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  • Summer Jobs+

    Michael Strautmanis reflects on the importance of the Summer Jobs + program.

  • Bridging the Technical Gap

    Veronica O. Davis, P.E. is the co-owner and Principal Planning Manager at Nspiregreen LLC. She is a transportation guru who uses her knowledge to spark progressive social change in the community.

  • From the Archives: Kicking Off Race to the Top

    Three years ago today, the Obama Administration kicked off Race to the Top, an initiative to invest in systemic and innovative school reforms that work.

  • AIDS Memorial Quilt in the White House

    One enduring symbol of the lives that have been lost is the AIDS Memorial Quilt. To mark the International AIDS conference, a section of the Quilt was put on display in the White House where visitors can stop and remember the human toll that this disease has taken, and how far we’ve come as a country in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

  • 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.

  • Partnership for Sustainable Communities Marks Three Years Helping Communities Build a Foundation for Prosperity

    In 2009, President Obama challenged three agencies to help communities around the country better meet their housing, transportation, and environmental goals, laying the groundwork for an economy that provides good jobs now and creates a strong foundation for long-term prosperity. A partnership between the DOT, HUD, and EPA has now funded 744 projects in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico with approximately $3.7 billion in assistance.

  • Department of Transportation Announces 2012 TIGER Grant Awards

    State and local officials talk about the impact of TIGER grants in their communities.

  • Student Loan Interest Rates, Refinancing, and the Affordable Care Act: Deputies' Download

    President Obama again pushes Congress to act on student loan interest rates, the White House introduces a tool to help you figure out if you qualify for refinancing, and new data show that the Affordable Care Act is making a positive difference in our health care system.

  • Social Innovation: A Strategy for Expanding Opportunity

    The Social Innovation Fund invests money in nonprofits and foundations so they can accelerate the work of high-impact organizations like the Year Up program and replicate their approaches in new localities and markets.

  • Student Winners Create Games for Learning

    The second annual National STEM Video Game Challenge concluded on Tuesday with winners being honored at The Atlantic’s Technologies in Education Forum in Washington, DC.