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Posted byon January 17, 2014 at 2:56 PM EST
As a part of the President’s Year of Action, the President and First Lady announced more than 100 new and meaningful commitments to expand college opportunity to help more students.The importance and success of the event is reflected in the coverage from all across the country – from California and Nebraska to Pennsylvania and Tennessee.
Posted byon January 17, 2014 at 12:30 PM EST
A group of leaders in higher education join the President and First Lady at the White House to take the next step toward ensuring that every child, rich or poor, has the opportunity for a quality college education so they can get ahead.
Posted byon January 16, 2014 at 8:50 PM EST
The President's education advisor, Roberto Rodriguez, answered your questions about expanding college opportunity so that every student who works hard can get a higher education during a Q&A on Facebook.
Posted byon January 16, 2014 at 7:47 PM EST
Posted byon January 15, 2014 at 4:45 PM EST
College and university presidents and leadersfrom nonprofits, foundations, state governments, and the private sector are set to join President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House to discuss expanding college opportunity.
Education Datapalooza: Promoting Innovation in Improving College Access, Affordability and CompletionPosted byon January 15, 2014 at 10:30 AM EST
The White House, the U.S. Departments of Education and Treasury, and the General Services Administration host an Education “Datapalooza” to highlight the role that private-sector apps, tools, and services can play in helping students get into and complete college.
Posted byon December 18, 2013 at 9:44 AM EST
Today, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a letter report to the President about opportunities for education technologies to improve educational outcomes and lower costs in higher education. The report, which builds on insights from PCAST members and additional outside experts, underscores the promise of new high-tech educational tools and advocates for continued experimentation in the education technology domain.
Posted byon December 4, 2013 at 12:43 PM EST
To equip counselors and advisers with the resources they need to help students prepare for higher education and understand college costs is a key component, the Department of Education has launched a “one-stop shop” for guidance counselors, college advisers, mentors and volunteers to assist students through the process of choosing and financing their higher education.
Posted byon November 19, 2013 at 5:39 PM EST
Today, President Obama met with nine of the Nation’s foremost innovators, creative thinkers, and builders of the future—the American recipients of 2013 Nobel Prizes in natural sciences and economics. The President was joined in the meeting by OSTP Director John P. Holdren, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) Jason Furman, Ambassador Björn Lyrvall of Sweden, Ambassador Kåre Aas of Norway; and a number of the Nobel Laureates’ family members
Posted byon November 18, 2013 at 11:36 AM EST
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.