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Posted byon April 15, 2014 at 12:07 PM EDT
Nearly 100 advocates for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in Los Angeles met face-to-face on April 8 in the first community roundtable in the city hosted by the White House Initiative on AAPIs (WHIAAPI) Regional Interagency Working Group (RIWG).
Posted byon April 15, 2014 at 12:05 PM EDT
Despite the growing amount of information about higher education, many students and families still need access to clear, helpful resources to make informed decisions about going to – and paying for – college. President Obama has called for innovation in college access, including by making sure all students have easy-to-understand information.
Now, the U.S. Department of Education needs your input on specific ways that we can increase innovation, transparency, and access to data. In particular, we are interested in how APIs (application programming interfaces) could make our data and processes more open and efficient.
Posted byon April 15, 2014 at 11:37 AM EDT
President Obama observes a moment of silence to mark the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovators: President Obama Honors the Nation's Cutting-Edge Scientists and EngineersPosted byon April 15, 2014 at 10:34 AM EDT
A group of leading researchers were honored yesterday at the White House as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), which is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
After receiving their awards in a ceremony at the U.S. Department of Agriculture with agency officials, friends, and relatives—a ceremony keynoted by OSTP Director John Holdren—the group of 102 ambitious scientists and engineers were greeted at the White House by President Obama who thanked them for their outstanding achievements.
Posted byon April 15, 2014 at 7:18 AM EDT
Today, we’re asking you to help us identify these standout local leaders by nominating a Champion of Change for the New Generation of American Agriculture by noon on Friday, April 18th.
Posted byon April 14, 2014 at 5:08 PM EDT
President Obama is keeping his promise to make sure Americans like you can easily see what you're getting for your taxes. Just enter a few pieces of information, and the Taxpayer Receipt gives you a breakdown of how your tax dollars are spent on priorities like education and veterans benefits.
Posted byon April 14, 2014 at 4:27 PM EDT
Haroset, symbolic of the mortar the Jewish slaves of ancient Egypt used to build the Pharaoh’s cities and store-houses, is probably one of the favorite foods of Passover with recipes passed down in families from generation to generation.
Posted byon April 14, 2014 at 2:24 PM EDT
In the East Room of the White House, President Obama hosts an annual prayer breakfast to mark the beginning of Holy Week.
Posted byon April 14, 2014 at 1:24 PM EDT
Posted byon April 14, 2014 at 10:41 AM EDT
The Young African Leaders Initiative Network –- or YALI Network –- is a virtual community that connects young African leaders with resources from the U.S. government and to one another.