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  • We the Geeks: Student Startups

    Join us this Friday November 22, at 2:00 pm EST for a “We the Geeks” Google+ Hangout, called “Student Startups” – where leading student entrepreneurs and business moguls will talk about how anyone can cultivate a culture of entrepreneurship in his or her community.

  • President Obama Supports High School Redesign to Ensure Educational Excellence

    At a time when the cost of attending college continues to rise, too many African-American students are afraid to pursue higher education because they think it is too expensive and will burden their families with debt. But schools like P-TECH allow students to get a head start on their postsecondary education by allowing them to take college-level math and science courses.

  • Community College to Career Tour on the Road Again

    The Labor Department’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grants and other unprecedented investments are helping leverage strong partnerships with local employers to transform community colleges into engines of economic growth across the country.

  • Minority Serving Institutions: Educating All Students

    Earlier this month, Kiran Ahuja had the distinct privilege to speak about the importance of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) at a convening organized by the newly-established Center on Minority Serving Institutions at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • The First Lady Hosts the First White House Careers in Film Symposium for Students

    This afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama opened the doors of the White House to high school students from DC, New York, and Boston to partake in the first-ever White House Careers in Film Symposium.

  • We the Geeks: "Don’t Be Bored, Make Something"

    Join us and leading tinkerers, educators, and innovators on Tuesday, November 12th, at 2:00 pm EST for a “We the Geeks” Google+ Hangout, called “Don’t Be Bored, Make Something”.

  • Startup Culture Flourishes on America’s College Campuses

    Today—marking the first full week of National Entrepreneurship Month—the Department of Commerce released a new report entitled The Innovative and Entrepreneurial University, underscoring the increasingly diverse ways in which colleges and universities across America are promoting cultures of entrepreneurship on campus and encouraging students to start companies.

  • "P-TECH Is Proof of What Can Be Accomplished, But We’ve Got to Have the Courage to Do It."

    President Obama paid a visit to P-TECH -- a cutting-edge early college high school formed by a partnership between IBM and the City University of New York.

  • Building Equal Futures, Connecting Women and Girls to STEM Opportunities

    Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the Equal Futures Partnership—a global collaboration aimed at advancing women’s and girls’ economic and political participation. For the United States, stepping up to this challenge has included important work to open doors to quality education and high-paying career opportunities for women and girls in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

  • President Obama Names New Leadership to the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

    It is an exciting day at the White House, and across the country, as President Obama names two dynamic new leaders to head the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Dr. George Cooper will begin this week as the Initiative’s Executive Director, and Dr. Ivory Toldson will serve as Deputy Director.