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Posted byon August 28, 2013 at 11:41 AM EDT
President Obama has emphasized that “higher education is still the best ticket to upward mobility in America.” More and more, well-paying jobs—especially those in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields—require education or training after high school. Educating the next generation of scientists, engineers, inventors, and entrepreneurs is critical to the continued leadership of United States.
Posted byon August 24, 2013 at 6:00 AM EDT
In his weekly address, President Obama notes that while college education has never been more important, it has also never been more expensive, which is why he proposed major new reforms this week to make college more affordable for middle class families and those fighting to get into the middle class.
Posted byon August 23, 2013 at 7:43 PM EDT
President Obama went to Lackawanna College in Vice President Biden's hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania for the final stop of his college affordability bus tour.
Posted byon August 23, 2013 at 6:20 PM EDT
Here’s a look at some of the initial reviews coming in from the higher education community, lawmakers and other stakeholders about President Obama's ambitious new agenda to combat rising college costs, make college more affordable, and improve value for students and their families.
Posted byon August 23, 2013 at 2:08 PM EDT
Read press coverage of President Obama's ambitious agenda to tackle rising college costs, make college more affordable, and improve value for students and families
Posted byon August 23, 2013 at 1:40 PM EDT
Posted byon August 23, 2013 at 9:09 AM EDT
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Posted byon August 22, 2013 at 3:00 PM EDT
At the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, President Obama outlines his plan to combat the soaring costs of higher education.
Posted byon August 22, 2013 at 1:34 PM EDT
Secretary Duncan will join a virtual conversation with Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy, to talk about the future of education. Ask your questions, and watch the interview.
Posted byon August 21, 2013 at 6:36 PM EDT
During a live Q&A on Twitter Deputy Communications Director Katie Beirne-Fallon and Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council James Kvaal will answer your questions about President Obama's plan to keep the cost of college within reach for middle-class families.