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  • Join the Conversation: STEM Master Teacher Corps

    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.

  • Remembering Sally Ride: President Obama Salutes an American Hero

    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

  • Women in the Financial Sector: A White House Forum on Economic Growth

    Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank meets with women to discuss the U.S. economy.

  • Honoring Title IX Every Day

    Russlynn Ali, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the Department of Education, discusses the successes of Title IX as well as the important work that remains to be done.

  • Join a White House Hangout on Local Foods

    In a live Google+ Hangout, USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan and White House Director of Public Engagement Jon Carson will join women leaders across the country to discuss local food and agriculture, answer questions submitted by the public, and launch the latest version of Compass, the interactive Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food map.

  • @TechGirls: Brilliant, Fearless and Passionate

    A group of young women from the Middle East and North Africa interested in careers in science and technology – also known as TechGirls – visited the White House for an interactive discussion about the ways women can utilize innovation and technology to make a difference in the world

  • People Speak Out: The Affordable Care Act Is Helping Me

    Many Americans are already seeing benefits from the Affordable Care Act, from mothers who no longer have to worry about their children with pre-existing conditions losing their health coverage, to young adults who can stay on their parent's insurance plans until age 26, to seniors who are saving money on their prescription drugs.

  • The Battle for Title IX and The Opportunities It Created

    National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling writes about his father, Larry Sperling, who fought and won 40 years ago to ensure young women their full rights to compete in sports.

  • Celebrating 40 Years of Title IX: Getting Girls & Women in the Game!

    Billie Jean King was at the White House this week to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the landmark legislation that forever changed the academic, athletic and professional fields of America. This was a critical moment in our Nation’s history that King, and millions of girls and women like her, will remember and celebrate.

  • 40th Anniversary of Title IX

    The White House Council on Women and Girls celebrated the 40th anniversary of Title IX with dozens of advocates and leaders who are continuing the fight for gender equity in our schools