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  • More than 1,200 School Superintendents Take the Future Ready District Pledge

    More than 100 school superintendents join President Obama in the White House East Room to launch a new effort to assist school leaders in their transition to digital learning with the Future Ready Digital Pledge.

  • Keeping Up on the Minimum Wage

    It’s been almost two years since President Obama first called for an increase in the national minimum wage. He believes more strongly than ever that no one who works full-time should have to raise a family in poverty.

  • Kicking Off Military Family Month

    We have asked a lot of service members and their families over the past decade, and in honor of their service, President Obama signed a proclamation to establish November 2014 as Military Family Month.

  • Lessons from a World War II Veteran on Longevity and Life

    President Obama and Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett meet with Alyce Dixon, the oldest-known living female African American veteran of World War II.

  • Happy Birthday! USDA Celebrates WIC Program Anniversary, Accomplishments

    USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (better known as WIC) celebrates the program’s 40th anniversary, highlighting four decades of helping improve the lives of millions of infants and children across America.

  • Protecting the San Gabriel Mountains for Future Generations

    One hundred and fifty years ago, President Lincoln signed a law that forever changed the way we conserve our natural heritage. It might have seemed an odd thing to do at the time. We were in the middle of the Civil War. The fate of our union hung in the balance. Lincoln himself had never even been to California; for a good part of his life, his home state of Illinois was the West.

  • Expanding Opportunities for All: The Obama Administration Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Yesterday marked the end of a month-long celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month across the Obama Administration, an opportunity to reflect on the invaluable contributions the Hispanic community has made to our nation’s rich diversity.

  • Here’s How Latino Millennials Are Shaping the New American Economy

    Millennials are the largest, most diverse generation in the United States. That’s a fact from today’s report from the Council on Economic Advisers on the extraordinary progress our young people are making in this country. Latino millennials have contributed to this advancement significantly, and they will likely make up the majority of young people in the coming years.

  • Expanding Opportunity for All

    Hispanic Heritage Month is the perfect time to reflect on the extraordinary contribution that the Latino workforce makes to our nation’s economic vitality. This is also a time to remember that as a nation, we need to ensure that all hardworking people are able to get ahead and reach for the American dream.

  • Local Leaders Make 2014 Their "Year of Action" for Raising the Wage

    Since the President called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage, 13 states and the District of Columbia raised the minimum wage for working Americans. Cities and counties throughout the country have also made tremendous progress in using their authorities to make sure workers, contractors, and residents can better clothe, feed, and shelter their families.