The White House Initiative (Initiative) on Educational Excellence for African Americans hosted the inaugural White House Summit on African American lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) Youth in Washington, DC in partn ...
Posted Thursday, August 25th 2016 at 11:13AM
The African American Youth with Disabilities Summit:
The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans (the Initiative) hosted a White House Summit on African-American students with disabilities on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 ...
Posted Thursday, August 25th 2016 at 10:57AM
As a child, I loved spending Saturday afternoons at Eso Won Books, a Black-owned bookstore in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. The store was filled with books full of images of Black girls, girls just like me. Eso Won often hosted storyt ...
Posted Thursday, August 25th 2016 at 10:41AM
Many of you know the rock star, Pat Scott, from the film. She was the School Homeless Liaison at Prosser who was featured in the film. We're saddened to learn that she was victim to the recent outrageous layoffs by Chicago Public Schools. Not onl ...
Posted Thursday, August 25th 2016 at 10:33AM
We’re hitting the road for our sixth annual back-to-school bus tour, and earlier today we announced the eleven stops we’ll be making in seven states during the week of September 14. We’re really excited to be visiting the following locations:
Posted Thursday, August 25th 2016 at 10:14AM
Inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date, SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when a young law firm associate named Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) tried to woo lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) during a daylong ...
Posted Wednesday, August 24th 2016 at 1:36PM
Press RELEASE!: "I Saw You In His Eyes" by Agnes B. Levine (ebook) is available for purchase NOW in the Amazon Kindle Store for $9.99 - https://www.amazon.com/I-Saw-You-His-Eyes-ebo…/…/ref=sr_1_1…!
This is a story of courage, humility, and triumph ...
Posted Wednesday, August 24th 2016 at 1:16PM
WASHINGTON, DC — In this week's address, President Obama commemorated the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and encouraged Americans to "Find Your Park." First Lady Michelle Obama and Mrs. Laura Bush are serving as honorary ...
Posted Saturday, August 20th 2016 at 12:29PM
I started my company three months ago. Each day I have been working towards getting businesses on board, and it was only two days ago that I had my third potential client meeting. Getting the product right and then convincing a large orga ...
Posted Saturday, August 20th 2016 at 12:18PM
HOT OFF THE PRESS!
Pres. Obama discusses becoming a GLOBAL leader,
H&HS Sec. Sylvia Burwell on Social Media and the Zika Virus, USDE Sec. Dr. John King Announces Grant Competition, Nation-At-A-Glance Featuring FEMA, and much more inside!
Posted Saturday, August 20th 2016 at 12:03PM
Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson is visiting Baton Rouge to meet with state and local officials and review ongoing response and recovery efforts in areas affected by severe flooding. While in Baton Rouge, Secretary Johnson is parti ...
Posted Thursday, August 18th 2016 at 8:32PM
Family and Community Engagement
ParentCamp: Improving Literacy Outcomes
The U.S. Department of Education is celebrating the first anniversary of ParentCamp with a focus on improving literacy outcomes for all students. This ParentCamp offers ...
Posted Thursday, August 18th 2016 at 12:50PM
The U.S. Department of Education and the first lady's Reach Higher Initiative have partnered with Better Make Room to help us reach students where they are at and inspire them to go on to pursue a postsecondary degree. We invite you to learn about ...
Posted Thursday, August 18th 2016 at 12:04PM
Have you ever wondered about pursuing a federal career? Are you interested in public service? Would you like to gain valuable work experience and help move the needle on education issues in this country?
The Department of Education may have oppo ...
Posted Wednesday, August 17th 2016 at 12:51PM
Today, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is inviting eight selected partnerships between institutions of higher education and non-traditional providers to participate in the EQUIP (Educational Quality through Innovation Partnerships) experiment.
Posted Wednesday, August 17th 2016 at 12:03PM
"An essential resource."
Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures and
The Autistic Brain
"This book is long overdue."
Laurie Mawlam, Executive Director, Autism Canada
"... a 'must read' book for all practition ...
Posted Wednesday, August 17th 2016 at 11:52AM
It's that time again! For parents of children with special needs, “back to school” means the start of a new IEP advocacy year. Here are some tips to keep in mind:
"Back to School" Supplies for Parents
(1) New spiral book. Get a new spiral no ...
Posted Tuesday, August 16th 2016 at 12:31PM
iT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN. LET EVERY PARENT STAND UP AND TAKE A BOW BECAUSE ONLY FOUR MORE WEEKS UNTIL BACK-TO-SCHOOL!!! --YIPPIE!!
Well, the start of school brings a lot of changes—new teachers, new schedules and new school demands. Plannin ...
Posted Tuesday, August 16th 2016 at 12:20PM
CHILMARK, Mass., Aug 15 (Reuters) - Declaring he was tired of talking about Donald Trump, President Barack Obama urged Democrats on Monday not to grow too confident about their prospects in the 2016 election despite Hillary Clinton's strong position ...
Posted Tuesday, August 16th 2016 at 11:44AM
HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT THE HAPPINESS JOURNEY, LATELY?
LEARN MORE here!: https://www.pinterest.com/levine…/i-saw-you-in-his-eyes-iii/
AND BE HAPPY!
Please share tis with all your family, friends, neighbors, community, Interfaith Leaders, ...
Posted Monday, August 15th 2016 at 11:58AM
Did you know that in the 2012 Presidential election, 72% of polling places were not accessible and 57.2% of people with disabilities did not vote? Let's shatter those statistics in Maryland in November! Disability Rights Maryland has organized 2 Vo ...
Posted Monday, August 15th 2016 at 10:58AM
“That’s what ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ is all about. Helping more of our young people stay on track. Providing the support they need to think more broadly about their future. Building on what works – when it works, in those critical life-changing momen ...
Posted Saturday, August 13th 2016 at 12:13PM
WASHINGTON, DC — In this week's address, President Obama discussed the progress we have made to combat global climate change. During the Obama Administration, we have made ambitious investments in clean energy and achieved reductions in carbon emissi ...
Posted Saturday, August 13th 2016 at 11:49AM
Pres. Obama's RIO Olympic 2016 Message, H&HS Sec. Sylvia Matthew Burwell on ADHD, USDE Sec. Dr. John King on AAPI Data Challenge, MD Gov. Larry Hogan on #ýEllicottCity, Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis on Police ...
Posted Saturday, August 13th 2016 at 11:36AM
A Department of Justice report finds widespread constitutional violations, the targeting of African Americans, and a culture of retaliation.
The Baltimore Police Department routinely violated the constitutional rights of citizens, used excessive ...
Posted Thursday, August 11th 2016 at 9:54PM