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Posted byon August 14, 2013 at 11:56 AM EDT
Earlier this summer, the National Science Foundation announced the winners of its Innovation in Graduate Education Challenge, the inaugural student challenge that invited graduate students to submit ideas on how to improve graduate education. Several recent reports have described a need to change graduate education to better prepare students for modern day challenges and for a range of career options in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.
Posted byon August 12, 2013 at 11:50 AM EDT
As a participant in the White House Youth Jobs+ initiative, Discovery is not only training young people for the in-demand careers of the media industry. They are also helping to shape the lives of young people across the country and helping to shape the future of its workforce at the same time.
Posted byon August 8, 2013 at 9:10 AM EDT
Last week, the White House honored 11 heroes as Champions of Change for Tech Inclusion —leaders who have done extraordinary work to connect kids from underrepresented and underserved communities to tech skills and opportunities. President Obama has emphasized time and again that equipping students with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills is key to our Nation’s competitiveness in the global marketplace.
Posted byon August 1, 2013 at 12:30 PM EDT
Yesterday, I joined eleven Champions of Change at the White House to celebrate their achievements toward making STEM industries more inclusive for underrepresented communities.
Posted byon July 30, 2013 at 3:13 PM EDT
Earlier this week, Education Secretary Arne Duncan met with a group of young people who are mounting an inspiring fight to overcome barriers and make this country stronger. They are called the DREAM Riders, and they are taking their vital message to the entire country.
Posted byon July 26, 2013 at 10:20 AM EDT
Dr. Jill Biden recounts her first day visiting Singapore.
Posted byon July 25, 2013 at 10:43 AM EDT
Dr. Jill Biden visited the Anjuman-i-Islam Saif Tyabji Girl’s school in India today and taught part on an English class.
Posted byon July 24, 2013 at 5:31 PM EDT
President Obama kicks off a series of speeches about his vision for rebuilding an economy that puts the middle class -- and those fighting to join it – front and center.
Posted byon July 24, 2013 at 4:47 PM EDT
Today, at a private meeting in the West Wing of the White House, US Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, Deputy US Chief Technology Officer Jen Pahlka, and other senior Obama Administration officials specializing in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), met with five inspiring young women to discuss academic and career pathways in STEM—and barriers to the involvement of girls in those fields.
Posted byon July 23, 2013 at 5:00 PM EDT
Senators from both parties have come up with a plan to reduce the interest rates on student loans that will cut rates on every single new college loan before the start of the school year once it's passed into law.