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  • West Wing Week 02/07/14 or "POTUS Cam!"

    This week, the President urged action on long-term unemployment, hung out on Google+ for his first virtual road trip, announced major private-sector commitments to expand broadband Internet for students, spoke with both House and Senate Democrats, and joined the First Lady for the National Prayer Breakfast. The First Lady helped students get a leg up with filing for financial aid, and the Vice President unveiled Amtrak’s new Cities Sprinter electric locomotive.

  • Fill Out Your FAFSA, Get Help Paying for College

    The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid – is one of the most important things students and families can do in planning for college success.

  • Mentoring Tomorrow’s STEM Innovators

    Last week, marking the close of National Mentoring Month in January, the National Science Foundation hosted a Google+ Hangout that convened past winners Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)—bestowed by the President each year upon extraordinary Americans who are guiding and shaping the next generation of STEM innovators.

  • First Lady Michelle Obama: “I’m First”

    The First Lady shares a special video message in which she talks about being the first in her family to attend college.

  • President Obama Visits a Middle School Classroom – and Borrows a Student’s iPad

    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.

  • #AfAmEdChat to Discuss How the State of the Union Affects African-American Communities

    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.

  • Making Progress on ConnectED

    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.

  • STEM...and the Super Bowl!

    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.

  • West Wing Week 01/31/14 or "West Wing Week Turns 200!"

    Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

  • President Obama Travels the Country to Promote Opportunity for All

    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.