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Obama creating African-American education office

2 years ago July 25, 2012 Jul 25, 2012 Wednesday, July 25 2012 Wednesday, July 25, 2012 2:07:20 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - While in New Orleans tonight, President Barack Obama will announce he's creating a new office to bolster education of African-American students.

The White House says the office will coordinate the work of communities and federal agencies to ensure that African-American youngsters are better prepared for high school, college and career.

Obama is announcing his election-year initiative in a speech tonight for the National Urban League as he seeks to rally black voters. Aides say his executive order, to be signed Thursday, will set a goal of producing "a more effective continuum" of programs for African-American students.

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