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ERIC Number: ED468353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
This document outlines the partnership that exists between the federal government and the 105 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the United States. These institutions are credited with fostering the continuation of the growth of this nation and of assuring that no child is left behind. HBCUs have a century-long tradition of responding to the thirst for knowledge of young adults and or preparing them to succeed in the workplace. The White House Initiative on HBCUs is committed to honoring this legacy by helping schools expand opportunities. On February 12, 2002, President George W. Bush signed an executive order establishing a federal program to advance equal opportunity in higher education and to make a structured effort to help HBCUs to access federally funded programs. This Initiative builds on programs first established in 1980. This document describes the scope of HBCUs, lists the 105 institutions, and lists federal agencies supporting HBCUs. (SLD)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
IES Cited: ED483085; ED493737