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  • StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity Initiative Expands

    The USDA's StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity initiative, which helped to inform President Obama's recently-announced Promise Zones, is rallying available tools and technical assistance and targeting these resources to the areas where they are needed most.


  • Weekly Wrap Up: Investing In Our Nation's Future

    Weekly Wrap Up: Expanding Educational Opportunity, America’s Newest High-Tech Manufacturing Hub, Cabinet Meeting, Get ready for the State of the Union, the Miami Heat back at the White House, Nomination for the Small Business Administration, and the Vice President Attends Auto Show.


  • Regional Roundup: A Call to Action on College Opportunity

    As a part of the President’s Year of Action, the President and First Lady announced more than 100 new and meaningful commitments to expand college opportunity to help more students.The importance and success of the event is reflected in the coverage from all across the country – from California and Nebraska to Pennsylvania and Tennessee.


  • Taking Action to Expand College Opportunity

    A group of leaders in higher education join the President and First Lady at the White House to take the next step toward ensuring that every child, rich or poor, has the opportunity for a quality college education so they can get ahead.


  • Serving Up STEM at Aberdeen High

    Today, OSTP’s Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs, Patricia Falcone, is visiting Aberdeen High School in Aberdeen, MD, celebrating that school’s designation by the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) as NMSI’s “School of the Year.” Aberdeen High is one of the Nation’s many schools with a high proportion of students whose parents are in the military—in this case, serving at the U.S. Army base at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG).


  • At White House College Opportunity Event, New Commitments Announced to Help Low-Income Students Succeed in STEM Fields

    At yesterday’s event on College Opportunity, the President and First Lady called for a sustained all-hands-on-deck effort to increase college opportunities for low-income and disadvantaged students in America. The event included the announcement of more than 100 new commitments in support of this critical goal.


  • What You Missed: Facebook Q&A on College Opportunity

    The President's education advisor, Roberto Rodriguez, answered your questions about expanding college opportunity so that every student who works hard can get a higher education during a Q&A on Facebook.


  • First Lady Michelle Obama Hosts a Discussion on Education

    On Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a discussion with education stakeholders and a White House screening of The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, a coming of age story about two inner-city youth who are left to fend for themselves in the Bronx.


  • A Budget Deal That Invests in Our Youngest Children

    In last year’s State of the Union address President Obama laid out his bold vision to expand access to high-quality pre-school to every child in America. The bipartisan budget deal is a step in the right direction.


  • Expanding College Opportunity

    College and university presidents and leadersfrom nonprofits, foundations, state governments, and the private sector are set to join President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House to discuss expanding college opportunity.


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