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Posted byon October 15, 2011 at 6:00 AM EDT
The MLK Memorial opened in August, but Hurricane Irene delayed the dedication of the site -- until now. The President will be joined by civil rights and religious leaders and you can watch the entire event here on whitehouse.gov/live.
Posted byon October 14, 2011 at 4:20 PM EDT
Andrea de Avila, a school teacher at St.Edmund School in Oak Park, IL, helped develop the big idea to transform the roof of her school into a green space for everyone to share.
Posted byon October 12, 2011 at 6:30 PM EDT
Today, the Administration released a progress report on President Obama's America’s Great Outdoors Initiative (AGO) that shows on-the-ground results for American communities.
Posted byon October 4, 2011 at 6:58 PM EDT
Laying off qualified teachers undermines our future as a nation
Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon: The American Jobs Act Will Prepare Our Students for the Jobs of TomorrowPosted byon October 4, 2011 at 4:44 PM EDT
Illinois Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon recently concluded a statewide tour of community colleges and saw firsthand how the American Jobs Act would help modernize college facilities and prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow.
Posted byon September 30, 2011 at 4:31 PM EDT
Jonny Cohen, a junior at Highland Park High School in Highland Park, IL shares how he turned his idea to make school buses more environmentally friendly into a reality.
Posted byon September 29, 2011 at 5:15 PM EDT
Northeast Iowa Community College implemented a series of changes to increase its student completion and retention goals and achieved graduation rates 24 percent above the national averages.
Posted byon September 16, 2011 at 6:15 PM EDT
The St. Louis Chapter of AmeriCorps Alums has participates in service events honoring those who were lost in the September 11 attacks, ten years ago.
Posted byon September 9, 2011 at 7:09 PM EDT
More state and local leaders react to the President's American Jobs Act.
Posted byon September 9, 2011 at 10:30 AM EDT
Following the President’s speech where he called on Congress to pass the American Jobs Act, bi-partisan governors, mayors, and state legislators speak out and echo the President’s call to put more people back to work and put more money in the pockets of working Americans.