accord. Our GCE projections will be compared to those of the four Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) emission scenarios used in the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). The Obama-Xi accord is shown to be a meaningful first step: if followed, the actual GCE will likely fall below RCP 8.5 between now and 2060. The U.S., China, and rest of the world presently emit 4.5, 2.0, and 1.1 tonne of carbon per person per year (tpy), respectively. We show that if the world's nations adopt a strategy of "Contraction and Convergence", such that per capita emission for each country reaches 1.0 tpy by 2060, actual GCE will approach that of RCP 4.5 by year 2060. Such action may be needed to reduce the risk of the most dire global warming forecasts within IPCC AR5.

  13. 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.

  14. States and Their Struggles with NCLB: Does the Obama Blueprint Get It Right?

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    Berry, Kimberly Scriven; Herrington, Carolyn D.

    2011-01-01

    This article analyzes challenges states identify in implementing No Child Left Behind (NCLB) with the Obama administration's proposals for Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization. Drawing upon information from six states, this study shows that the Obama administration Blueprint for Reauthorization of ESEA responds to a number…

  15. 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,…

  16. 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…

  17. 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

  18. 76 FR 76981 - Request for Public Comments Concerning U.S.-Canada Action Plan for Perimeter Security and...

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    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...

  19. 3 CFR 8654 - Proclamation 8654 of April 12, 2011. Civil War Sesquicentennial

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    2012-01-01

    ... stakeholders in the promise of a shared tomorrow. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United... eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA...

  20. 3 CFR 8376 - Proclamation 8376 of May 8, 2009. Mother's Day, 2009

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    2010-01-01

    ... requested the President to call for its appropriate observance. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.BARACK OBAMA...

  1. 3 CFR 8404 - Proclamation 8404 of August 30, 2009. National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week...

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    2010-01-01

    ... universal, and all citizens can realize their dreams. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the..., and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA...

  2. 3 CFR 8717 - Proclamation 8717 of September 16, 2011. National Historically Black Colleges and Universities...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... founding. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the... eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ..., 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...

  4. 3 CFR 8525 - Proclamation 8525 of May 20, 2010. Small Business Week, 2010

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    2011-01-01

    .... 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...

  5. 3 CFR 8675 - Proclamation 8675 of May 13, 2011. National Defense Transportation Day and National...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Friday, May 20... eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA...

  6. 3 CFR 8996 - Proclamation 8996 of June 14, 2013. Father's Day, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... father's love, day after day. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America... thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  7. 3 CFR 8538 - Proclamation 8538 of June 18, 2010. World Refugee Day, 2010

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    2011-01-01

    ... 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...

  8. 3 CFR 8555 - Proclamation 8555 of September 3, 2010. Labor Day, 2010

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    2011-01-01

    ... strength and prosperity—American workers. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA...

  9. 3 CFR 8972 - Proclamation 8972 of April 30, 2013. Law Day, U.S.A., 2013

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    2014-01-01

    ..., BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, in accordance with Public Law 87-20, as amended... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  10. 3 CFR 8985 - Proclamation 8985 of May 21, 2013. National Maritime Day, 2013

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    2014-01-01

    ... observance. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim... the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  11. 3 CFR 8881 - Proclamation 8881 of October 5, 2012. Fire Prevention Week, 2012

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    2013-01-01

    ... rededicate ourselves to preventing tragedy before it strikes. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of..., and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  12. 3 CFR 8673 - Proclamation 8673 of May 12, 2011. Small Business Week, 2011

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    2012-01-01

    .... NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority... eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA...

  13. 3 CFR 8813 - Proclamation 8813 of May 2, 2012. Jewish American Heritage Month, 2012

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    2013-01-01

    ... commemorate the myriad ways they have enriched the American experience. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA... twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  14. 3 CFR 8811 - Proclamation 8811 of May 1, 2012. Loyalty Day, 2012

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    2013-01-01

    ... of America, our Constitution, and our founding values. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of... twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  15. 3 CFR 8847 - Proclamation 8847 of August 6, 2012. National Health Center Week, 2012

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    2013-01-01

    ... accessible, affordable health care. 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...

  16. 3 CFR 8379 - Proclamation 8379 of May 12, 2009. Jewish American Heritage Month, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...’s diversity enriches and strengthens us all. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the... nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.BARACK OBAMA...

  17. 3 CFR 8789 - Proclamation 8789 of March 29, 2012. Vietnam Veterans Day

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... gratitude. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the..., and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  18. 3 CFR 8640 - Proclamation 8640 of March 24, 2011. Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in... eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA...

  19. 3 CFR 8981 - Proclamation 8981 of May 17, 2013. National Safe Boating Week, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... Memorial Day weekend as “National Safe Boating Week.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  20. 3 CFR 8460 - Proclamation 8460 of December 2, 2009. Critical Infrastructure Protection Month, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    .../criticalinfrastructure. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA...

  1. 3 CFR 8934 - Proclamation 8934 of February 28, 2013. Irish-American Heritage Month, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... forward together in common purpose. 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...

  2. Healthlines | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine

    MedlinePlus

    ... Sullivan of NIAID discussed Ebola research with President Barack Obama, as NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci and HHS ... notch today." Two months later, in December, President Barack Obama visited the NIH campus to see the progress ...

  3. 3 CFR 8674 - Proclamation 8674 of May 13, 2011. Emergency Medical Services Week, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... their dedication to serving their country and fellow citizens. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA..., and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA...

  4. 3 CFR 8457 - Proclamation 8457 of November 20, 2009. National Child's Day, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... founders to give all our children a fair chance and an equal start in life. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA... nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA...

  5. 3 CFR 8875 - Proclamation 8875 of October 1, 2012. National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ..., openness, and innovation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  6. 3 CFR 8573 - Proclamation 8573 of October 1, 2010. National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... strength, resilience, and leadership in the 21st century. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the... of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA...

  7. 3 CFR 8419 - Proclamation 8419 of September 17, 2009. National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... its service. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA...

  8. 3 CFR 8779 - Proclamation 8779 of March 1, 2012. Irish-American Heritage Month, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... prosperous future for all Americans. 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...

  9. 3 CFR 8964 - Proclamation 8964 of April 26, 2013. Workers Memorial Day, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  10. 3 CFR 8381 - Proclamation 8381 of May 15, 2009. National Safe Boating Week, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ..., BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 16 through May 22, 2009..., and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.BARACK OBAMA...

  11. 3 CFR 8796 - Proclamation 8796 of April 3, 2012. Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... his dedication to service and scholarship. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  12. 3 CFR 8623 - Proclamation 8623 of January 14, 2011. Religious Freedom Day, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... universal human right both at home and around the world. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the... eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA...

  13. 3 CFR 8512 - Proclamation 8512 of April 29, 2010. Loyalty Day, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... remember all those who have fought to defend our freedom. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the... ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA...

  14. 3 CFR 8466 - Proclamation 8466 of December 16, 2009. Wright Brothers Day, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... appropriate ceremonies and activities. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA...

  15. 3 CFR 8720 - Proclamation 8720 of September 23, 2011. National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... Americans are able to enjoy and share in her bounty. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the... of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  16. 3 CFR 8956 - Proclamation 8956 of April 8, 2013. National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA ... families, and for every American who has sworn an oath to protect and defend. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by...

  17. 3 CFR 8569 - Proclamation 8569 of September 24, 2010. Gold Star Mother's and Families' Day, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA...

  18. 3 CFR 8668 - Proclamation 8668 of May 3, 2011. 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ..., BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the..., and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA...

  19. 3 CFR 8502 - Proclamation 8502 of April 20, 2010. National Equal Pay Day, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    .... NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA...

  20. 31 CFR Appendix C to Part 510 - Executive Order 13570

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ..., and UNSCR 1874 of June 12, 2009, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, in order... order is effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on April 19, 2011. Barack Obama, THE WHITE...

  1. 3 CFR 8886 - Proclamation 8886 of October 9, 2012. 50th Anniversary of the Office of the United States Trade...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA ... best place in the world to innovate, invest, work, and build a business. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by...

  2. 3 CFR 8857 - Proclamation 8857 of August 31, 2012. Labor Day, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...'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...

  3. 3 CFR 8936 - Proclamation 8936 of February 28, 2013. Read Across America Day, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... fullest opportunity to find inspiration on the printed page. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of... of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  4. 3 CFR 8514 - Proclamation 8514 of April 30, 2010. National Day of Prayer, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA ... just, peaceful, free, and respectful of the dignity of every human being. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by...

  5. 3 CFR 8678 - Proclamation 8678 of May 18, 2011. National Maritime Day, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... appropriate observance. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA...

  6. 3 CFR 9004 - Proclamation 9004 of August 23, 2013. 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... a mighty stream.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by... thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.BARACK OBAMA...

  7. 3 CFR 8866 - Proclamation 8866 of September 14, 2012. National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 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...

