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  • 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.


  • Education Datapalooza: Promoting Innovation in Improving College Access, Affordability and Completion

    The White House, the U.S. Departments of Education and Treasury, and the General Services Administration host an Education “Datapalooza” to highlight the role that private-sector apps, tools, and services can play in helping students get into and complete college.


  • Request for Information: Advancing Learning Technology through Pull Mechanisms

    Yesterday, OSTP released a Request for Information to give the public an opportunity to inform the Administration’s approaches to supporting the development and use of learning technologies. Advances in the science of how learning happens—and in technology to enhance learning—have the potential to transform education, not only in K-12 but in higher education, life-long learning, and workforce development.


  • Weekly Wrap Up: “Every kid in this country can make it”

    Weekly Wrap Up: Promise Zones, Extending Emergency Unemployment Insurance, Affordable Care Act, We the Geeks and Strengthening our Nation’s Energy Infrastructure.


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