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Michelle Obama Releases Rap Video Encouraging Kids to Go to College

"FLOTUS on the track"

Michelle Obama releases music video alongside SNL’s Jay Pharoah to encourage kids to go to…

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13th Amendment Anniversary: President Obama Discusses Bigotry Today

Nod at Trump's anti-Muslim comments inferred but White House confirms it's not direct response

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the 13th amendment, and President Obama spoke at a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Despite Efforts, College Graduation Rates Continue to Fall

150,000 students who entered college in 2009 never got their degrees

College graduation rates are dropping at an accelerated rate, in spite of robust national efforts…

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President Obama Pledges $118 Million to Help Girls and Women of Color

Research institutions partnering with White House to address education and career development issues

Five-year funding initiative called Prosperity Together devotes funds to low-income women with more from the…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Obama on Black Lives Matter: “We As a Society, Particularly Given Our History, Have to Take This Seriously”

POTUS says concerns of activists are legitimate issues we have to addresss

President Obama opens up about his thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement and the…

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Joe Biden Passes Up 2016 Presidential Run

Vice president says the window for a successful campaign has closed

With his wife, Jill Biden, and President Barack Obama by his side, the vice president…

By Courtney Connley

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Congressman John Lewis Endorses Hillary Clinton

The Civil Rights legend states, "Hillary Clinton is the most qualified person to be president of the United States."

Lewis’ support is extremely important for Clinton’s campaign. The congressman stated, “I know her heart.…

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Step Down in December

Duncan will be replaced by Deputy Secretary of Education John B. Kings, Jr.

White House confirms Education Secretary Arne Duncan will step down from his post in December.

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New College Scorecard Takes the Guesswork Out of Picking a School

See college graduation rates, average annual costs and more

The College Scorecard is a dataset that gives prospective college students access to information that…

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President Obama Nominates Congresswoman Barbara Lee for UN General Assembly

Senior Democratic Whip seeks to "foster stronger ties, deeper bonds and a renewed commitment "

President Obama announced his nomination of Congresswoman Barbara Lee to serve as a Representative of…

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Alaska Journey: President Obama Becomes First Sitting President to Visit the Arctic

POTUS discusses environmental issues and renames tallest U.S. peak

President Obama sets out to Alaska to discuss environmental issues and plans to rename tallest…

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Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act: How the Legislation Impacts Young Minorities Today

President Obama and civil rights leaders shining light on importance of restoring provision of the act to protect minorities

Activists are calling for expansion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and President Obama…

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[Recap] White House Hosts Youth Leadership Hackathon

Youth leaders and staff meet at the White House for leadership development and policy workshop

Youth leaders and staff gather at the White house for leadership development and policy workshop

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How Do We Cut the School to Prison Pipeline? Rethink Discipline

School districts around the nation are striving to decrease suspensions and expulsions

How school districts around the nation are striving to decrease suspensions and expulsions

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Reggie Love: Career Lessons I Learned as President Obama’s Assistant

Love explains how working with POTUS has helped him to succeed in his career today

President Obama’s former assistant, Reggie Love, explains how his career lessons with POTUS have helped…

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White House ConnectHome Pilot Program Expands High-Speed Broadband to Low-Income Families

The public/private partnership involves eight ISPs who will offer service in 28 communities

More than 90% of households with a college-educated parent use the Internet, but fewer than…

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Rapper Wale and FLOTUS Team Up to Promote Higher Education

FLOTUS taps rapper for Reach Higher initiative

First Lady Michelle Obama teams up with rapper Wale for a White House event promoting…

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[WATCH] FLOTUS Michelle Obama Shares Her Intense Workout

First Lady responds to husband, Barak Obama's #GemmeFive Challenge

First Lady Michelle Obama responds to President Obama’s #GemmeFive Challenge on Twitter.

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President Obama Talks Retirement Plans with David Letterman

POTUS jokes about playing dominoes with Letterman during his retirement years

President Obama and David Letterman talk retirement plans on the “Late Show with David Letterman”.

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[Update] Loretta Lynch Makes History as First Black Female Attorney General

Senate confirms new head of the Department of Justice after long delay

Senators on Thursday [April 23, 2015] moved toward confirming Loretta Lynch as the nation’s next…

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