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Posted byon February 5, 2014 at 3:45 PM EDT
The First Lady shares a special video message in which she talks about being the first in her family to attend college.
Posted byon February 4, 2014 at 8:03 PM EDT
President Obama visited Buck Lodge Middle School in Maryland to announce major progress on his ConnectED initiative. Before his remarks, however, he stopped by one of the school’s math classes to chat with students –- and have some fun with their technology.
Posted byon February 4, 2014 at 3:45 PM EDT
On Thursday, February 6, 2014, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans will be hosting a special #AfAmEdChat on Twitter to discuss what the President’s address means for African-American communities.
Posted byon February 4, 2014 at 1:20 PM EDT
President Obama visited Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Maryland to announce major progress on the ConnectED initiative, designed to enrich K-12 education for every student in America.
Posted byon February 2, 2014 at 1:09 PM EDT
The Obama Administration is taking steps to ensure that the Nation’s STEM workforce is equipped with the education and skills to discover, create, and invent. And the Federal Government isn’t acting alone.Ahead of Super Bowl Sunday, OSTP caught up with New York Giants wide-receiver Victor Cruz, who is harnessing his football fame to highlight the importance of STEM education.
Posted byon January 31, 2014 at 7:05 PM EDT
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Posted byon January 30, 2014 at 9:46 PM EDT
The President traveled around the country to discuss the four parts of the opportunity agenda he put forward in this year's State of the Union: 1) creating more new jobs; 2) training Americans with the skills to fill those jobs; 3) guaranteeing every child access to a world-class education; and 4) making sure hard work pays off.
Robots, Spaceflight, and America’s Open-Data Treasure Chest addressed at White House “State of STEM” Event for KidsPosted byon January 29, 2014 at 7:24 PM EDT
Today, the White House convened a portion of the Nation’s geeky brain trust, along with America’s next generation of innovators to discuss steps the Administration is taking to continue the tradition of scientific breakthroughs and discoveries that have long made our country great.
Posted byon January 27, 2014 at 7:29 PM EDT
We at OSTP are geeking out about the news that among the esteemed guests who will be sitting with the First Lady during tomorrow’s State of the Union address will be 16-year old science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) all-star and “Maker” extraordinaire Joey Hudy, who, as a middle-schooler in 2012, gained national fame after demonstrating his surprisingly explosive invention for the President at the White House Science Fair.
Posted byon January 24, 2014 at 7:47 PM EDT
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.