Today, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (Initiative), with agencies from across the federal government that make up the Federal Interagency Working Group on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (Working Group), released the Federal Agencies Investing in Hispanic Education report and the Federal Agency Working Group Data Plans.
The Initiative created the Working Group, comprised of senior officials from 26 Federal agencies and White House offices, to ensure cross-agency collaboration and increase awareness of the Federal resources and services available to the general public, including to the nation’s Hispanic community. The Working Group’s overarching goals are to help ensure Federal investments, programs, and opportunities are effectively shared with the Hispanic community; to assess and suggest improvements to Federal policies, regulations, and programs that apply to or include Hispanic students and communities; and to ensure efforts reflect the diversity of the nation’s population and the growing number of Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs).
The report and data plans listed below are a result of the support and collaborative efforts of the Working Group members government wide:
- The Federal Agency Investing in Hispanic Education report features some programs, grants and/or initiatives that support and invest in the educational attainment and improved outcomes of all students, including Hispanics, as reported by 24 of the 26 member agencies of the Working Group, in fiscal year 2015.
- The Federal Agency Data Plans outline the funding provided and efforts led by federal agencies that made information and resources available and accessible, supported activities, and/or made investments that have benefitted all students in FY 2015, including Hispanics, in key priority educational areas: early learning, family engagement, college access, STEM education, Latino teacher recruitment and postsecondary education.
These efforts have supported and will continue to invest in the educational attainment and improve outcomes of all students, including Hispanics, while strengthening the link between the Federal government and the nation’s Hispanic communities.
The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics