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  • Expanding Opportunity through Open Educational Resources

    This week, we are happy to be joining with educators, students, and technologists worldwide to recognize and celebrate Open Education Week. Using advanced technology to dramatically expand the quality and reach of education has long been a key priority for the Obama Administration.

  • West Wing Week 03/14/14 or "What's Up, Captain America?"

    This week, the Vice President and Dr. Biden traveled to Chile to attend the President's inauguration, while this President worked on improving access to college for students, raising the minimum wage, and negotiating a peaceful settlement to the conflict in Ukraine. He also got out the word about this year's March 31st deadline for health insurance applications, congratulated NCAA champs, and designated a new national monument.

  • STEM Access & Diversity: African American History Month Champions of Change

    Last week the White House Office of Public Engagement, along with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, honored ten Champions of Change in honor of their achievements and contributions to exposing and accelerating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) opportunities for more African American youth and communities.

  • A World-Class Education for Every Student in America

    President Obama discusses his plan to equip all American with the education the need to compete in the 21st century economy and announces a new FAFSA Completion Initiative to give more Americans the opportunity to afford, attend, and graduate from college.

  • President Obama Greets Student Finalists of 2014 Intel Science Talent Search

    President Obama today welcomed the 40 student finalists of the 2014 Intel Science Talent Search to the White House. These extraordinary high schoolers—representing 20 states—are in Washington, DC, to participate in the final competitive judging of their innovative research projects in cutting-edge fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

  • West Wing Week 3/7/14 or “Look Who’s In Our Room”

    This week, The White House hosted its first ever White House Student Film Festival, while the President addressed the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, presented his budget for Fiscal Year 2015, urged Congress to raise the minimum wage, and held a town hall on Latinos and the Affordable Care Act.

  • President Obama Welcomes top Science and Math Teachers to the White House

    For 101 of the Nation’s top science and math teachers, Monday was not your typical snow day. While DC-area students spent the day at home, the winners of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) trekked through the slushy streets of Washington to spend time with President Obama at the White House.

  • Helping More Schools Be “Future Ready”

    Last Friday, the President welcomed students from around the country to the first-ever White House Film Festival, featuring short films made by students about the intersection of technology and education. The Festival was part of a series of events in recent weeks highlighting the President’s ConnectED initiative, which aims to connect 99% of K-12 students to high-speed Internet within the next five years.

  • The White House Hosts Its First-Ever Student Film Festival

    The White House, in collaboration with the American Film Institute, hosts young filmmakers from across the country at the first-ever White House Student Film Festival.

  • Connecting Kids from Diverse Backgrounds to Tech Skills

    There is no better time than the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy’s Week of Action Celebrating STEM and Black History Month to highlight the tremendous progress being made at organizations, schools, and companies across America to advance the growing “Tech Inclusion” movement—aimed at connecting students from diverse backgrounds to technology classes, skills, and careers.