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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.
Posted byon July 8, 2013 at 2:40 PM EDT
Read how Joining Forces is working to make sure military families are taken care of.
Posted byon July 2, 2013 at 2:05 PM EDT
The First Lady ends her trip by attending an African First Ladies Summit entitled “Investing in Women: Strengthening Africa” which was co-sponsored by our former First Lady, Mrs. Laura Bush.
Posted byon June 29, 2013 at 2:05 PM EDT
We brought together students here in South Africa with students across the U.S. for a lively town hall about the importance of education.
Posted byon June 28, 2013 at 5:39 PM EDT
Today, we arrived in South Africa, and I couldn’t be more excited, because two years ago, I visited this country for the first time with my mother and daughters, and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.
Posted byon June 28, 2013 at 11:32 AM EDT
Last month, a group of leading researchers, practitioners, and industry representatives convened to discuss how students’ beliefs about their academic abilities can affect how much they learn in school. Research demonstrates that when students learn that their academic ability is not a fixed trait, like eye color, but instead is like a muscle that can grow and develop with hard work, they do better in school.
Posted byon June 27, 2013 at 5:06 PM EDT
First Lady Michelle Obama reflects on her visit to the Martin Luther King school, an all-girls middle school in Dakar, which is Senegal’s capital city.
Posted byon June 27, 2013 at 1:02 PM EDT
On Saturday, June 29th, the First Lady is hosting a special event that will connect young people in South Africa with young people in the U.S. to discuss the importance of education and our shared future - and you can be a part of it.