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Posted byon January 17, 2014 at 8:20 PM EDT
Weekly Wrap Up: Expanding Educational Opportunity, America’s Newest High-Tech Manufacturing Hub, Cabinet Meeting, Get ready for the State of the Union, the Miami Heat back at the White House, Nomination for the Small Business Administration, and the Vice President Attends Auto Show.
Posted byon January 17, 2014 at 3:56 PM EDT
As a part of the President’s Year of Action, the President and First Lady announced more than 100 new and meaningful commitments to expand college opportunity to help more students.The importance and success of the event is reflected in the coverage from all across the country – from California and Nebraska to Pennsylvania and Tennessee.
Posted byon January 17, 2014 at 1:30 PM EDT
A group of leaders in higher education join the President and First Lady at the White House to take the next step toward ensuring that every child, rich or poor, has the opportunity for a quality college education so they can get ahead.
Posted byon January 17, 2014 at 12:45 PM EDT
Today, OSTP’s Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs, Patricia Falcone, is visiting Aberdeen High School in Aberdeen, MD, celebrating that school’s designation by the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) as NMSI’s “School of the Year.” Aberdeen High is one of the Nation’s many schools with a high proportion of students whose parents are in the military—in this case, serving at the U.S. Army base at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG).
At White House College Opportunity Event, New Commitments Announced to Help Low-Income Students Succeed in STEM FieldsPosted byon January 17, 2014 at 10:19 AM EDT
At yesterday’s event on College Opportunity, the President and First Lady called for a sustained all-hands-on-deck effort to increase college opportunities for low-income and disadvantaged students in America. The event included the announcement of more than 100 new commitments in support of this critical goal.
Posted byon January 16, 2014 at 9:50 PM EDT
The President's education advisor, Roberto Rodriguez, answered your questions about expanding college opportunity so that every student who works hard can get a higher education during a Q&A on Facebook.
Posted byon January 16, 2014 at 11:54 AM EDT
On Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a discussion with education stakeholders and a White House screening of The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, a coming of age story about two inner-city youth who are left to fend for themselves in the Bronx.
Posted byon January 16, 2014 at 11:00 AM EDT
In last year’s State of the Union address President Obama laid out his bold vision to expand access to high-quality pre-school to every child in America. The bipartisan budget deal is a step in the right direction.
Posted byon January 15, 2014 at 5:45 PM EDT
College and university presidents and leadersfrom nonprofits, foundations, state governments, and the private sector are set to join President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House to discuss expanding college opportunity.
Education Datapalooza: Promoting Innovation in Improving College Access, Affordability and CompletionPosted byon January 15, 2014 at 11:30 AM EDT
The White House, the U.S. Departments of Education and Treasury, and the General Services Administration host an Education “Datapalooza” to highlight the role that private-sector apps, tools, and services can play in helping students get into and complete college.