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Posted byon December 5, 2014 at 6:06 PM EST
This World AIDS Day, OSTP and PEPFAR celebrate efforts that enable the fruits of science and technology to accelerate innovation and increase access to life-saving HIV treatment around the world.
More than 100 Bold New STEM Commitments as Part of the White House College Opportunity Day of ActionPosted byon December 5, 2014 at 3:58 PM EST
As part of yesterday's White House College Opportunity Day of Action, OSTP worked with college and university presidents, leaders of philanthropy and non-profit organizations, and CEOs of private sector companies to generate 110 bold new commitments to increase STEM degree access, preparation, and completion for more students from low income and underserved backgrounds in addition to women and minorities currently underrepresented in STEM fields.
Posted byon December 4, 2014 at 4:36 PM EST
In 2012, President Obama prioritized Pay for Success (PFS) as one of the key strategies in his second-term social innovation agenda. PFS is a rapidly expanding approach to funding social services that is making great progress around the country.
Posted byon November 19, 2014 at 10:12 AM EST
Yesterday, President Obama marked National Entrepreneurs’ Day by congratulating three student winners of the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in the Oval Office. The Challenge, which is supported by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, focuses on teaching entrepreneurship skills to high school students and has worked with more than 500,000 young people from low-income communities across the United States and around the world.
Posted byon October 3, 2014 at 7:25 PM EST
This week, President Obama talked about a new foundation for a 21st century economy and welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House; Vice President Biden and Secretary of Labor Tom Perez announced the fourth round of TAACCCT grants; and the economy saw its 55th straight month of private-sector job gains.
Posted byon October 1, 2014 at 5:58 PM EST
Tens of thousands of people shared what raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 would mean to them personally, or to their communities. Read some of those stories on our interactive map here.
Posted byon September 24, 2014 at 2:00 PM EST
"It’s On Us" provides organizing tools for campuses and communities, and already we’ve seen great things happening.
Posted byon August 14, 2014 at 4:19 PM EST
The Department of Education unveils a new grant opportunity to partner with states and local communities to expand the reach of high-quality preschool.
Posted byon July 7, 2014 at 12:40 PM EST
Congress is back in session, and if members have been listening to their constituents they will move quickly to raise the federal minimum wage, which has lost 20 percent of its purchasing power since the 1980s. But absent action from Capitol Hill, states are taking up the slack.
Posted byon June 23, 2014 at 4:55 PM EST