  8. 3 CFR 8799 - Proclamation 8799 of April 9, 2012. National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... those who have worn the uniform of the United States of America. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA... twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  9. 3 CFR 9016 - Proclamation 9016 of September 13, 2013. National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 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...

  10. 3 CFR 8856 - Proclamation 8856 of August 31, 2012. National Wilderness Month, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in... twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  11. 3 CFR 8825 - Proclamation 8825 of May 21, 2012. National Safe Boating Week, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ....BARACK OBAMA ...-day period prior to Memorial Day weekend as “National Safe Boating Week.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 19 through May 25, 2012,...

  12. 3 CFR 8984 - Proclamation 8984 of May 17, 2013. Armed Forces Day, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ..., BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of... thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  13. 3 CFR 8867 - Proclamation 8867 of September 20, 2012. National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... sacrifices made to defend our Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of..., and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  14. 3 CFR 8658 - Proclamation 8658 of April 27, 2011. Workers Memorial Day, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA...

  15. 3 CFR 8557 - Proclamation 8557 of September 10, 2010. National Historically Black Colleges and Universities...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... meet and exceed America’s goals for educational excellence. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA...

  16. 3 CFR 8679 - Proclamation 8679 of May 20, 2011. National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    .... NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA...

  17. 3 CFR 8793 - Proclamation 8793 of April 2, 2012. National Financial Capability Month, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...Money. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the..., and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  18. 3 CFR 8916 - Proclamation 8916 of December 14, 2012. Bill of Rights Day, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... ourselves to driving a new century of American progress. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the..., and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  19. 3 CFR 8993 - Proclamation 8993 of June 7, 2013. Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... States to display the flag during that week. 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...

  20. 3 CFR 8343 - Proclamation 8343 of January 20, 2009. National Day of Renewal and Reconciliation, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... angels of our nature.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by the... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.BARACK OBAMA...

  1. 3 CFR 8558 - Proclamation 8558 of September 10, 2010. National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... love and the values for which we stand. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States..., and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA...

  2. 3 CFR 8809 - Proclamation 8809 of May 1, 2012. Older Americans Month, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... them as they shape America’s next great generation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the... twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  3. 3 CFR 8367 - Proclamation 8367 of April 30, 2009. Law Day, U.S.A., 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... dedicated to the principles of government under law. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.BARACK OBAMA...

  4. 3 CFR 8858 - Proclamation 8858 of September 7, 2012. National Grandparents Day, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 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...

  5. 3 CFR 8691 - Proclamation 8691 of July 1, 2011. 40th Anniversary of the 26th Amendment

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... encourage coming generations to claim their place in our democracy. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA...

  6. 3 CFR 8982 - Proclamation 8982 of May 17, 2013. Emergency Medical Services Week, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... and thanking them for their heroic contributions to our lives. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA... thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  7. 3 CFR 8474 - Proclamation 8474 of January 15, 2010. Religious Freedom Day, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... people with whom we share a brief moment on this Earth. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the... ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA...

  8. 3 CFR 8666 - Proclamation 8666 of April 29, 2011. Loyalty Day, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA ... to the United States of America, our Constitution, and our founding values. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 1, 2011, as Loyalty Day....

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 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...

  10. 3 CFR 8495 - Proclamation 8495 of April 9, 2010. Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in..., and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA...

  11. 3 CFR 8550 - Proclamation 8550 of August 31, 2010. National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA ... is preventable, that addiction is treatable, and that recovery is possible. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by...

  12. 3 CFR 8371 - Proclamation 8371 of May 4, 2009. Older Americans Month, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in... nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.BARACK OBAMA...

  13. 3 CFR 8480 - Proclamation 8480 of March 1, 2010. Read Across America Day, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in... ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA...

  14. 3 CFR 8416 - Proclamation 8416 of September 14, 2009. Fifteenth Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... united in its determination to end these crimes and help those in need. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA...

  15. 3 CFR 8965 - Proclamation 8965 of April 30, 2013. Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ..., 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...

  16. 3 CFR 8848 - Proclamation 8848 of August 24, 2012. Women's Equality Day, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... daughters and sons. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of... the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  17. 3 CFR 8827 - Proclamation 8827 of May 21, 2012. World Trade Week, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...,” will ensure our next generation inherits an economy built to last. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA... twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  18. 3 CFR 8729 - Proclamation 8729 of October 3, 2011. Child Health Day, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this day. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA... of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  19. 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

    ..., 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...

  20. 3 CFR 8815 - Proclamation 8815 of May 7, 2012. National Charter Schools Week, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in... twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... environmental progress in the years to come. 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...

  2. 3 CFR 8347 - Proclamation 8347 of February 27, 2009. National Consumer Protection Week, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in... the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.BARACK OBAMA...

  3. 3 CFR 8850 - Proclamation 8850 of August 31, 2012. National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ..., 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...

  4. 3 CFR 8561 - Proclamation 8561 of September 15, 2010. National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA ... designating September 15 through October 15 as “National Hispanic Heritage Month.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 15 through October...

  5. 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.

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

    PubMed

    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

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

    PubMed

    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

  8. Racial attitudes and visual cues in political judgments: support for Obama during the 2008 presidential election.

    PubMed

    West, Tessa V; Pearson, Adam R; Dovidio, John F; Johnson, Blair T; Phills, Curtis E

    2014-10-01

    The present longitudinal study examined the complex role of race-including racial attitudes and visual representations of race-in White Americans' responses to Obama during the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Consistent with prior research, participants who perceived Obama as darker skinned were less likely to vote for him and generally evaluated Obama less positively. It is important to note, however, that these effects were stronger among Whites with more egalitarian expressed racial attitudes. Moreover, this pattern occurred over and above effects of political orientation and remained stable over a 2-month period, including pre- and postelection. Implications of these findings for understanding the complex and persistent influence of race in politics are considered.

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  10. 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…

  11. "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…

  12. 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…

  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 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.…

  15. 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…

  16. 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.

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 3 CFR 8619 - Proclamation 8619 of December 21, 2010. National Mentoring Month, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... impact that strengthens our country and our future. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the... the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA ... Obama and I have also established mentoring programs within the White House, pairing staff with...

  2. 3 CFR 9048 - Proclamation 9048 of October 31, 2013. Military Family Month, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... military families strong and secure. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of... United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.BARACK OBAMA ... First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden's Joining Forces initiative, my Administration has...

  3. 3 CFR 8816 - Proclamation 8816 of May 11, 2012. Military Spouse Appreciation Day, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... priorities of our Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA ... Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden launched the Joining Forces initiative to encourage all Americans...

  4. 3 CFR 8988 - Proclamation 8988 of May 31, 2013. Great Outdoors Month, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... come. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the... the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA ... Michelle Obama's Let's Move Outside! initiative encourages families to get out and enjoy our...

  5. 3 CFR 8970 - Proclamation 8970 of April 30, 2013. National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... lifestyle, and setting our children on the path to a bright future. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA... States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA ... have joined First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative, which aims to help parents make...

  6. 3 CFR 8756 - Proclamation 8756 of November 18, 2011. National Family Week, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... work together in pursuit of our highest ambitions. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the... of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA ... promise, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden launched Joining Forces earlier this year,...

  7. 3 CFR 9073 - Proclamation 9073 of December 31, 2013. National Mentoring Month, 2014

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ..., America's best days will always lie ahead. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States... United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.BARACK OBAMA ... their mentoring activities, to First Lady Michelle Obama's mentoring initiative, which pairs local...

  8. 3 CFR 8669 - Proclamation 8669 of May 5, 2011. Military Spouse Appreciation Day, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... of the United States. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA ... Government to identify new opportunities to support these patriots. First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr....

  9. 3 CFR 8571 - Proclamation 8571 of October 1, 2010. National Arts and Humanities Month, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... help ensure that our children’s horizons are ever brighter. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President... of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA ... education and pay tribute to America’s vibrant culture, First Lady Michelle Obama and I have been proud...

  10. 3 CFR 8895 - Proclamation 8895 of November 1, 2012. Military Family Month, 2012

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    2013-01-01

    ... long after the welcome home ceremonies are over. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the... United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA ... well as they serve us. Through First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden's Joining Forces...

  11. 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.

  12. [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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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.

  18. 3 CFR 8553 - Proclamation 8553 of August 31, 2010. National Wilderness Month, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA ... which our lives have been enriched by the gift of the American wilderness. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by...

  19. 3 CFR 9002 - Proclamation 9002 of August 9, 2013. National Health Center Week, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.BARACK OBAMA ... extend our thanks to the women and men who operate America's health centers. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by...

  20. 3 CFR 8494 - Proclamation 8494 of April 8, 2010. National D.A.R.E. Day, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ..., and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA ... behavior and to lead the next generation of Americans toward a brighter future. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by...

