American Education Week, 2014, 68759-68760 [2014-27480]

Download as PDF 68759 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 223 Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Title 3— Proclamation 9210 of November 14, 2014 The President American Education Week, 2014 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation In the United States, every young person deserves access to a world-class education. In classrooms, lecture halls, and laboratories across America, high-quality education helps unlock the limitless potential of our Nation’s students and creates pathways for their success. It prepares them for the jobs of tomorrow and the responsibilities of citizenship. A strong school system bolsters our economy and strengthens our democracy, and it is at the core of the American belief that with hard work, anyone can get ahead. During American Education Week, we celebrate the devoted educators who instruct and inspire students of all ages, and we continue our work to provide every person with the best education possible. My Administration is committed to widening the circle of opportunity for more Americans and restoring middle-class security, and that starts by supporting education for all. We know early education is one of the best investments we can make in a child’s life, and that is why we are striving to expand access to preschool to every girl and boy in America. To spur reform in our public schools and ensure students graduate from high school prepared for achievement, we have directed billions of dollars to States and school districts through the Race to the Top initiative. My Administration is also dedicated to reestablishing America’s place as the world leader in college completion. We have expanded grants, tax credits, and loans to help more families afford a college degree and invested in programs that help students manage and reduce the burdens of debt after they graduate. rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with PRES DOCS With grit and passion, America’s teachers give life to education’s promise. Our education-support professionals help ensure the health, well-being, and success of our children. And in small towns and large cities, principals and district administrators cultivate communities that value learning and share a common vision of academic excellence. Together, these leaders encourage our students to reach higher and inspire them to achieve their dreams. Great educators and administrators deserve all the tools and resources they need to do their job, including chances for professional development and pay that reflects the contributions they make to our country. They are the most critical ingredients in any school, and my Administration is working hard to support them as they empower our Nation’s youth. In a complex world, we must meet new and profound challenges. As a Nation, we must prepare the next generation to face these issues and the problems of their own time. An education equips the leaders of tomorrow with the knowledge and vision they need to discover the solutions of the future and build a better society for their children and grandchildren. This week, we honor the teachers, mentors, and professionals who guide our kids as they explore the world. Let us recommit to supporting a firstclass education for all students, from the day they start preschool to the day they start their career. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 16 through November 22, 2014, as American Education Week. I call upon all Americans VerDate Sep<11>2014 09:28 Nov 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\19NOD0.SGM 19NOD0 68760 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 223 / Wednesday, November 19, 2014 / Presidential Documents to observe this week by supporting their local schools through appropriate activities, events, and programs designed to help create opportunities for every school and student in America. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyninth. [FR Doc. 2014–27480 Filed 11–18–14; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 09:28 Nov 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\19NOD0.SGM 19NOD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with PRES DOCS Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 223 (Wednesday, November 19, 2014)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 68759-68760]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27480]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 223 / Wednesday, November 19, 2014 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9210 of November 14, 2014

                
American Education Week, 2014

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                In the United States, every young person deserves 
                access to a world-class education. In classrooms, 
                lecture halls, and laboratories across America, high-
                quality education helps unlock the limitless potential 
                of our Nation's students and creates pathways for their 
                success. It prepares them for the jobs of tomorrow and 
                the responsibilities of citizenship. A strong school 
                system bolsters our economy and strengthens our 
                democracy, and it is at the core of the American belief 
                that with hard work, anyone can get ahead. During 
                American Education Week, we celebrate the devoted 
                educators who instruct and inspire students of all 
                ages, and we continue our work to provide every person 
                with the best education possible.

                My Administration is committed to widening the circle 
                of opportunity for more Americans and restoring middle-
                class security, and that starts by supporting education 
                for all. We know early education is one of the best 
                investments we can make in a child's life, and that is 
                why we are striving to expand access to preschool to 
                every girl and boy in America. To spur reform in our 
                public schools and ensure students graduate from high 
                school prepared for achievement, we have directed 
                billions of dollars to States and school districts 
                through the Race to the Top initiative. My 
                Administration is also dedicated to reestablishing 
                America's place as the world leader in college 
                completion. We have expanded grants, tax credits, and 
                loans to help more families afford a college degree and 
                invested in programs that help students manage and 
                reduce the burdens of debt after they graduate.

                With grit and passion, America's teachers give life to 
                education's promise. Our education-support 
                professionals help ensure the health, well-being, and 
                success of our children. And in small towns and large 
                cities, principals and district administrators 
                cultivate communities that value learning and share a 
                common vision of academic excellence. Together, these 
                leaders encourage our students to reach higher and 
                inspire them to achieve their dreams. Great educators 
                and administrators deserve all the tools and resources 
                they need to do their job, including chances for 
                professional development and pay that reflects the 
                contributions they make to our country. They are the 
                most critical ingredients in any school, and my 
                Administration is working hard to support them as they 
                empower our Nation's youth.

                In a complex world, we must meet new and profound 
                challenges. As a Nation, we must prepare the next 
                generation to face these issues and the problems of 
                their own time. An education equips the leaders of 
                tomorrow with the knowledge and vision they need to 
                discover the solutions of the future and build a better 
                society for their children and grandchildren. This 
                week, we honor the teachers, mentors, and professionals 
                who guide our kids as they explore the world. Let us 
                recommit to supporting a first-class education for all 
                students, from the day they start preschool to the day 
                they start their career.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim November 16 through 
                November 22, 2014, as American Education Week. I call 
                upon all Americans

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                to observe this week by supporting their local schools 
                through appropriate activities, events, and programs 
                designed to help create opportunities for every school 
                and student in America.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fourteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                ninth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2014-27480
Filed 11-18-14; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F5