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It's commencement season, and we pulled together five of our favorite graduation addresses from Obama administration officials.
Posted byon May 11, 2015 at 8:06 AM EDT
Economists have traditionally argued that anti-poverty policy faces a “great tradeoff” — famously articulated by Arthur Okun — between equity and efficiency. Yet, recent work suggests that Okun’s famous tradeoff may be far smaller in practice than traditionally believed and in many cases precisely the opposite could be the case.
Posted byon May 8, 2015 at 8:02 PM EDT
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President Obama and the First Lady have teamed up with the Peace Corps to expand access to education for adolescent girls around the world though the Let Girls Learn initiative.
Posted byon September 16, 2014 at 11:03 AM EDT
A new Census Bureau report shows that key indicators of poverty and family income improved in 2013 -- and there is reason to believe that this progress has continued into 2014, as the labor market has strengthened and millions have gained health insurance coverage. At the same time, the data also offer a clear illustration of the large amount of work that remains to strengthen the middle class in the wake of the worst recession since the Great Depression.
Posted byon February 7, 2014 at 6:48 PM EDT
A panel discussion showcases federal place-based programs that are helping to expand opportunity and lift communities out of poverty, mainly through Administration initiatives such as Promise Zones, Choice Neighborhoods, Promise Neighborhoods, and StrikeForce.
Posted byon January 24, 2014 at 7:47 PM EDT
The USDA's StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity initiative, which helped to inform President Obama's recently-announced Promise Zones, is rallying available tools and technical assistance and targeting these resources to the areas where they are needed most.
Posted byon January 10, 2014 at 4:00 PM EDT
President Obama announced the first five “Promise Zone” locations, an initiative that partners with local communities and businesses to create jobs, expand access to educational opportunities and spur economic mobility and security.
Posted byon January 10, 2014 at 1:04 AM EDT
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.