  1. 3 CFR 8479 - Proclamation 8479 of March 1, 2010. Irish-American Heritage Month, 2010

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    2011-01-01

    ... United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA ... and success, and whose service to our Nation has left it a better place. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by the virtue of the authority vested in me by...

  2. 3 CFR 8399 - Proclamation 8399 of July 24, 2009. National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA ... extraordinary sacrifices that they and their families made in the cause of peace. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by...

  3. 3 CFR 8510 - Proclamation 8510 of April 29, 2010. National Charter Schools Week, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA ... pass on the American spirit of limitless possibility to the next generation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by...

  4. 3 CFR 8830 - Proclamation 8830 of May 25, 2012. National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA ... ones and our communities, and to building a stronger, more resilient Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by...

  5. 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…

  6. 3 CFR 8488 - Proclamation 8488 of March 31, 2010. Census Day, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA ... that all Americans get the support they deserve and a voice in our democracy. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by...

  7. 3 CFR 8820 - Proclamation 8820 of May 14, 2012. National Women’s Health Week, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA ... Health Week, let us move forward in pursuit of a fairer, healthier America. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by...

  8. 3 CFR 8708 - Proclamation 8708 of September 9, 2011. National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA ... years ago, let us join again in common cause to build a more hopeful world. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by...

  9. 3 CFR 8581 - Proclamation 8581 of October 8, 2010. Leif Erikson Day, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA ... authorized the President to proclaim October 9 of each year as “Leif Erikson Day.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim October 9, 2010, as Leif...

  10. 3 CFR 9059 - Proclamation 9059 of November 19, 2013. National Child's Day, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... their energy and creativity demand. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of... United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.BARACK OBAMA ..., and nutritious meals that give young people the energy to focus. Through First Lady Michelle...

  11. 3 CFR 8641 - Proclamation 8641 of March 30, 2011. Cesar Chavez Day, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA ... and that continue to inspire so many today, “Sí, se puede” — “Yes, we can.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by...

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA ... designating September 15 through October 15 as “National Hispanic Heritage Month.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 15 through October...

  13. 3 CFR 8528 - Proclamation 8528 of May 28, 2010. Great Outdoors Month, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... children and grandchildren. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA ... Michelle Obama’s effort to help our children eat more nutritious foods, lead healthier lives, and...

  14. 3 CFR 8665 - Proclamation 8665 of April 29, 2011. Law Day, U.S.A., 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA ... generations will inherit and promote the ideals that help move our Nation forward. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, in accordance with Public Law 87-20, as amended,...

  15. 3 CFR 8817 - Proclamation 8817 of May 11, 2012. Mother’s Day, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA ...’s Day” and requested the President to call for its appropriate observance. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 13, 2012, as Mother’s Day....

  16. 3 CFR 8642 - Proclamation 8642 of March 31, 2011. National Donate Life Month, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA ... the choice to save and improve the lives of Americans across our country. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by...

  17. 3 CFR 8980 - Proclamation 8980 of May 10, 2013. Mother's Day, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA ...'s Day” and requested the President to call for its appropriate observance. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 12, 2013, as Mother's Day....

  18. 3 CFR 8883 - Proclamation 8883 of October 5, 2012. German-American Day, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA ... innumerable ways generations of German Americans have enriched the American story. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by...

  19. 3 CFR 8792 - Proclamation 8792 of April 2, 2012. National Donate Life Month, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA ..., 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...

  20. 3 CFR 8804 - Proclamation 8804 of April 23, 2012. National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA ..., let us renew that fundamental American impulse to stand with those in need. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by...

  1. 3 CFR 8710 - Proclamation 8710 of September 9, 2011. Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA ... September 11 as an annually recognized “National Day of Service and Remembrance.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 11, 2011, as Patriot...

  2. 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.

  3. 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…

  4. News and Views: ESA's lunar lander; Last chance for JENAM; M101 celebrating IYA2009; Shaken but not stirred; Mars useful at Obama's speech; A new UK satellite

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2009-04-01

    Astronomers working with the Hubble Space Telescope have a new method of estimating the dark matter contribution to galaxies, from a group of objects unaffected by galaxy collisions all around. Technology developed to make the most of images collected by NASA's Mars rovers was used to produce a striking image of the crowd at President Obama's inauguration.

  5. 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…

  6. 77 FR 60615 - National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, 2012

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    2012-10-04

    ... two hundred and thirty-seventh. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2012-24703 Filed 10-3-12; 8:45 am... to live in health and happiness. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States...

  7. 77 FR 72909 - International Day of Persons With Disabilities, 2012

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    2012-12-06

    ... world. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the... of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc....

  8. 76 FR 45163 - Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, 2011

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    2011-07-28

    ... opportunity to all of our people. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America... the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc....

  9. 76 FR 32065 - Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2011

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    2011-06-03

    ..., I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Memorial Day, May 30... of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2011-13922 Filed 6-2-11;...

  10. Budget boost offers stability to US science

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gwynne, Peter

    2011-02-01

    US President Barack Obama has signed into law the COMPETES Re-authorization Act that will provide an additional 43bn for science, technology and education during the next three years and help to commercialize emerging technologies.

  11. Astrophysicist nominated to head NSF

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    Gwynne, Peter

    2013-09-01

    US president Barack Obama has nominated astrophysicist France Córdova as the next director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) - the country's biggest funder of basic research with an annual budget of 7bn.

  12. 77 FR 64217 - Blind Americans Equality Day, 2012

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    2012-10-18

    ..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in... hundred and thirty-seventh. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2012-25867 Filed 10-17-12; 11:15 am] Billing...

  13. 76 FR 53807 - Women's Equality Day, 2011

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    2011-08-29

    ... Nation's daughters. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue.... (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2011-22256 Filed 8-26-11; 11:15 am] Billing code 3195-W1-P...

  14. 77 FR 59041 - National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2012

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    2012-09-25

    ... sacrifices made to defend our Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of.... (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2012-23770 Filed 9-24-12; 11:15 am] Billing code 3295-F2-P...

  15. 3 CFR 8865 - Proclamation 8865 of September 14, 2012. National Farm Safety and Health Week, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ..., they help conserve our lands, protect our wildlife, and safeguard our waters for future generations... equipping our next generation with the knowledge and training they need to stay safe and healthy. NOW... and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  16. 76 FR 61695 - Gulf of Mexico Regional Ecosystem Restoration Strategy (Preliminary)

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    ... AGENCY Gulf of Mexico Regional Ecosystem Restoration Strategy (Preliminary) AGENCY: Environmental... the Gulf of Mexico Regional Ecosystem Restoration Strategy (Preliminary) for public review and.... EPA-HQ-OA-2011-0798. President Barack Obama established the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration...

  17. 3 CFR 13648 - Executive Order 13648 of July 1, 2013. Combating Wildlife Trafficking

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    2014-01-01

    ... wildlife species such as elephants, rhinos, great apes, tigers, sharks, tuna, and turtles has beneficial... and consistent with existing appropriations.Barack ObamaThe White House, July 1, 2013....

  18. EMS Student Handbook.

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    Ogle, Patrick

    This student guide is one of a series of self-contained materials for students enrolled in an emergency medical services (EMS) training program. Discussed in the individual sections of the guide are the following topics: the purpose and history of EMS professionals; EMS training, certification and examinations (national and state certification and…

  19. EM International. Volume 1

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    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.

  20. USC/School Performance Dashboard 2011. A Report from the Center on Educational Governance/University of Southern California

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    Center on Educational Governance, 2011

    2011-01-01

    In his 2011 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama declared that charter schools are a way to out-innovate and out-educate our competitors worldwide. The President believes that investment in education must be accompanied by reform, including the expansion of high-quality charter schools. President Obama has challenged states to lift…

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

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    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…

  2. 3 CFR 8976 - Proclamation 8976 of May 9, 2013. Military Spouse Appreciation Day, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... more to serve them as well as they serve us. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United... for military homeowners. Through First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden's Joining Forces..., and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and...

  3. Every Day Is National Lab Day

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    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)…

  4. 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…

  5. The Need for Career and Technical Education (CTE) Partnerships

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    Pawlowski, Brett

    2012-01-01

    There is an interesting contrast to be found between President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan: Whereas Obama regularly refers to the current economic situation as the "Great Recession," Duncan instead labels it as "The New Normal." Only one of these can be correct--and the implications for educators are profound. The author…

  6. 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

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    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…

  7. Charter Schools... Taking a Closer Look: How Charter Schools Operate, Who Attends Them, How They Are Distinctive, and How They Fare Academically

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    Bulkley, Katrina E.

