Executive Order on the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Native Americans and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and Universities

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.  Policy.  The United States has a unique political and legal relationship with federally recognized Tribal Nations, as set forth in the Constitution of the United States, statutes,…

Readout of the Fourth Roundtable in “Time is Now: Advancing Equity in Science and Technology” Series – Emerging Models and Pathways for Success II: Community Centered Research, Participation, and Engagement

Last Tuesday, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) hosted the fourth “The Time is Now: Advancing Equity in Science & Technology” roundtable. The session, entitled “Emerging Models and Pathways for Success II: Community Centered Research, Participation, and Engagement” focused on learning about effective approaches to advancing equity by increasing participation in,…

Readout of the Third Roundtable in “Time is Now: Advancing Equity in Science and Technology” Series – Emerging Models and Pathways for Success I: Institutional and Academic Contexts

Last Thursday, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) hosted the third “The Time is Now: Advancing Equity in Science & Technology” roundtable. The session, entitled “Emerging Models and Pathways for Success I: Institutional and Academic Contexts,” focused on learning from successful approaches to increasing equitable participation in science, technology, engineering, and…

Executive Order on White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:  Section 1.  Policy.  Nearly 14 million students in our Nation’s public elementary and secondary school system and nearly 4 million students in post-secondary education are Hispanic.  Hispanic students constitute more than…

Executive Order on White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to advance equity in economic and educational opportunities for all Americans, including Black Americans, strengthen the capacity of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to provide the highest-quality education, increase opportunities for these…

Readout of the Second Roundtable in “The Time is Now: Advancing Equity in Science and Technology” Series on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism

Last Friday, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) hosted the second “The Time is Now: Advancing Equity in Science & Technology” roundtable. The session entitled “No Time to Waste: Lessons Learned from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine Summit on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Anti-Racism in 21st Century STEMM Organizations,”…

Meeting a Milestone of President Biden’s Whole-of-Government Equity Agenda

By Acting Director Shalanda Young On the first day of the Biden-Harris Administration, President Biden signed Executive Order 13985 on “Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government,” calling for a comprehensive approach for the Federal Government to transform itself—for fairness and equity to become not just ideals, but principles embedded…

Readout of the First Interagency Task Force Meeting on Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity (PAVE)

Biden-Harris Administration Launches first-of-its-kind interagency initiative to address inequity in home appraisals Today, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia L. Fudge and Domestic Policy Advisor Ambassador Susan Rice convened the first principal-level meeting for the Interagency Task Force on Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity (PAVE). They were joined by senior leadership from…

FACT SHEET: Reopening Schools and Rebuilding With Equity

The Administration has taken decisive action to support the safe reopening of schools for in-person instruction and to address the pandemic’s disparate impact on students of color and other underserved students. As families across the country eagerly anticipate a return to school, the Administration is determined to ensure that our schools and students not only…

Readout of “The Time is Now: Advancing Equity in Science and Technology” Disability Pride Month Roundtable

Yesterday, continuing the White House’s month-long celebration of Disability Pride Month and the 31st anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Office of Public Engagement co-hosted a roundtable with leaders and advocates from disability-focused organizations with expertise in science, technology,…

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