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  • Students Speak: The Power of STEM

    President Obama met with 40 of the nation's top scientists and engineers who all have something in common -- they happen to be in high school.

  • Celebrating Excellence in Community Colleges

    Santa Barbara City College from California and Walla Walla Community College from Washington, co-winners of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, are model examples of community colleges that are doing more to grow our middle class, equipping our citizens with the education and training that today’s jobs require.

  • New Steps to Meet the President’s Goal of Preparing 100,000 STEM Teachers

    Today, OSTP Director John P. Holdren hosted a roundtable of professionals committed to improving the Nation’s corps of excellent STEM teachers. The discussion followed this morning’s announcement by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) that it would donate $22.5 million toward the same goal.

  • Sharing Ideas that Work: How Technology can Improve Education

    This week, school leaders, researchers, entrepreneurs, and leading educational thinkers gathered in New York City to share innovative ideas about how technology can improve education. The gathering is being led by the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools—a national center created by Congress and launched at the White House in 2011 to advance technologies to transform teaching and learning.

  • All-Star STEM Students Meet the President!

    Today at the White House, President Obama met with 40 of the Nation's top scientists and engineers - all student finalists in the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search (STS) competition. Winners of the competition will be announced tonight at a gala event in Washington, DC.

  • Women in Silicon Valley Leading the Way

    Women investors play a crucial role in helping ensure that the best private-sector ideas - including those coming from women entrepreneurs - get the resources they need to help build companies and create jobs.

  • Creating Ladders of Opportunity for our Children

    Promise Neighborhoods supports forty-six communities in their plans to deliver services to support every child in obtaining the education they need for their future, from cradle through college.

  • What Can Students Do to Protect Themselves?

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has developed a suite of tools to help students manage college debt and improve their financial literacy.

  • Hanging Out with First Lady Michelle Obama

    Mrs. Obama joins a virtual conversation about Let’s Move!, her initiative to ensure our nation’s kids grow up healthy and reach their full potential.

  • Creating What You Can Imagine, Changing the World

    March is Women’s History Month. There is no better time to engage and empower the next generation of girls to rise up as leaders of our democracy and economy. In that spirit, last week, schools, companies, and labs across the country engaged in a range of activities aimed at getting girls excited about classes and careers in the field of engineering—all part of the 13th annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.”