    2012-01-01

    Since the adoption of the first charter school law in Minnesota in 1991, charter schools have received considerable attention. Three U.S. presidents, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, have all supported charters, and the Obama administration has highlighted charter schools under its Race to the Top fund and in regulations for its…

  8. Review 08--A Year in

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    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,…

  9. $75 Billion in Formula Grants Failed to Drive Reform. Can $5 Billion in Competitive Grants Do the Job? Education Stimulus Watch. Special Report 2

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    Smarick, Andy

    2009-01-01

    In early 2009, Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the federal government's nearly $800 billion stimulus legislation. According to key members of Congress and the Obama administration, the education portions of the law, totaling about $100 billion, were designed both to…

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

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    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…

  11. 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,…

  12. Early Favorite in Academe Wins Handily

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    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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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.…

  15. Attention, President Obama

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    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%?

  16. EMS in Mauritius.

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    Ramalanjaona, Georges; Brogan, Gerald X

    2009-02-01

    Mauritius lies in the southwest Indian Ocean about 1250 miles from the African coast and 500 miles from Madagascar. Mauritius (estimated population 1,230,602) became independent from the United Kingdom in 1968 and has one of the highest GDP per capita in Africa. Within Mauritius there is a well established EMS system with a single 999 national dispatch system. Ambulances are either publicly or privately owned. Public ambulances are run by the Government (SAMU). Megacare is a private subscriber only ambulance service. The Government has recently invested in new technology such as telemedicine to further enhance the role of EMS on the island. This article describes the current state of EMS in Mauritius and depicts its development in the context of Government effort to decentralise and modernise the healthcare system.

  17. The EM Earthquake Precursor

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    Jones, K. B., II; Saxton, P. T.

    2013-12-01

    Many attempts have been made to determine a sound forecasting method regarding earthquakes and warn the public in turn. Presently, the animal kingdom leads the precursor list alluding to a transmission related source. By applying the animal-based model to an electromagnetic (EM) wave model, various hypotheses were formed, but the most interesting one required the use of a magnetometer with a differing design and geometry. To date, numerous, high-end magnetometers have been in use in close proximity to fault zones for potential earthquake forecasting; however, something is still amiss. The problem still resides with what exactly is forecastable and the investigating direction of EM. After the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, American earthquake investigators predetermined magnetometer use and a minimum earthquake magnitude necessary for EM detection. This action was set in motion, due to the extensive damage incurred and public outrage concerning earthquake forecasting; however, the magnetometers employed, grounded or buried, are completely subject to static and electric fields and have yet to correlate to an identifiable precursor. Secondly, there is neither a networked array for finding any epicentral locations, nor have there been any attempts to find even one. This methodology needs dismissal, because it is overly complicated, subject to continuous change, and provides no response time. As for the minimum magnitude threshold, which was set at M5, this is simply higher than what modern technological advances have gained. Detection can now be achieved at approximately M1, which greatly improves forecasting chances. A propagating precursor has now been detected in both the field and laboratory. Field antenna testing conducted outside the NE Texas town of Timpson in February, 2013, detected three strong EM sources along with numerous weaker signals. The antenna had mobility, and observations were noted for recurrence, duration, and frequency response. Next, two

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

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    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.

  19. Identified EM Earthquake Precursors

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    Jones, Kenneth, II; Saxton, Patrick

    2014-05-01

    Many attempts have been made to determine a sound forecasting method regarding earthquakes and warn the public in turn. Presently, the animal kingdom leads the precursor list alluding to a transmission related source. By applying the animal-based model to an electromagnetic (EM) wave model, various hypotheses were formed, but the most interesting one required the use of a magnetometer with a differing design and geometry. To date, numerous, high-end magnetometers have been in use in close proximity to fault zones for potential earthquake forecasting; however, something is still amiss. The problem still resides with what exactly is forecastable and the investigating direction of EM. After a number of custom rock experiments, two hypotheses were formed which could answer the EM wave model. The first hypothesis concerned a sufficient and continuous electron movement either by surface or penetrative flow, and the second regarded a novel approach to radio transmission. Electron flow along fracture surfaces was determined to be inadequate in creating strong EM fields, because rock has a very high electrical resistance making it a high quality insulator. Penetrative flow could not be corroborated as well, because it was discovered that rock was absorbing and confining electrons to a very thin skin depth. Radio wave transmission and detection worked with every single test administered. This hypothesis was reviewed for propagating, long-wave generation with sufficient amplitude, and the capability of penetrating solid rock. Additionally, fracture spaces, either air or ion-filled, can facilitate this concept from great depths and allow for surficial detection. A few propagating precursor signals have been detected in the field occurring with associated phases using custom-built loop antennae. Field testing was conducted in Southern California from 2006-2011, and outside the NE Texas town of Timpson in February, 2013. The antennae have mobility and observations were noted for

  20. ObamaCare Repeal Act

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    Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX

    2013-01-29

    01/30/2013 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 9. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status IntroducedHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  1. EPA LABORATORIES IMPLEMENT EMS PROGRAM

    EPA Science Inventory

    This paper highlights the breadth and magnitude of carrying out an effective Environmental Management System (EMS) program at the U.S. EPA's research and development laboratories. Federal research laboratories have unique operating challenges compared to more centralized industr...

  2. 3 CFR 8845 - Proclamation 8845 of July 27, 2012. World Hepatitis Day, 2012

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    2013-01-01

    ... become chronic infections that often lead to liver cirrhosis or liver cancer. Tragically, complications... Americans living with chronic hepatitis do not know they are infected. Hepatitis A and B can be prevented... illness. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of...

  3. Rising to the Challenge: Hispanic College Graduation Rates as a National Priority

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    Kelly, Andrew P.; Schneider, Mark; Carey, Kevin

    2010-01-01

    President Barack Obama has called for the United States to reclaim its position as the nation with the highest concentration of adults with postsecondary degrees in the world. Given the changing demographics of the United States, this target cannot be achieved without increasing the rate at which Hispanic students obtain a college degree. In this…

  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. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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.…

  9. 3 CFR 8697 - Proclamation 8697 of August 4, 2011. Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... responsibility, war crimes, crimes against humanity or other serious violations of human rights, or who attempted.... IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of August, in the year of our Lord... thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. "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…

  16. President's Education Aims Aired

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    McNeil, Michele; Klein, Alyson

    2009-01-01

    By explicitly naming education as one of three top priority areas in his first joint congressional address and in his first federal budget proposal, President Barack Obama is putting considerable political weight--and even more money--behind the agenda he laid out during his campaign. Certain themes he struck in the Feb. 24…

  17. President's Education Aims Aired

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    McNeil, Michele; Klein, Alyson

    2009-01-01

    By explicitly naming education as one of three top priority areas in his first joint congressional address and in his first federal budget proposal, President Barack Obama is putting considerable political weight--and even more money--behind the agenda he laid out during his campaign. Certain themes he struck in the February 24…

  18. Unions and the Public Interest: Is Collective Bargaining for Teachers Good for Students?

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    Kahlenberg, Richard D.; Greene, Jay P.

    2012-01-01

    Three years after Barack Obama's election signaled a seeming resurgence for America's unions, the landscape looks very different. Republican governors in Wisconsin, Indiana, and Ohio have limited the reach of collective bargaining for public employees. The moves, especially in Wisconsin, set off a national furor that has all but obscured the…

  19. 75 FR 1263 - National Mentoring Month, 2010

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    ... Proclamation 8470--National Mentoring Month, 2010 Proclamation 8471--National Slavery and Human Trafficking... 8470 of January 4, 2010 National Mentoring Month, 2010 By the President of the United States of America..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested...

  20. 75 FR 6081 - National African American History Month, 2010

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    ... African American History Month, 2010 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation In... slavery and oppression, the hope of progress, and the triumph of the American Dream. African American..., I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in...

  1. 78 FR 34241 - African-American Music Appreciation Month, 2013

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    ... May 31, 2013 African-American Music Appreciation Month, 2013 By the President of the United States of... strength to carry on. When slavery kept millions in bondage, spirituals gave voice to a dream of true and..., I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in...

  2. 78 FR 8347 - National African American History Month, 2013

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    ... President of the United States of America A Proclamation In America, we share a dream that lies at the heart... years ago, when a great emancipator called for the end of slavery. It was a dream deferred less than 50..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested...

  3. 77 FR 33595 - African-American Music Appreciation Month, 2012

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    ... Appreciation Month, 2012 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation As a long-cherished... sorrow. Spiritual hymns gave hope to those laboring under the unrelenting cruelty of slavery, while... those who carry this rich legacy forward. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the...

  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. 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…

  6. Education's Shot in the Arm

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    Butler, Kevin

    2009-01-01

    The federal stimulus package provides badly needed aid to school districts, allowing them to avoid massive staff and teacher layoffs and injecting them with a healthy dose of funds for many programs ranging from technology to renovation work. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which President Barack Obama signed on Feb.17, provides…

  7. 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…

  8. Reading Second. Brown Letters on Education

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    Whitehurst, Grover

    2009-01-01

    Former President George W. Bush finished his tenure without having won congressional renewal of his No Child Left Behind (NCLB) policy. With President Barack Obama now at the helm, NCLB is up for debate. Brown Center Director Grover "Russ" Whitehurst examines Reading First, a key component of NCLB, that aims to ensure that all children learn to…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Charter Schools: Taking a Closer Look

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    Bulkley, Katrina E.

