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  • Recognizing American Communities as Climate Action Champions

    The Obama administration launches the first round of the Climate Action Champions Competition, to recognize and support the path-breaking steps that local and tribal governments are already taking to reduce carbon pollution and prepare for the impacts of climate change.

  • President Obama Meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    President Obama meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, marking the first bilateral summit between the two heads of state.

  • CDC Confirms First Case of Ebola Diagnosed in the U.S.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the confirmation of the first Ebola case in the United States in a person who traveled from West Africa.

  • Community Colleges: The Secret Sauce

    Motlow State Community College in Tennessee is working with Bridgestone Tire Company and other employers to expand their mechatronics program, creating a training facility on-site at Bridgestone to prepare students to move quickly into high-skill jobs.

  • Universidades Comunitarias: La Salsa Secreta

    La universidad comunitaria Motlow State Community College en Tennessee está trabajando junto a Bridgestone Tire Company y otras empresas para expandir su programa de mecatrónica y ha creado unas instalaciones de capacitación en Bridgestone para preparar a los estudiantes a incorporarse rápidamente en trabajos muy técnicos.

  • Progress in Action: Celebrating Hispanic Educational Achievement

    Each year, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month we recognize and celebrate the rich histories and significant contributions made by Hispanics throughout this great nation. With over 54 million people, Hispanics are the largest, youngest, and fastest-growing minority group, and will represent 70 percent of our nation’s population growth between 2015 and 2060. From preschool to postsecondary education, Hispanic representation is palpable. Hispanics now make up the majority of students in our public schools, with 1 out of every 4 students in K-12 grades. Similarly, college enrollment is up more for Hispanics than any other group.

  • Better Buildings Challenge Expands to Take on Data Centers

    The President's Better Buildings Challenge expands to take on data centers, which consumed about 100 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity last year, representing more than 2% of all U.S. electricity use.

  • President Obama Announces the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge

    President Obama announces the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge, which will encourage communities to implement cradle-to-college-and-career strategies aimed at improving life outcomes for all young people.

  • What Policy Simultaneously Improves Performance, Transparency, and Oversight for Federal Awards?

    On December 26, 2013, OMB published final guidance in 2 C.F.R 200 titled Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Federal financial assistance. This guidance delivers on President Obama’s second term management agenda and his first term directives under Executive Order 13520, the February 28, 2011 Presidential Memorandum, and the objectives laid out in OMB Memorandum M-13-17 to better target financial risks and better direct resources to achieve evidence-based outcomes. The policy simultaneously improves performance, transparency, and oversight for Federal awards.

  • Dan Pfeiffer: "That's How We Roll"

    Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer sends a message to the White House list previewing President Obama's plan for the week.