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Posted byon January 17, 2014 at 12:45 PM EDT
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 FieldsPosted byon January 17, 2014 at 10:19 AM EDT
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.
Posted byon January 16, 2014 at 9:50 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon January 16, 2014 at 11:54 AM EDT
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.
Posted byon January 16, 2014 at 11:00 AM EDT
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.
Posted byon January 15, 2014 at 5:45 PM EDT
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 CompletionPosted byon January 15, 2014 at 11:30 AM EDT
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.
Posted byon January 14, 2014 at 12:01 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon January 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM EDT
Weekly Wrap Up: Promise Zones, Extending Emergency Unemployment Insurance, Affordable Care Act, We the Geeks and Strengthening our Nation’s Energy Infrastructure.
Posted byon January 10, 2014 at 4:00 PM EDT
President Obama announced the first five “Promise Zone” locations, an initiative that partners with local communities and businesses to create jobs, expand access to educational opportunities and spur economic mobility and security.