    2011-01-01

    Since the adoption of the first charter school law in Minnesota in 1991, charter schools have received considerable attention from policy makers, parents, educators, and the media. In the United States, at the national level, three consecutive presidents--Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama--have actively supported charters. Given the…

  12. 75 FR 60567 - Blocking Property of Certain Persons With Respect to Serious Human Rights Abuses by the...

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    ... emergency declared in Executive Order 12957 of March 15, 1995, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United..., September 28, 2010. Billing code 3195-W1-P ] TD01OC10.024 [FR Doc. 2010-24839 Filed 9-30-10; 8:45...

  13. Educator Evaluation: A Case Study of Massachusetts' Approach

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    Brown, Catherine; Partelow, Lisette; Konoske-Graf, Annette

    2016-01-01

    There has been a sea change in teacher evaluation over the past eight years. Inspired in part by President Barack Obama's policies, schools have instituted teacher evaluation systems that include multiple measures of teacher impact. Model systems are aligned to systems of continuous improvement, helping teachers identify areas of weakness in their…

  14. 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…

  15. Introduction: Why Anti-Racist Activism? Why Now?

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    Young, Vershawn A.; Condon, Frankie

    2013-01-01

    Despite widely circulated pronouncements of the death of racism in the U.S. following the election of President Barack Obama, politicians continue to appeal to race as a means of galvanizing their (predominantly white) bases, legislation across the States taps into deeply held racist beliefs and connects those beliefs with notions of citizenship…

  16. 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…

  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. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. Comparing International Student Friendship Networks in Buenos Aires: Direct Enrollment Programs vs. Study Abroad Centers

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    Hendrickson, Blake

    2016-01-01

    In March of 2011 Unite States president Barack Obama announced the "100,000 strong in the Americas" program during his visit to Chile (U.S. State Department, 2011). The initiative's goal is to reach 100,000 U.S. students studying in Latin America and 100,000 Latin American students studying in the United States. This interchange of…

  6. High School Redesign Gets Presidential Lift

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    Adams, Caralee J.

    2013-01-01

    President Barack Obama applauded high school redesign efforts in his State of the Union address and encouraged districts to look to successful models for inspiration. Last week, he followed up with a request in his fiscal 2014 budget proposal for a new, $300 million competitive-grant program. Recognition is widespread that high schools need to…

  7. 78 FR 60177 - National Public Lands Day, 2013

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  8. 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…

  9. A Double Dose of Algebra

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    Cortes, Kalena; Nomi, Takako; Goodman, Joshua

    2013-01-01

    In 2008, president-elect Barack Obama declared that preparing the nation for the "21st-century economy" required making "math and science education a national priority." Encouraging more students to take advanced classes seems laudable, but concerns have arisen about the ability of many students to complete such course work successfully. Students…

  10. 3 CFR 9012 - Proclamation 9012 of August 30, 2013. Labor Day, 2013

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    2014-01-01

    ... we strengthen our resolve to rebuild our economy on a stronger foundation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the... thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and...

  11. Mixed Heritage Said to Present Complex Issues: Multiracial Children Attracting Interest as Visibility Increases

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    Viadero, Debra

    2009-01-01

    With Barack Obama making history by becoming the United States' first mixed-race president, his inauguration is calling attention to the nation's growing multiracial population, whose youngest members are showing up with increasing frequency at schoolhouse doors. Yet while the growth of the U.S. population of children with mixed-race backgrounds…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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.

  15. 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…

  16. 3 CFR 8995 - Proclamation 8995 of June 14, 2013. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 2013

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    2014-01-01

    ... 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 the... thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and...

  17. It's a Mad, Mad Wordle: For a New Take on Text, Try This Fun Word Cloud Generator

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    Foote, Carolyn

    2009-01-01

    Nation. New. Common. Generation. These are among the most frequently used words spoken by President Barack Obama in his January 2009 inauguration speech as seen in a fascinating visual display called a Wordle. Educators, too, can harness the power of Wordle to enhance learning. Imagine providing students with a whole new perspective on…

  18. 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;…

  19. 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…

  20. In Brief: Open government

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    Showstack, Randy

    2010-03-01

    U.S. President Barack Obama's Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government requires federal agencies to take steps toward increased transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Agencies are accepting suggestions until 19 March 2010. For more information, visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/open and http://www.usa.gov/webcontent/open/tool_poc.shtml.

  1. ESEA Reauthorization: An Overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act

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    Sharp, Laurie A.

    2016-01-01

    On December 10, 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) was signed by President Barack Obama and became the United States' current national education law (United States Department of Education [U.S. DOE], n.d.). The ESSA was a long overdue reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). Unlike previous…

  2. 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…

  3. 76 FR 11315 - Blocking Property and Prohibiting Certain Transactions Related to Libya

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    ... et seq.) (NEA), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the... WHITE HOUSE, February 25, 2011. Billing code 3195-W9-P ] TD02MR11.019 [FR Doc. 2011-4753 Filed 3-1-11;...

  4. Honors

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    2014-01-01

    Nine AGU members are among the 102 researchers that U.S. president Barack Obama announced on 23 December as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

  5. Change in Control

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    Hoogland, John

    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?

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. America Elects a Professor in Chief

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    Monastersky, Richard

    2008-01-01

    The 2008 presidential election has broken so many political barriers that historians may overlook one unusual fact: When Barack Obama takes the oath of office in January alongside his running mate, Joe Biden, it will be the first time that the president, the vice president, and both of their spouses have worked in higher education. Taken together,…

  11. The End of Race as We Know It

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    Early, Gerald L.

    2008-01-01

    In this article, the author shares his thoughts when he saw the controversial "New Yorker" cover of July 21, 2008 showing the Democratic presidential nominee, Barack Obama, as a Muslim jihadist and his wife, Michelle, as a gun-toting, Afro-wearing black militant. The cover told the story of a rite of African-American passage that occurred at a…

  12. A New Deal for Higher Education?

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    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…

  13. Extended School Year. Information Capsule. Volume 0910

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    Blazer, Christie

    2010-01-01

    Extended school years are being considered by districts around the country as educators search for new ways to raise student achievement. The addition of time to the school calendar is also supported by President Barack Obama, who recently stated that American students do not spend enough time in school. This Information Capsule addresses research…

  14. 3 CFR 8365 - Proclamation 8365 of April 24, 2009. National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, 2009

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    2010-01-01

    ... April 24, 2009 Proc. 8365 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, 2009By the President of the United States... and serve crime victims. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States,...

  15. 3 CFR 9060 - Proclamation 9060 of November 21, 2013. Day of Remembrance for President John F. Kennedy

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    2014-01-01

    ... President of the United States of America A Proclamation A half century ago, America mourned the loss of an... celebrate his enduring imprint on American history. In his 3 years as President of the United States, John F.... NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue......

  16. 3 CFR 8926 - Proclamation 8926 of January 16, 2013. Religious Freedom Day, 2013

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    2014-01-01

    ... 16, 2013 Proc. 8926 Religious Freedom Day, 2013By the President of the United States of America A... enshrined the principle of religious liberty in the Bill of Rights. Because of the protections guaranteed by... from prejudice or persecution. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States......

  17. 3 CFR 9066 - Proclamation 9066 of December 2, 2013. International Day of Persons With Disabilities, 2013

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    2014-01-01

    ... Administration the United States signed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, an... President of the United States of America A Proclamation Nearly a quarter century has gone by since our..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the......

  18. 3 CFR 9019 - Proclamation 9019 of September 16, 2013. Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Constitution Week...

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    2014-01-01

    ..., Constitution Week, 2013By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation In May of 1787... each year as “Constitution Week.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of... September, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the......

  19. 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.

  20. 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…

  1. 3 CFR 8971 - Proclamation 8971 of April 30, 2013. Older Americans Month, 2013

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    2014-01-01

    ..., and making sure they leave the next generation with the same opportunities they had. It is a... Security not just for this generation, but also for those to come. Our seniors deserve the best our country... hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  2. 3 CFR 8904 - Proclamation 8904 of November 9, 2012. American Education Week, 2012

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    2013-01-01

    ... generation—to invest in innovative State plans that support and improve teacher effectiveness and student... keeping the promise of education alive for this generation and the next, because when we give our children... the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  3. 3 CFR 8869 - Proclamation 8869 of September 21, 2012. National Historically Black Colleges and Universities...

