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Posted byon May 9, 2014 at 7:00 AM EST
This week, the First Lady launched her new Reach Higher education initiative, while the President hosted two bilateral meetings and a press conference, let loose some humor at the White House Correspondents Dinner, and traveled to Arkansas and California.
Posted byon May 7, 2014 at 6:08 PM EST
On Wednesday May 7, 2014, twenty-two educators from across the country gathered at the White House for the White House Social for National Teacher Appreciation Week.
Posted byon May 6, 2014 at 5:29 PM EST
President Obama joins Under Secretary of State Richard Stengel, Assistant Secretary Roberta Jacobson, Assistant Secretary Evan Ryan, foreign government officials, business leaders, and academics to discuss how we can work together to advance "100,000 Strong in the Americas," an initiative focused on expanding educational opportunity and exchange to build connections between the people of the Americas, and to make our region more competitive.
Posted byon May 3, 2014 at 5:00 AM EST
In this week’s address, the President provided an update on the work his Administration has done to strengthen the economy and expand opportunity for hardworking Americans in this Year of Action.
Posted byon May 2, 2014 at 1:30 PM EST
This week the President wrapped up a four country trip to Asia before honoring the Teachers of the Year and speaking on the minimum wage, and the VP announced a series of actions to help address sexual assault.
Posted byon May 2, 2014 at 8:41 AM EST
First Lady Michelle Obama announces the Reach Higher Initiative -- an effort to inspire more young people to take control of their future through higher education.
Posted byon May 2, 2014 at 8:07 AM EST
College Signing Day highlights the work that the First Lady has been doing across the country to help inspire more young people to reach higher and to rally the country around the President's "North Star" goal — that by 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world. In San Antonio, she's giving that effort a name and an aspiration: The First Lady's Reach Higher Initiative.
Posted byon May 1, 2014 at 4:03 PM EST
The President welcomes America's teachers of the year to the White House, and honors the 2014 National Teacher of the Year, Sean McComb.
Posted byon April 24, 2014 at 4:36 PM EST
Today in Washington, DC, OSTP Director John P. Holdren helped launch what promises to be one of the geekiest events to land inside the Beltway – the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival, a massive celebration of science, innovation, imagination. The Festival will run on April 26th and 27th, inviting students, families, and geeks of all ages can come get inspired to research, innovate, and make.
Posted byon April 22, 2014 at 4:59 PM EST
To celebrate Earth Day, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announces the 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) and District Sustainability Award recipients.