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  • Driving Broadband Adoption in the Latino Community

    A high-speed Internet connection can provide access to everything from online job postings to educational opportunities to valuable healthcare information. But too many Latino households remain cut off from these important benefits. Learn how the National Telecommunications and Information Association is working to connect Latinos to the Internet.

  • Honoring the Victims of the Oak Creek Tragedy

    On August 5, 2012, a 40-year-old man entered a Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin shortly before Sunday services and opened fire, resulting in the deaths of six people.

  • Talking Story: A Little History on Data in Hawaii

    When Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders are aggregated in the broader Asian category, their real needs are masked; as a result, these communities are often overlooked and may not receive the extra support they need to succeed. This paper describes a common approach taken by statistical agencies to increase sample sizes by pooling data across months or years of data collection.

  • New Resources to Make the Financial Aid Process Easier

    If you’re a student thinking about college or career school or a borrower already in repayment, the U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid has launched some exciting new tools to help you through the financial aid process.

  • Celebrating the Two-Year Anniversary of the Tribal Law and Order Act

    This week marks the two-year anniversary of the enactment of the Tribal Law and Order Act, and as implementation of the law continues, the Act is already improving the Federal Government’s ability to work with Indian tribes in the investigation and prosecution of crime impacting tribal communities.

  • Engaging the Midwest AAPI Community

    The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders convened for a Midwest Regional Action Summit at The Ohio State University, bringing together 300 community leaders and federal agency representatives in a day-long convening to exchange ideas.

  • Remembering and Honoring Courage: Raoul Wallenberg Receives the Congressional Gold Medal

    As we celebrate Raoul Wallenberg’s upcoming centennial on August 4th we reflect on the heroic life of Mr. Wallenberg and commemorate his selfless dedication to human rights.

  • White House Hosts AAPI Business Leaders Forum

    AAPI Business leaders, representing major corporations and small businesses from a range of industries and sectors, participate in an Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Business Leaders Forum at the White House.

  • The Significance of Data Disaggregation to the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community

    Disaggregation of data is a necessary step in fully understanding the needs of the AAPI community. The U.S. Department of Education, in collaboration with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI), is working to remove hurdles in students’ lives by seeking your input.

  • Marking the 22nd Anniversary of the ADA

    The White House marks the 22nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a law based on the fundamental principle that Americans with disabilities should have the same basic rights and opportunities as everyone else.