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  • West Wing Week 05/09/14 or, “Reach Higher”

    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.

  • White House Social: Teacher Appreciation Week

    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.

  • For Cinco de Mayo, President Obama Focuses on Investing in "100,000 Strong in the Americas"

    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.

  • Weekly Address: The President's Year of Action

    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.

  • West Wing Week 05/02/14 or, "Old Seoul"

    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.

  • Reach Higher for College

    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.

  • The First Lady's Reach Higher Initiative

    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.

  • President Obama Welcomes the State and National Teachers of the Year to the White House

    The President welcomes America's teachers of the year to the White House, and honors the 2014 National Teacher of the Year, Sean McComb.

  • President Obama’s Science Advisor Kicks-Off USA Science & Engineering Festival

    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.

  • Recognizing Green Schools on Earth Day

    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.