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    2013-01-01

    ... life of our country. For generations, HBCUs have provided students with access to higher education and... generation. Let us also reaffirm our belief in the power of progress through education—a belief we share with... hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  4. 3 CFR 8960 - Proclamation 8960 of April 19, 2013. National Volunteer Week, 2013

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    2014-01-01

    ... skills they need to find a job. And this year, we are proposing new funding for the Volunteer Generation... renamed the program the George H.W. Bush Volunteer Generation Fund, honoring the legacy of our 41st... thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  5. 3 CFR 8922 - Proclamation 8922 of December 31, 2012. National Mentoring Month, 2013

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    2013-01-01

    ... enrich the lives of our young people and fortify the unbreakable bonds between one generation and the... our next generation toward their hopes and dreams. To learn more about how to get involved, visit www... the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  6. 3 CFR 8892 - Proclamation 8892 of October 19, 2012. National Forest Products Week, 2012

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    2013-01-01

    ... recommit to protecting them for generations to come. Our forests are an essential part of an economy built..., encouraging sustainable forest use, and passing on a safer, healthier environment for the next generation. To... States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  7. 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…

  8. Education Budget Plan Wielded as Policy Lever

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    Klein, Alyson

    2010-01-01

    President Barack Obama's proposed $49.7 billion budget for the U.S. Department of Education is more than just a spending blueprint: Department officials portray it as a fundamental reimagining of the agency's structure and management. Under the fiscal 2011 proposal unveiled last week, a roster of 38 relatively small, targeted grant programs would…

  9. 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…

  10. Nominees Serve Up Stark Differences on Education

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    Klein, Alyson

    2012-01-01

    During the recently concluded presidential nominating conventions, President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney offered stark choices on K-12 policy while downplaying areas of agreement between their two parties--and the tensions within each party on education issues. In Charlotte, North Carolina, last week, the Democrats put a…

  11. Foxes Watching the Henhouse: How Higher Education's Voluntary Accountability Systems Miss the Mark. Education Outlook. No. 4

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    Kelly, Andrew P.; Aldeman, Chad

    2010-01-01

    In his first speech to a joint session of Congress, President Barack Obama lamented America's failure to keep pace with other industrialized nations and challenged the country to regain its mantle as the worldwide leader in postsecondary attainment. Accomplishing this goal requires not only greater access to postsecondary education, but higher…

  12. 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…

  13. 3 CFR 8617 - Proclamation 8617 of December 17, 2010. Wright Brothers Day, 2010

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    2011-01-01

    ... December 17, 2010 Proc. 8617 Wright Brothers Day, 2010By the President of the United States of America A... inviting the people of the United States to observe that day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby...

  14. 77 FR 37523 - Proposed Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations: Implementation of Export Control...

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    ..., 2011 (76 FR 47527). On January 18, 2011, President Barack Obama issued Executive Order 13563, affirming... protect and enhance U.S. national security interests. On July 15, 2011 (76 FR 41958), BIS published a... regulatory framework, subsequent rules, including the November 7, 2011 (76 FR 68675) proposed rule,...

  15. 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…

  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. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 3 CFR 8994 - Proclamation 8994 of June 14, 2013. National Small Business Week, 2013

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    2014-01-01

    ... 14, 2013 Proc. 8994 National Small Business Week, 2013By the President of the United States of..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 16 through June...

  20. 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.…

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 3 CFR 8893 - Proclamation 8893 of October 24, 2012. United Nations Day, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... Proclamation Sixty-seven years ago, as the world began to emerge from the shadows of war, the 51 founding... guide us in the years to come. Throughout its history, the United Nations Charter has reflected the... recommit to carrying that vision forward in the years ahead. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President...

  4. 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…

  5. 3 CFR 8938 - Proclamation 8938 of March 1, 2013. 10th Anniversary of the United States Department of Homeland...

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    2014-01-01

    ..., BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the... of the United States Department of Homeland Security 8938 Proclamation 8938 Presidential Documents Proclamations Proclamation 8938 of March 1, 2013 Proc. 8938 10th Anniversary of the United States......

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 3 CFR 8518 - Proclamation 8518 of May 7, 2010. Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2010

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    2011-01-01

    ... Memorial Day and Police Week, 2010 8518 Proclamation 8518 Presidential Documents Proclamations Proclamation 8518 of May 7, 2010 Proc. 8518 Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2010By the President of the... which it falls as “Police Week.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States...

  12. 3 CFR 8680 - Proclamation 8680 of May 20, 2011. National Safe Boating Week, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ..., 2011 Proc. 8680 National Safe Boating Week, 2011By the President of the United States of America A... “National Safe Boating Week.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do... of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of......

  13. 3 CFR 8445 - Proclamation 8445 of October 30, 2009. National Adoption Month, 2009

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    2010-01-01

    ... October 30, 2009 Proc. 8445 National Adoption Month, 2009By the President of the United States of America..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in... year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the......

  14. 3 CFR 8824 - Proclamation 8824 of May 21, 2012. Emergency Medical Services Week, 2012

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    2013-01-01

    ..., 2012 Proc. 8824 Emergency Medical Services Week, 2012By the President of the United States of America A... communities. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the... the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the......

  15. 3 CFR 8655 - Proclamation 8655 of April 14, 2011. Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., 2011

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    2012-01-01

    ... America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do... the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA ... April 14, 2011 Proc. 8655 Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., 2011By the President of the United...

  16. 3 CFR 8524 - Proclamation 8524 of May 20, 2010. National Safe Boating Week, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ..., 2010 Proc. 8524 National Safe Boating Week, 2010By the President of the United States of America A..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 22 through May... of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States......

  17. 3 CFR 8560 - Proclamation 8560 of September 10, 2010. National Grandparents Day, 2010

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    2011-01-01

    ..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in..., in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the... September 10, 2010 Proc. 8560 National Grandparents Day, 2010By the President......

  18. 3 CFR 8664 - Proclamation 8664 of April 29, 2011. National Charter Schools Week, 2011

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    2012-01-01

    ... leaders. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the... of our Lord two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two... of April 29, 2011 Proc. 8664 National Charter Schools Week, 2011By the President of......

  19. 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…

  20. Implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act: Toward a Coherent, Aligned Assessment System

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    Brown, Catherine; Boser, Ulrich; Sargrad, Scott; Marchitello, Max

    2016-01-01

    In December 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced No Child Left Behind (NCLB), as the nation's major law governing public schools. ESSA retains the requirement that states test all students in reading and math in grades three through eight and once in high school, as well as the requirement that…

  1. Keeping the Promise

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    Whissemore, Tabitha

    2016-01-01

    Since its launch in September 2015, Heads Up America has collected information on nearly 125 promise programs across the country, many of which were instituted long before President Barack Obama announced the America's College Promise (ACP) plan in 2015. At least 27 new free community college programs have launched in states, communities, and at…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

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

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    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…

  5. 78 FR 1886 - Self-Regulatory Organizations; NASDAQ OMX PHLX LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-01-09

    ..., 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law H.R. 4173, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer... registration under federal or state securities laws to perform functions that would require registration or... Managed Data Solution $1,500/mo Per Distributor. Administration Fee (for the right to offer Managed...

  6. 3 CFR 8769 - Proclamation 8769 of December 28, 2011. National Stalking Awareness Month, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... United States of America A Proclamation In our schools and in our neighborhoods, at home and in..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 2012 as...

  7. 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,…

  8. 3 CFR 8873 - Proclamation 8873 of October 1, 2012. National Arts and Humanities Month, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... United States of America A Proclamation After the bombing of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812, a young... common in all of us. They open dialogues between cultures and raise poignant questions about our world..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested...

  9. 3 CFR 8786 - Proclamation 8786 of March 23, 2012. Cesar Chavez Day, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... World War II. And this month, we honor ten Americans as Champions of Change for their commitment to...), an organization tasked with defending and empowering the men and women who feed the world. As a..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested...

  10. 3 CFR 8736 - Proclamation 8736 of October 11, 2011. General Pulaski Memorial Day, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... tests of the Revolutionary War, ultimately laying down his life for our nascent country. On General... recognize that his spirit lives on in all those who are driven to pursue a freer, more just world. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested...

  11. 3 CFR 8839 - Proclamation 8839 of June 15, 2012. Father's Day, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... dedicate themselves to their sons and daughters, expressing a love that knows neither beginning nor end... up without the love and support of their fathers. When the responsibilities of fathers go unmet, our..., day in and day out, with love, humility, and pride. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of...

  12. 77 FR 61658 - Designation of Two Entities Pursuant to Executive Orders

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    2012-10-10

    ... of Defense, Shwedagon Pagoda Road, Yangon, Burma On April 30, 2008, President George W. Bush signed.... seq.). In E.O. 13464, President George W. Bush took additional steps with respect to the national..., President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13619, ``Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the...

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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

  17. Congress enacts health care reform.

    PubMed

    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

  18. 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…

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

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    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. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. Higher Education: Special Interest or National Asset?

