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Obama creating African-American education office

African-Amercan College Attendance, African-American Education, African-American Student, Barack Obama, Education, Executive Order, Obama Administration, Politics, Racial Disparities Education, White House African-American Education Office -

Obama creating African-American education office

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is creating a new office to bolster education of African-American students.

The White House says the office will coordinate the work of communities and federal agencies to ensure that African-American youngsters are better prepared for high school, college and career.

Obama is announcing his election-year initiative Wednesday night in a speech to the civil rights group the National Urban League as he seeks to rally black voters. Aides say his executive order, to be signed Thursday, will set a goal of producing “a more effective continuum” of programs for African-American students.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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