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  • STEM Mentoring Initiative Gains Momentum

    At the 2013 White House Science Fair, President Obama announced US2020, a campaign led by a coalition of leading tech companies and education non-profits to encourage companies to mobilize 20 percent of their STEM employees to complete 20 hours of STEM teaching or mentoring per year by the year 2020—with a focus on girls, minorities, and low-income youth. Today, the US2020 Initiative is moving ahead at full speed.


  • "Don’t Just Play on Your Phone, Program It"

    This week is Computer Science Education Week, or “CSEdWeek,” an annual campaign highlighting the importance of learning computer science.


  • National Entrepreneurship Month Wrap-Up

    Throughout November—National Entrepreneurship Month—OSTP highlighted the inspiring stories of students across America who are rolling up their sleeves, pursuing bright ideas, and starting companies—as well as many of the new tools, services, and programs that are emerging to help even more students blaze entrepreneurial paths to the future.In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of how we celebrated this year's National Entrepreneurship Month.


  • New Tools to Support Students in Preparing for College and a Call for Innovative Ideas

    To equip counselors and advisers with the resources they need to help students prepare for higher education and understand college costs is a key component, the Department of Education has launched a “one-stop shop” for guidance counselors, college advisers, mentors and volunteers to assist students through the process of choosing and financing their higher education.


  • Report from the Road: Community Colleges Leveraging Partnerships for Economic Growth

    Over the last three years, this administration has made unprecedented investments in the community college system through the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training − or TAACCCT − grant program.


  • All about Brains at “Super Neuroscience Saturday”

    Last Saturday, OSTP co-hosted an interactive day of neuroscience activities for local middle school students to explore the science of brains. In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution and the Society for Neuroscience, OSTP staffers and participating scientists helped students wrap their minds (and hands!) around applied neuroscience concepts including health, learning, and memory.


  • Digital Connectivity Builds Classroom Etiquette

    Misa Gonzales is a Freshman English teacher, at Desert View High School, in the Sunnyside School District, in Tucson Arizona. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona in Secondary Education, Extended English in 2011.


  • Creating a 1:1 Learning Environment

    S. Dallas Dance is the superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, the nation’s 26th largest school system.


  • Gaining Global Perspective through Technology

    Jennie Magiera is the Digital Learning Coordinator for a network of 29 Chicago Public Schools, called the Academy for Urban School Leadership. She works to support teachers, students and school leaders to leverage digital tools in improving teaching and learning.


  • How Technology Levels the Playing Field

    Mark Coppin is the Director of Assistive Technology at the Anne Carlsen Center, a non-profit center serving persons with disabilities located in Jamestown, ND. He is also an Apple Distinguished Educator.


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