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White House Officially Joins Minority Funding Movement
During his State of the Union speech, President Obama voiced his support for the existing Black Male Achievement Movement and vowed to work with the leading foundations and corporations on a new initiative “to help more young men of color facing tough odds stay on track and reach their full potential.”
posted 3/5/14 11:32 AM read complete story
Education Issues Take Center Stage at Governor’s Meeting
At the recent Nat’l Governors Assn. (NGA) Winter Meeting, education and workforce training are naturally two of the main topics of discussion since its chair, Gov. Mary Fallin (R-OK), is focusing her one-year tenure focusing on the issues.
posted 2/27/14 10:42 AM read complete story
Bipartisan Higher Education Meeting May Occur
House leaders are seeking a Feb. 25 meeting with the White House Domestic Council on the administration’s plans for reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, specifically the use of executive authority to advance preferred policies.
posted 2/21/14 3:57 PM read complete story
Name Change to Lead to New Funding Focuses
DoEd officially changes the name of its Office of Vocational and Adult Education to the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, and FAM offers details on what to expect at the revamped agency.
posted 2/13/14 10:40 AM read complete story
Advocates Weigh in on Poverty Alleviation Fixes
At a recent House Budget Committee hearing, several poverty alleviation advocates provide recommendations to improve economic opportunities for low-income families.
posted 2/6/14 08:07 AM read complete story
Obama’s SOTU Speech Highlights Jobs, Higher Ed, Minorities
In his State of the Union speech, President Obama offers an assessment of current workforce, higher education and minority initiatives helping the economy rebound, and he proposes next steps to continue the progress.
posted 1/30/14 08:59 AM read complete story
Agency Offers ‘Affordability’ Next Steps
The Datapalooza is a component of the White House’s agenda to combat rising college costs and make college affordable for American families.
posted 1/21/14 08:01 AM read complete story
Poverty Designees to Receive Funding Preference
The new program, a joint HUD-DoEd-USDA effort, will invest and partner with high-poverty urban, rural and tribal communities to create jobs, increase economic activity, improve educational opportunities, leverage private investment and reduce violent crime.
posted 1/13/14 07:36 AM read complete story
Foundation Won’t Offer Solicitation; Numerous Sources Still Available
The grants normally go to organizations creatively addressing child hunger and nutrition issues in communities with a ConAgra Foods presence or states where rates of food insecurity among children are significant.
posted 1/6/14 3:59 PM read complete story
Grantseekers Can Pursue Private Obesity Prevention Opportunities
A DoEd official confirms an FY 2014 solicitation for new awards won’t be offered for a popular obesity prevention program.
posted 1/2/14 2:01 PM read complete story
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