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    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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. "16 Colleges with One Voice"

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    Stuart, Reginald

    2009-01-01

    President Barack Obama's American Graduation Initiative, the pledge of $12 billion for America's community colleges over a 10-year span, delighted Maryland officials because the state's community-college enrollment is growing at more than 4 percent a year while public and personal budgets are shrinking. With 16 community colleges serving the…

  6. 3 CFR 8925 - Proclamation 8925 of December 31, 2012. National Stalking Awareness Month, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... United States of America A Proclamation Each year, millions of Americans face the fear, isolation, and... perpetrators to justice. Stalking is a pattern of unwanted contact that causes victims to fear for their safety... American lives in fear of this crime. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States...

  7. The Keys to the White House: Prediction for 2012

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    Lichtman, Allan

    2012-01-01

    Conventional pundits, pollsters, and forecasters are focused on whether the economy will improve sufficiently in 2012 for President Barack Obama to gain reelection. The Keys to the White House, a prediction system that the author developed in collaboration with Vladimir Keilis-Borok, founder of the International Institute of Earthquake Prediction…

  8. 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…

  9. Compulsory School Attendance: What Research Says and What It Means for State Policy

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    Whitehurst, Grover J.; Whitfield, Sarah

    2012-01-01

    During his 2012 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama offered several recommendations on education policy, including one specifying that all states increase the age of compulsory school attendance to 18. Approximately 25 percent of public school students in the U.S. don't obtain a regular high school diploma, a tragedy for them and a…

  10. Can We Achieve Our National Higher-Education Goals?

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    Kirwan, William

    2009-01-01

    In several high-profile speeches this year, President Barack Obama has set an ambitious educational goal: By 2020, the United States will have the highest proportion of adults with a college degree in the world. The emphasis on education in both his proposed budget for fiscal 2010 and in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009…

  11. The Importance of Preschool and Child Care for Working Mothers

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    Glynn, Sarah Jane; Farrell, Jane; Wu, Nancy

    2013-01-01

    In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama made a historic pledge to provide universal, high-quality pre-K education to the nation's children. Early childhood education has myriad benefits, including better, more equitable long-term outcomes for children of divergent economic backgrounds Moreover, investments in these programs…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Take Your Time: Why States Should Use Education Waivers to Increase Learning Time

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    Owen, Isabel

    2011-01-01

    Last week President Barack Obama announced that the administration plans to waive some aspects of the No Child Left Behind law. But states have to develop solid plans to improve instruction to receive a waiver. Specifically, states must adopt college- and career-ready standards for all students, focus interventions on the bottom 15 percent of…

  15. 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…

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

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    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…

  17. 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…

  18. Busca de estruturas em grandes escalas em altos redshifts

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    Boris, N. V.; Sodrã©, L., Jr.; Cypriano, E.

    2003-08-01

    A busca por estruturas em grandes escalas (aglomerados de galáxias, por exemplo) é um ativo tópico de pesquisas hoje em dia, pois a detecção de um único aglomerado em altos redshifts pode por vínculos fortes sobre os modelos cosmológicos. Neste projeto estamos fazendo uma busca de estruturas distantes em campos contendo pares de quasares próximos entre si em z Â3 0.9. Os pares de quasares foram extraídos do catálogo de Véron-Cetty & Véron (2001) e estão sendo observados com os telescópios: 2,2m da University of Hawaii (UH), 2,5m do Observatório de Las Campanas e com o GEMINI. Apresentamos aqui a análise preliminar de um par de quasares observado nos filtros i'(7800 Å) e z'(9500 Å) com o GEMINI. A cor (i'-z') mostrou-se útil para detectar objetos "early-type" em redshifts menores que 1.1. No estudo do par 131046+0006/J131055+0008, com redshift ~ 0.9, o uso deste método possibilitou a detecção de sete objetos candidatos a galáxias "early-type". Num mapa da distribuição projetada dos objetos para 22 < i' < 25 observou-se que estas galáxias estão localizadas próximas a um dos quasares e há indícios de que estejam aglomeradas dentro de um área de ~ 6 arcmin2. Se esse for o caso, estes objetos seriam membros de uma estrutura em grande escala. Um outro argumento em favor dessa hipótese é que eles obedecem uma relação do tipo Kormendy (raio equivalente X brilho superficial dentro desse raio), como a apresentada pelas galáxias elípticas em z = 0.

  19. Benefits of Aldosterone Receptor Antagonism in Chronic Kidney Disease (BARACK D) trial–a multi-centre, prospective, randomised, open, blinded end-point, 36-month study of 2,616 patients within primary care with stage 3b chronic kidney disease to compare the efficacy of spironolactone 25 mg once daily in addition to routine care on mortality and cardiovascular outcomes versus routine care alone: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    Background Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common and increasing in prevalence. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of morbidity and death in CKD, though of a different phenotype to the general CVD population. Few therapies have proved effective in modifying the increased CVD risk or rate of renal decline in CKD. There are accumulating data that aldosterone receptor antagonists (ARA) may offer cardio-protection and delay renal impairment in patients with the CV phenotype in CKD. The use of ARA in CKD has therefore been increasingly advocated. However, no large study of ARA with renal or CVD outcomes is underway. Methods The study is a prospective randomised open blinded endpoint (PROBE) trial set in primary care where patients will mainly be identified by their GPs or from existing CKD lists. They will be invited if they have been formally diagnosed with CKD stage 3b or there is evidence of stage 3b CKD from blood results (eGFR 30–44 mL/min/1.73 m2) and fulfil the other inclusion/exclusion criteria. Patients will be randomised to either spironolactone 25 mg once daily in addition to routine care or routine care alone and followed-up for 36 months. Discussion BARACK D is a PROBE trial to determine the effect of ARA on mortality and cardiovascular outcomes (onset or progression of CVD) in patients with stage 3b CKD. Trial registration EudraCT: 2012-002672-13 ISRTN: ISRCTN44522369 PMID:24886488

  20. The National EMS Research strategic plan.

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    Sayre, Michael R; White, Lynn J; Brown, Lawrence H; McHenry, Susan D

    2005-01-01

    One of the eight major recommendations put forth by the National EMS Research Agenda Implementation Project in 2002 was the development of an emergency medical services (EMS) research strategic plan. Using a modified Delphi technique along with a consensus conference approach, a strategic plan for EMS research was created. The plan includes recommendations for concentrating efforts by EMS researchers, policy makers, and funding resources with the ultimate goal of improving clinical outcomes. Clinical issues targeted for additional research efforts include evaluation and treatment of patients with asthma, acute cardiac ischemia, circulatory shock, major injury, pain, acute stroke, and traumatic brain injury. The plan calls for developing, evaluating, and validating improved measurement tools and techniques. Additional research to improve the education of EMS personnel as well as system design and operation is also suggested. Implementation of the EMS research strategic plan will improve both the delivery of services and the care of individuals who access the emergency medical system.

  1. DOE/EM Criticality Safety Needs Assessment

    SciTech Connect

    Westfall, Robert Michael; Hopper, Calvin Mitchell

    2011-02-01

    The issue of nuclear criticality safety (NCS) in Department of Energy Environmental Management (DOE/EM) fissionable material operations presents challenges because of the large quantities of material present in the facilities and equipment that are committed to storage and/or material conditioning and dispositioning processes. Given the uncertainty associated with the material and conditions for many DOE/EM fissionable material operations, ensuring safety while maintaining operational efficiency requires the application of the most-effective criticality safety practices. In turn, more-efficient implementation of these practices can be achieved if the best NCS technologies are utilized. In 2002, DOE/EM-1 commissioned a survey of criticality safety technical needs at the major EM sites. These needs were documented in the report Analysis of Nuclear Criticality Safety Technology Supporting the Environmental Management Program, issued May 2002. Subsequent to this study, EM safety management personnel made a commitment to applying the best and latest criticality safety technology, as described by the DOE Nuclear Criticality Safety Program (NCSP). Over the past 7 years, this commitment has enabled the transfer of several new technologies to EM operations. In 2008, it was decided to broaden the basis of the EM NCS needs assessment to include not only current needs for technologies but also NCS operational areas with potential for improvements in controls, analysis, and regulations. A series of NCS workshops has been conducted over the past years, and needs have been identified and addressed by EM staff and contractor personnel. These workshops were organized and conducted by the EM Criticality Safety Program Manager with administrative and technical support by staff at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). This report records the progress made in identifying the needs, determining the approaches for addressing these needs, and assimilating new NCS technologies into EM

  2. EM international activities. February 1997 highlights

    SciTech Connect

    1997-02-01

    EM International Highlights is a brief summary of on-going international projects within the Department of Energy`s Office of Environmental Management (EM). This document contains sections on: Global Issues, activities in Western Europe, activities in central and Eastern Europe, activities in Russia, activities in Asia and the Pacific Rim, activities in South America, activities in North America, and International Organizations.

