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Posted byon August 9, 2012 at 9:10 AM EST
With a focus on collaboration, communication, accountability, and equity, Anne Stafford has empowered parents to work with teachers toward greater student achievement.
Posted byon August 9, 2012 at 9:06 AM EST
As volunteer director of the PTA Clothing Center, Sharon Meigh-Chang is dedicated to assisting students in need receive clothing and helping them to have an improved view of themselves to be ready to go to school and learn, has gone from assisting thousands of students to nearly 2000 students each year.
Posted byon August 8, 2012 at 1:29 PM EST
The White House welcomes over 150 PTA leaders from 41 states for a day-long briefing and honors community leaders as Champions of Change.
Posted byon August 1, 2012 at 2:47 PM EST
President Obama is committed to raising America’s game in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. I recently spoke with Eric Schwarz, co-founder and CEO of Citizen Schools, and Leo Flanagan, principal of the Clarence Edwards Middle School in Charlestown, MA. Since 2006, Citizen Schools has partnered with the Edwards Middle School as an expanded learning time partner to lengthen the school day by three hours a day and bring in a hundreds of volunteers to teach apprenticeships.
Posted byon July 31, 2012 at 1:59 PM EST
Last Monday, at a Capitol Hill briefing co-sponsored by Sens. Tom Harkin of Iowa and Michael Bennet of Colorado, a panel of experts described some of the innovative learning technologies being brought to bear in public education and ways in which the Obama Administration’s proposed Advanced Research Projects Agency for Education (ARPA-ED) could speed the development and deployment of these valuable technologies.
Posted byon July 30, 2012 at 10:06 AM EST
Earlier this month, as part of the Education Data Initiative, a diverse set of educational technology experts and entrepreneurs joined staff from the White House and Department of Education to participate in an “Education Data Jam” at the George Washington School of Business. One of the goals of the half-day workshop was to brainstorm how open data might be used by entrepreneurs and innovators for new products, services, or apps that improve student outcomes or help families with college selection and affordability.
Posted byon July 27, 2012 at 12:04 PM EST
This weekend, a two-day celebration of making by a rising generation of tinkerers, inventors, and innovators—includes 450 makers from Michigan and around the United States—is taking place with one of the best collections of innovation in the world as its backdrop.
Posted byon July 26, 2012 at 4:14 PM EST
President Obama signs an Executive Order to improve outcomes and advance educational opportunities for African Americans.
Posted byon July 24, 2012 at 1:15 PM EST
Three years ago today, the Obama Administration kicked off Race to the Top, an initiative to invest in systemic and innovative school reforms that work.
Posted byon July 24, 2012 at 12:55 PM EST
The Obama Administration today released a new tool that will make it easier for families to understand the costs and benefits of higher education up-front, so that they can more easily choose a college that is both high-quality and affordable