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  • West Wing Week 10/17/14 or, "The Geography of Hope"

    Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.


  • President Obama Congratulates Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi on Winning the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

    For her unwavering courage to champion education for all children anywhere, Malala won the Nobel Peace Prize. She shares that honor with Kailash Satyarthi, a human rights activist who is working tirelessly to bring an end to child slavery in India and across the globe.


  • Young Leaders Dialogue on Education: October 30

    Please join the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) and young leaders from across the country on Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. ET for our first Young Leaders Dialogue (YLD) Google+ Hangout on Education.


  • Promoting Innovation and Protecting Privacy in the Classroom

    Big data technologies have the potential to transform teaching, learning, and education. However, development and deployment of these technologies must carefully consider student privacy. The Department of Education, the Federal Trade Commission, and other Federal departments and agencies are working with non-governmental partners to ensure that personalized, digital learning does not come at the expense of individual protections.


  • The White House Joins Medium

    President Obama discusses American innovation on Medium, a platform which encourages people to share ideas and stories that matter.


  • Here Are Five Facts from the White House Report on Millennials:

    The Council on Economic Advisers releases a new report that looks at the so-called "Millennial" generation. Here's what they learned.


  • The BRAIN Initiative and Grand Challenge Scholars

    On September 30, OSTP hosted the White House BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Conference. The event was held to highlight recent progress and next steps on the President's BRAIN Initiative. Conference participants included representatives from academia, philanthropic foundations, companies, and several students from the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars Program. OSTP sat down with two of the Scholars to hear about their experiences at the conference.


  • Celebrating the Federal STEM Workforce at the White House

    Today the U.S. Office of Personal Management (OPM) and the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) welcomed more than 50 Federal innovators to the White House to celebrate the key contributions of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals working in our Government. Every day, these STEM employees conduct scientific research; collect and analyze measurements of Earth; inform policy decisions; and carry out programs that help grow our Nation’s economy, boost national security, and protect public health and our environment.


  • Vice President Biden at the Reopening of Joplin High School: “We Never Stop. And We Always Rebuild.”

    Vice President Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan return to Joplin to celebrate the reopening of Joplin High School.


  • The White House Education Game Jam

    At the first-ever White House Game Jam in September, more than 100 game developers plus 35 teachers, learning researchers, and students gathered together to develop compelling educational software to help teach complex school subjects.


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