  3. School Budget Hold'em Facilitator's Guide

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    Education Resource Strategies, 2012

    2012-01-01

    "School Budget Hold'em" is a game designed to help school districts rethink their budgeting process. It evolved out of Education Resource Strategies' (ERS) experience working with large urban districts around the country. "School Budget Hold'em" offers a completely new approach--one that can turn the budgeting process into a long-term visioning…

  4. EMS: part three. Preventive medicine for EMS maladies

    SciTech Connect

    Hyfantis, J.F.

    1983-05-01

    Shakeout problems in the fast-growing field of energy-management systems (EMS) are gorwing pains and neither unexpected nor insoluble. A National Bureau of Standards (NBS) survey found user complaints ranging from problems with food spoilage to poorly trained service people. But blame can be placed on users, manufacturers, and distributors. Involving operators and managers in load-control strategies can alleviate some problems and save some money. Allowing for realistic testing time in the installation phase can also save in the long run, as will initiating a maintenance schedule and maintaining operating logs. Software maintenance can present a serious problem. Another NBS study result indicates there is perceptible improvement in system performance when good training accompanies installation, particularly when the training is provided at the user facility. User education is probably the best key to avoiding most of the potential pitfalls. 2 figures, 2 tables.

  5. EM International, July 1994, Volume 2

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    Not Available

    1994-10-01

    The Office of Environmental Management (EM) at the Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking out and leveraging foreign technology, data, and resources in keeping with EM`s mandate to protect public health and the environment through the safe and cost-effective remediation of the Department`s nuclear weapons sites. EM works closely with foreign governments, industry, and universities to obtain innovative environmental technologies, scientific and engineering expertise, and operations experience that will support EM`s objectives. Where appropriate, these international resources are used to manage the more urgent risks at our sites, secure a safe workplace, help build consensus on critical issues, and strengthen our technology development program. Through international agreements EM engages in cooperative exchange of information, technology, and individuals. Currently, we are managing agreements with a dozen countries in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. These agreements focus on environmental restoration, waste management, transportation of radioactive wastes, and decontamination and decommissioning. This publication contains the following articles: in situ remediation integrated program; in-situ characterization and inspection of tanks; multimedia environmental pollutant assessment system (MEPAS); LLNL wet oxidation -- AEA technology. Besides these articles, this publication covers: EU activities with Russia; technology transfer activities; and international organization activities.

  6. Project X RFQ EM Design

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    Romanov, Gennady; Hoff, Matthew; Li, Derun; Staples, John; Virostek, Steve; /LBNL

    2012-05-09

    Project X is a proposed multi-MW proton facility at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL). The Project X front-end would consist of an H- ion source, a low-energy beam transport (LEBT), a CW 162.5 MHz radio-frequency quadrupole (RFQ) accelerator, and a medium-energy beam transport (MEBT). Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and FNAL collaboration is currently developing the designs for various components in the Project X front end. This paper reports the detailed EM design of the CW 162.5 MHz RFQ that provides bunching of the 1-10 mA H- beam with acceleration from 30 keV to 2.1 MeV.

  7. Unified Data Resource for CryoEM

    PubMed Central

    Lawson, Catherine L.

    2010-01-01

    3D cryo-electron microscopy reconstruction methods are uniquely able to reveal structures of many important macromolecules and macromolecular complexes. EMDataBank.org, a joint effort of the Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe), the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics (RCSB), and the National Center for Macromolecular Imaging (NCMI), is a “one-stop shop” resource for global deposition and retrieval of cryoEM map, model and associated metadata. The resource unifies public access to the two major EM Structural Data archives: EM Data Bank (EMDB) and Protein Data Bank (PDB), and facilitates use of EM structural data of macromolecules and macromolecular complexes by the wider scientific community. PMID:20888470

  8. EMS offshore. A new horizon for paramedics.

    PubMed

    Mallard, A S

    1991-10-01

    The difficulty in getting medical aid to offshore drilling platforms can be a source of life-threatening delays. Recently, some companies have charted new waters by actually stationing EMS crews on their rigs.

  9. EMS offshore. A new horizon for paramedics.

    PubMed

    Mallard, A S

    1991-10-01

    The difficulty in getting medical aid to offshore drilling platforms can be a source of life-threatening delays. Recently, some companies have charted new waters by actually stationing EMS crews on their rigs. PMID:10116023

  10. Comments from physicsworld.com

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2009-02-01

    US President Barack Obama's decision to include several scientists in his cabinet-including two physicists, John Holdren and Steven Chu, who will serve as science advisor and energy secretary, respectively - is discussed in this month's news section (see pp8-9). Two articles posted on physicsworld.com when the announcements were first made ("Nobel laureate goes to Washington?" 11 December 2008 and "Obama nominates physicist as science advisor" 22 December 2008) sparked a number of comments, both sceptical and supportive, from readers.

  11. White House Science Fair Emphasizes Importance of STEM Education

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    Showstack, Randy

    2014-06-01

    "I have a confession to make," U.S. president Barack Obama told the audience of young inventors and their mentors at a 27 May White House Science Fair ceremony in the East Room of the White House. "When I was growing up, my science fair projects were not as successful as the ones here." Recalling that during one of his experiments, "a bunch of mice escaped in my grandmother's apartment," Obama joked, "These experiments did not take me straight to the White House."

  12. Damned if we do, damned if we don't.

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    Black, Peter

    Bad press is better than no press. I think the NHS will staunchly disagree. Across the Atlantic, right-wing healthcare pressure group, Conservatives for Patients' Rights, has launched a series of television adverts attacking the NHS, in a bid to undermine Barack Obama's healthcare reforms. It seems Americans are split over private and public health care. They agree that change needs to take place, but exact details on improvement are ubiquitous to say the least. PMID:19773683

  13. Honors

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2013-02-01

    Sallie Chisholm received the National Medal of Science from U.S. president Barack Obama during a 1 February ceremony at the White House. Chisholm, a biological oceanographer, was cited for her "contributions to the discovery and understanding of the dominant photosynthetic organisms in the ocean, promotion of the field of microbial oceanography and influence on marine policy and management." Chisholm is the Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies and a professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

  14. White House Climate Action Plan Hotly Debated in Senate Hearing

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    Showstack, Randy

    2014-01-01

    Emotions ran high among senators at a 16 January U.S. Senate hearing on the White House's Climate Action Plan; the hearing included administration officials and other supporters of the plan as well as opponents. The plan, which President Barack Obama presented in June 2013 (see Eos, 94(27), 239, doi:10.1002/2013EO270003), calls for cutting carbon pollution, preparing the nation for the impacts of climate change, and leading international efforts to address climate change.

  15. Physical science receives stimulus boost

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    Gwynne, Peter

    2009-03-01

    Science fared well in the 787bn package to stimulate the US economy that President Barack Obama signed into law last month. The "recovery and reinvestment bill" includes 21.5bn for research and development (R&D), the bulk of which - some 18bn - will go directly to researchers. The remaining 3.5bn is allocated for facilities and equipment. Politicians had been bickering over the bill since it was first unveiled on 15 January.

  16. Kimball to Be Nominated to Lead USGS

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    Showstack, Randy

    2014-01-01

    Suzette Kimball, who has served as acting director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) since February 2013, will be nominated to be director of the agency, U.S. president Barack Obama announced on 9 January. If Kimball's nomination is confirmed by the U.S. Senate, she will lead the science agency, which has more than 8000 employees and an annual budget of more than $1.1 billion.

  17. US changes course on nuclear-weapons strategy

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    Gwynne, Peter

    2010-05-01

    US President Barack Obama has signalled a new approach to nuclear-weapons policy that limits their use against other states and documents how the country will ensure the viability of existing stockpiles. The Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), which sets out the US's nuclear strategy over a 10-year period, also calls for a highly skilled workforce to ensure "the long-term safety, security and effectiveness of the nuclear arsenal and to support the full range of nuclear-security work".

  18. Hawking receives top US award at White House

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    Banks, Michael

    2009-09-01

    The Cambridge physicist Stephen Hawking has been awarded the highest US civilian honour - the presidential medal of freedom. At a ceremony at the White House last month, Hawking, together with 15 other recipients, received the 2009 award from President Barack Obama. The medal is given to individuals who make a contribution "to the security or national interests of the US, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavours".

  19. Córdova to Be Nominated as New Head of NSF

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    Showstack, Randy

    2013-08-01

    President Barack Obama announced on 31 July that he intends to nominate France Anne Córdova to become the next director of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Córdova was president of Purdue University from 2007 to 2012 and has been a professor of physics and astronomy there. Previously, Córdova was chancellor of the University of California, Riverside from 1996 to 2002.

  20. Road map points US to beyond the Moon

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    Banks, Michael

    2008-12-01

    The new US administration under President Barack Obama should focus on sending humans to Mars and plan a manned voyage to a near-Earth asteroid. That is the conclusion of a road map published last month by the Planetary Society - a US non-governmental, non-profit organization. The report also says that any future manned missions to the Moon, including a potential lunar base, should instead be funded and performed internationally.