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Download as PDF Vol. 80 Wednesday, No. 222 November 18, 2015 Part V The President mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 Proclamation 9366—American Education Week, 2015 Proclamation 9367—Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, 2015 Proclamation 9368—America Recycles Day, 2015 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:58 Nov 17, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\18NOD0.SGM 18NOD0 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:58 Nov 17, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\18NOD0.SGM 18NOD0 72321 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 222 Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Title 3— Proclamation 9366 of November 13, 2015 The President American Education Week, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Education has the power to put aspirations within reach and help make real the promise of opportunity that defines America. That promise begins with making sure all who work hard have an equal shot. By supporting our students, educators, and schools, we can ensure the wellbeing of our Nation, earn back our status as having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world, and safeguard our legacy as a participatory and informed democracy. During American Education Week, we reaffirm our dedication to providing the finest tools, resources, and opportunities to our Nation’s students and we recommit to making America a place where individuals are limited by nothing but the scope of their dreams. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with D0 In an increasingly competitive and interconnected global economy, nothing is more important than preparing rising generations for success from their earliest days of school. My Administration has made early childhood education a priority and we are working to expand access to high-quality preschool—one of the smartest investments we can make—and to improve the quality of child care in America. We have also offered critical incentives to States for boosting teaching and learning standards, expanded broadband and wireless connectivity in classrooms, and partnered with States and local communities to help close the school readiness gap in efforts to ensure all children’s prospects are equal on their very first day in the classroom. I have also pushed to redesign American high schools to make them more innovative and responsive to student needs and more focused on extending science, technology, engineering, and math opportunities to our Nation’s youth. And this year, my Administration announced new principles for assessing student learning, taking up less classroom time while still giving educators and parents the timely, actionable information they need to know children are learning. Every American willing to work hard deserves a chance to pursue a higher education—no matter where they come from, what they look like, or what their circumstances are. That is why I have put forward a plan to make 2 years of community college as free and universal as high school is today. In addition, we have increased Pell Grant funding, expanded income-driven repayment options, and capped student loan repayments at 10 percent of a borrower’s income while keeping interest rates low. To help more students obtain Federal financial aid and enroll in schools that are right for them, we have streamlined the FAFSA application process and released a new College Scorecard, which provides the most reliable national data on school costs, graduation rates, student loan debt, and post-college earnings. And just as our students require proper material support, they also need the support of those who guide their educational journeys—from preschool through high school and beyond. America’s teachers and school communities make extraordinary sacrifices to cultivate a new generation of dreamers and change-makers, and as they do the important work of nurturing our Nation’s students day in and day out, we must do our part to support them and ensure they have the tools and resources needed to perform their jobs effectively. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:58 Nov 17, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\18NOD0.SGM 18NOD0 72322 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 222 / Wednesday, November 18, 2015 / Presidential Documents We have a responsibility to ensure every child has a pathway to success, and when we invest in the education and the future of our children and grandchildren, we place our bets on an America where dreams know no bounds. This week, let us pledge our support for our Nation’s students by reaffirming the ideals that nobody should be priced out of an education, and everyone should have the chance to use their talents and abilities to contribute to our country’s success. 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 15 through November 21, 2015, as American Education Week. I call upon all Americans to observe this week by supporting their local schools and educators 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 thirteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth. 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Vol. 80

Wednesday,

No. 222

November 18, 2015

Part V





The President





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Proclamation 9366--American Education Week, 2015



Proclamation 9367--Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, 2015



Proclamation 9368--America Recycles Day, 2015


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80 , No. 222 / Wednesday, November 18, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9366 of November 13, 2015

                
American Education Week, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Education has the power to put aspirations within reach 
                and help make real the promise of opportunity that 
                defines America. That promise begins with making sure 
                all who work hard have an equal shot. By supporting our 
                students, educators, and schools, we can ensure the 
                wellbeing of our Nation, earn back our status as having 
                the highest proportion of college graduates in the 
                world, and safeguard our legacy as a participatory and 
                informed democracy. During American Education Week, we 
                reaffirm our dedication to providing the finest tools, 
                resources, and opportunities to our Nation's students 
                and we recommit to making America a place where 
                individuals are limited by nothing but the scope of 
                their dreams.

                In an increasingly competitive and interconnected 
                global economy, nothing is more important than 
                preparing rising generations for success from their 
                earliest days of school. My Administration has made 
                early childhood education a priority and we are working 
                to expand access to high-quality preschool--one of the 
                smartest investments we can make--and to improve the 
                quality of child care in America. We have also offered 
                critical incentives to States for boosting teaching and 
                learning standards, expanded broadband and wireless 
                connectivity in classrooms, and partnered with States 
                and local communities to help close the school 
                readiness gap in efforts to ensure all children's 
                prospects are equal on their very first day in the 
                classroom. I have also pushed to redesign American high 
                schools to make them more innovative and responsive to 
                student needs and more focused on extending science, 
                technology, engineering, and math opportunities to our 
                Nation's youth. And this year, my Administration 
                announced new principles for assessing student 
                learning, taking up less classroom time while still 
                giving educators and parents the timely, actionable 
                information they need to know children are learning.

                Every American willing to work hard deserves a chance 
                to pursue a higher education--no matter where they come 
                from, what they look like, or what their circumstances 
                are. That is why I have put forward a plan to make 2 
                years of community college as free and universal as 
                high school is today. In addition, we have increased 
                Pell Grant funding, expanded income-driven repayment 
                options, and capped student loan repayments at 10 
                percent of a borrower's income while keeping interest 
                rates low. To help more students obtain Federal 
                financial aid and enroll in schools that are right for 
                them, we have streamlined the FAFSA application process 
                and released a new College Scorecard, which provides 
                the most reliable national data on school costs, 
                graduation rates, student loan debt, and post-college 
                earnings. And just as our students require proper 
                material support, they also need the support of those 
                who guide their educational journeys--from preschool 
                through high school and beyond. America's teachers and 
                school communities make extraordinary sacrifices to 
                cultivate a new generation of dreamers and change-
                makers, and as they do the important work of nurturing 
                our Nation's students day in and day out, we must do 
                our part to support them and ensure they have the tools 
                and resources needed to perform their jobs effectively.

[[Page 72322]]

                We have a responsibility to ensure every child has a 
                pathway to success, and when we invest in the education 
                and the future of our children and grandchildren, we 
                place our bets on an America where dreams know no 
                bounds. This week, let us pledge our support for our 
                Nation's students by reaffirming the ideals that nobody 
                should be priced out of an education, and everyone 
                should have the chance to use their talents and 
                abilities to contribute to our country's success.

                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 15 through 
                November 21, 2015, as American Education Week. I call 
                upon all Americans to observe this week by supporting 
                their local schools and educators 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 
                thirteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and fortieth.
                
                
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[FR Doc. 2015-29627
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