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Dr. Biden at SXSWedu: Let's Ensure Education Is Accessible, Affordable, and Attainable

Dr. Jill Biden visits two community colleges to explore just how innovative these colleges can be in meeting the needs of their students.
Dr. Jill Biden at Gainesville Community College

Dr. Biden discusses strategies for student success at Santa Fe College, Gainesville, Florida. March 9, 2015. (by Aaron Daye)

Yesterday, with Under Secretary of Education Dr. Ted Mitchell, I had the pleasure of visiting Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida, and Austin Community College in Austin, Texas. Both schools are making transformative changes on their campuses to adapt to the needs of their students.

After visiting these community colleges, I had the opportunity to share this experience -- how these two schools meet students where they are, and guide them to where they want to go -- with a diverse group of students, educators, entrepreneurs, and administrators from across the country at SXSWedu Conference in Austin, Texas.

To see just how innovative these community colleges truly are, watch the video below:

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They, like all community colleges, do not pick and choose their students; they work with all students to help them become who they aspire to be.

That is why I am proud to be part of an Administration that is committed to investing in our students, and restoring the promise of the American education system.

We have made real progress over the last six years, but our work is nowhere near finished. Together, we can and must do more to ensure education in our country is accessible, affordable, and attainable for all Americans.

To learn more about the Administration’s America’s College Promise plan, click here.