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Posted byon December 11, 2013 at 11:27 AM EST
This week, we’re celebrating Computer Science Education Week (CS Ed Week), which highlights the importance of computer science in our education system. To recognize CS Ed Week this year, we encourage everyone to participate in the Hour of Code. It’s an easy way for anyone to learn computer science and see that it’s fun, creative, and challenging.
Posted byon December 10, 2013 at 3:11 PM EST
At the 2013 White House Science Fair, President Obama announced US2020, a campaign led by a coalition of leading tech companies and education non-profits to encourage companies to mobilize 20 percent of their STEM employees to complete 20 hours of STEM teaching or mentoring per year by the year 2020—with a focus on girls, minorities, and low-income youth. Today, the US2020 Initiative is moving ahead at full speed.
Posted byon December 9, 2013 at 9:00 AM EST
This week is Computer Science Education Week, or “CSEdWeek,” an annual campaign highlighting the importance of learning computer science.
Posted byon December 4, 2013 at 2:06 PM EST
Throughout November—National Entrepreneurship Month—OSTP highlighted the inspiring stories of students across America who are rolling up their sleeves, pursuing bright ideas, and starting companies—as well as many of the new tools, services, and programs that are emerging to help even more students blaze entrepreneurial paths to the future.In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of how we celebrated this year's National Entrepreneurship Month.
Posted byon December 4, 2013 at 12:43 PM EST
To equip counselors and advisers with the resources they need to help students prepare for higher education and understand college costs is a key component, the Department of Education has launched a “one-stop shop” for guidance counselors, college advisers, mentors and volunteers to assist students through the process of choosing and financing their higher education.
Posted byon November 27, 2013 at 4:30 PM EST
Over the last three years, this administration has made unprecedented investments in the community college system through the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training − or TAACCCT − grant program.
Posted byon November 27, 2013 at 12:45 PM EST
Last Saturday, OSTP co-hosted an interactive day of neuroscience activities for local middle school students to explore the science of brains. In partnership with the Smithsonian Institution and the Society for Neuroscience, OSTP staffers and participating scientists helped students wrap their minds (and hands!) around applied neuroscience concepts including health, learning, and memory.
Posted byon November 26, 2013 at 4:46 PM EST
Misa Gonzales is a Freshman English teacher, at Desert View High School, in the Sunnyside School District, in Tucson Arizona. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona in Secondary Education, Extended English in 2011.
Posted byon November 26, 2013 at 4:42 PM EST
S. Dallas Dance is the superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, the nation’s 26th largest school system.
Posted byon November 26, 2013 at 4:31 PM EST
Jennie Magiera is the Digital Learning Coordinator for a network of 29 Chicago Public Schools, called the Academy for Urban School Leadership. She works to support teachers, students and school leaders to leverage digital tools in improving teaching and learning.