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Posted byon August 8, 2012 at 2:29 PM EDT
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 3:47 PM EDT
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 2:59 PM EDT
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 11:06 AM EDT
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 1:04 PM EDT
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 5:14 PM EDT
President Obama signs an Executive Order to improve outcomes and advance educational opportunities for African Americans.
Posted byon July 24, 2012 at 2:15 PM EDT
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 1:55 PM EDT
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
Posted byon July 23, 2012 at 7:06 PM EDT
The STEM Master Teacher Corps initiative will strengthen the quality of STEM education nation-wide and help meet the President’s goal of moving U.S. students from the middle to the top of the pack in math and science.
Posted byon July 23, 2012 at 6:01 PM EDT
Sally Ride was a national hero and a powerful role model who inspired generations of young girls to reach for the stars and later fought tirelessly to help them get there by advocating for a greater focus on science and math in our schools. Sally’s life showed us that there are no limits to what we can achieve