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Posted byon January 31, 2013 at 6:33 PM EDT
The Secretary of Agriculture is leading the U.S. Presidential Delegation to the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games.
Posted byon January 29, 2013 at 11:56 AM EDT
January is National Mentoring Month—a time to recognize those who make a personal difference in the lives and futures of young people. In science and engineering fields, this means celebrating those who keep our next generation of innovators engaged and excited about science, technology, engineering, and math while helping them acquire the skills needed for the jobs of the future.
Posted byon January 18, 2013 at 1:18 PM EDT
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says strengthening our student support systems with more resource officers, psychologists, social works and counselors will help reduce gun violence in our schools and our communities.
Posted byon January 10, 2013 at 4:23 PM EDT
Incentive prizes are now a standard tool in every Federal agency’s toolbox to spur innovation and solve tough problems. With more than 200 prizes offered by over 45 Federal agencies so far, open innovation and incentive prizes are showing promise for catalyzing new solutions in the education sector.
Posted byon December 27, 2012 at 1:54 PM EDT
As 2012 comes to a close, we’re looking back at some of the year’s policy milestones, including legislation President Obama signed this summer that stopped student loan interest rates from doubling for more than 7 million students.
Posted byon December 20, 2012 at 12:38 PM EDT
Yesterday, we hosted the first-ever White House Codeathon! The goal of this event was to support the Equal Futures App Challenge, a challenge to create apps that inspire girls and young women to become leaders in our democracy. This challenge is in response to President Obama’s call to countries around the world to politically and economically empower women and girls.
Posted byon December 18, 2012 at 12:29 PM EDT
Last week, the Obama Administration announced that increasing the number of students who receive undergraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by 1 million over the next decade has been formally designated as a Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) goal—one of a limited number of such articulated goals designed to focus cross-agency coordination and encourage sharing of best practices among agencies with complementary missions. The announcement signals a concrete step toward addressing recommendations made earlier this year by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).
Posted byon December 17, 2012 at 6:07 PM EDT
The Department of Education offers a number of resources to help parents following traumatic events, as well as a host of resources to help schools prepare for and recover from crisis
Posted byon December 13, 2012 at 10:12 AM EDT
This week marks what would have been the 106th birthday of Grace Hopper—an American Naval Officer known to some as “Amazing Grace” and to others as the “Mother of Computing,” whose work laid the foundation for one of the first modern computer programming languages. In recognition of her pioneering example, students, parents, schools, and communities across the Nation are spending a week in celebration of computer science education.
Posted byon December 12, 2012 at 10:31 AM EDT
Soon after taking office in 2009, in a speech at the National Academy of Sciences, President Obama called on the science, engineering, and technology communities to “encourage young people to create and build and invent – to be makers of things not just consumers of things.” Here’s what one leader in the maker community shared about her experience bringing kids and families into the growing community of American makers.