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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.
Posted byon January 14, 2014 at 12:01 PM EDT
Yesterday, OSTP released a Request for Information to give the public an opportunity to inform the Administration’s approaches to supporting the development and use of learning technologies. Advances in the science of how learning happens—and in technology to enhance learning—have the potential to transform education, not only in K-12 but in higher education, life-long learning, and workforce development.
Posted byon January 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM EDT
Weekly Wrap Up: Promise Zones, Extending Emergency Unemployment Insurance, Affordable Care Act, We the Geeks and Strengthening our Nation’s Energy Infrastructure.
Posted byon January 10, 2014 at 4:00 PM EDT
President Obama announced the first five “Promise Zone” locations, an initiative that partners with local communities and businesses to create jobs, expand access to educational opportunities and spur economic mobility and security.
Posted byon January 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM EDT
By working with local communities and businesses to create jobs, increase economic security, expand educational opportunities, increase access to quality, affordable housing and improve public safe, Promise Zones will help build on the Obama Administration’s commitment to create better futures for the middle class and those striving to reach the middle class.
Posted byon December 18, 2013 at 10:44 AM EDT
Today, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a letter report to the President about opportunities for education technologies to improve educational outcomes and lower costs in higher education. The report, which builds on insights from PCAST members and additional outside experts, underscores the promise of new high-tech educational tools and advocates for continued experimentation in the education technology domain.
Posted byon December 17, 2013 at 7:15 PM EDT
The Department of Education announces the second round of grantees in the Race to the Top-District (RTT-D) competition.
Posted byon December 16, 2013 at 1:12 PM EDT
We’re excited to kick off "Of the People: Live from the White House," a virtual field trip series with Discovery Education that’s designed to offer middle and high school students unique access to the White House.
Posted byon December 13, 2013 at 4:44 PM EDT
Computers and computer science are becoming ever more important to the future careers of today’s students. That’s one reason OSTP is interested in exploring the use of “games for impact” to address important societal challenges and opportunities—including in the realm of education. Games for impact are designed to be at once entertaining and engaging, and also something more: educational, enlightening, and perhaps even designed to motivate action.