The U.S. President Barack Obama has announced two new initiatives: a challenge to mayors, libraries, and school leaders to help every student get a library card; and commitments from libraries and major publishers to provide more than $250 million in free e-Books for low-income students.
Obama also previewed his upcoming commencement speech at Lake Area Tech, in Watertown, South Dakota, where he will discuss his plan to make two years of community college as free and universal for every American as high school is today.
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President Obama also has stressed the need for educating adolescent girls around the world. President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have announced “Let Girls Learn,” a government initiative.
It aims to leverage investments made in global primary school education, and expand them to help adolescent girls complete their education and pursue their broader aspirations.
According to a White House communiqué, Obama is working to ensure every child has access to education and resources they need to be successful.
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