Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor tag:typepad.com,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2013-08-27T15:40:41-04:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad U.S. Extends Program to Reduce School Dropout Rate tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019104eefd7f970c 2013-08-27T15:40:41-04:00 2013-08-27T15:45:58-04:00 A U.S. government effort to discourage students from dropping out of secondary and even primary school has been extended, giving a federal contractor two more years to achieve the Obama Administration's goals in this program. The initiative, however, focuses on students in the Middle East and Asia. Steve Peacock Obama Wants Egyptian Students to Get More from College tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20192abde1850970d 2013-07-04T08:58:37-04:00 2013-07-04T08:58:37-04:00 President Obama wants to ensure all American adults obtain at least a year of college or career training while regaining America’s role as “world leader in college completion,” the U.S. Department of Education recently touted. The Obama administration then launched a new program to bring about such developments – in Egypt. Steve Peacock Obama Wants Egyptian Students to Get More From College (WND) tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20192abc136a5970d 2013-06-29T09:55:11-04:00 2013-06-29T09:55:11-04:00 President Obama wants to ensure all American adults obtain at least a year of college or career training while regaining America’s role as “world leader in college completion,” the U.S. Department of Education recently touted. The Obama administration then launched a new program to bring about such developments – in Egypt. Read more at WND.com. Steve Peacock New Obama Program Targets Unemployed Youth—in Pakistan! (Patriot Update) tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017d42b593b0970c 2013-04-11T07:10:21-04:00 2013-04-11T07:10:21-04:00 The Obama Administration’s Youth Workforce Development Program (YWDP) promises to deal with the growing number of “idle, disaffected youth” nationwide—that is, in the nation of Pakistan. Steve Peacock Patriot Update: Obama Spending $500 Million on Foreign Readers tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017d422dc1fe970c 2013-03-21T19:25:44-04:00 2013-03-21T19:25:44-04:00 My latest from Patriot Update: "Obama Spending $500 Million on Foreign Readers." Steve Peacock $90 Million Price Tag to Prop Up Iraqi Education Bureaucrats tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017c325d7590970b 2012-10-06T18:52:41-04:00 2012-10-06T18:52:41-04:00 A $90 million contract to build up the Iraqi national education bureaucracy has been awarded to the Washington, D.C.-based firm Creative Associates International. Steve Peacock USAID/Indonesia Seeks Help in Managing Education Aid Program tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017c31f45d60970b 2012-09-18T10:58:22-04:00 2012-09-18T10:58:22-04:00 With $83 million in Indonesian education projects, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is looking to hire a local citizen as an Education Specialist to assist in these initiatives. Steve Peacock PatriotUpdate.com: Indonesian Students, Contractor Benefit from Obama Scholarships tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017c31bd4f13970b 2012-09-08T19:17:45-04:00 2012-09-08T19:17:45-04:00 Indonesian citizens will continue to pursue masters and Ph.D. programs courtesy of U.S. taxpayers—and even though students primarily will study in U.S. universities, the Obama administration awarded a contract to an Indonesian organization to coordinate this endeavor. Steve Peacock USAID Providing Millions of Textbooks to Ethiopia tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20167692422bb970b 2012-08-08T10:43:37-04:00 2012-08-08T12:12:02-04:00 Five-and-a-half million textbooks destined for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders in Ethiopia are being provided through USAID, which today revealed that it awarded a $5.9 million contract to South African company for the material. Steve Peacock The Revered Review: USAID Infusing a Billion into Global Literacy, Education tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20176169b3bf8970c 2012-07-21T13:07:37-04:00 2012-07-21T13:07:37-04:00 The Obama administration is rolling out $1 billion supplementary package of literary and education programs over the next five years -- not in the U.S., but globally. Steve Peacock