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Posted byon February 24, 2014 at 5:06 PM EDT
Today marks an important milestone for Detroit city government’s technological revitalization: it is the first day on the job for the City of Detroit’s first-ever cabinet-level Chief Information Officer, Beth Niblock. Beth, an accomplished and innovative leader, was a member of our municipal Tech Team. She brings to Detroit a wealth of valuable experience through the incredible work she did over the past decade in the same position for the City of Louisville, Kentucky.
Posted byon February 5, 2014 at 7:12 PM EDT
Carter Woodson spent his career promoting the importance of black history as part of the American story.
Posted byon January 27, 2014 at 7:00 AM EDT
Find out who was invited to join First Lady Michelle Obama at the 2014 State of the Union.
Posted byon January 24, 2014 at 7:47 PM EDT
The USDA's StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity initiative, which helped to inform President Obama's recently-announced Promise Zones, is rallying available tools and technical assistance and targeting these resources to the areas where they are needed most.
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.
Posted byon January 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM EDT
By working with local communities and businesses to create jobs, increase economic security, expand educational opportunities, increase access to quality, affordable housing and improve public safe, Promise Zones will help build on the Obama Administration’s commitment to create better futures for the middle class and those striving to reach the middle class.
Posted byon December 17, 2013 at 7:15 PM EDT
The Department of Education announces the second round of grantees in the Race to the Top-District (RTT-D) competition.
Posted byon December 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM EDT
A new report argues that allowing Emergency Unemployment Compensation to expire would be harmful to millions of workers and their families, counterproductive to the economic recovery, and unprecedented in the context of previous extensions to earlier unemployment insurance programs.
Posted byon November 20, 2013 at 6:36 PM EDT
Recipients of the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom included sports champions and scientists, musicians and civil rights leaders, activists and journalists, media moguls and public servants.