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Obama announces executive actions to expand college opportunity

Thursday, December 04, 2014 - 01:14

President Barack Obama said it's important to help more students enroll and graduate from college. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama says he is taking executive action to expand opportunities for young people to attend college. He made the announcement in Washington, D.C. at the second White House College Opportunity Day of Action. He said the administration's efforts will sponsor research on improving college completion and increasing Americorp service opportunities to help low income students access college. The White House says the summit is intended to look at issues like college readiness, increasing the number of high school counselors, encouraging more students to graduate and increasing the number of students who major in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Vice President Joe Biden and First Lady Michelle Obama were also scheduled to address the college presidents and educate leaders attending the event. This event is a follow up to the first White House College Opportunity Summit in January that brought 140 college presidents and other leaders together.

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Obama announces executive actions to expand college opportunity

Thursday, December 04, 2014 - 01:14