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  • A Southern Stanza

    Natasha Tretheway is a poet being honored by the Library of Congress this September as the Library's 19th poet laureate consultant in poetry.

  • Vice President Discusses College Affordability with College and University Officials

    Ten colleges and universities have committed that they will provide students with key information they need to make smart choices regarding where to go to school and how to pay for their degree

  • My First Job: Andy Katz

    Andy Katz, a sports reporter and analyst, talks about his first job at a sporting goods store.

  • Visiting Boston: Inspiration at Roca Inc.

    Today I was in Boston for an event with Senator John Kerry to highlight the issue of prescription drug and heroin abuse and discuss what we can do to keep our communities healthy and safe.

  • From the Archives: Teacher Appreciation Day

    Jon Favreau, Assistant to the President and Director of Speechwriting, writes about his legendary American history teacher to mark last year's Teacher Appreciation Day.

  • Transforming Education with Universal Design for Learning

    Dr. David Rose, co-founder of CAST, a not-for-profit research and development organization whose mission is to improve education, for all learners, through universal design for learning (UDL), seeks to ease the challenges educators face when trying to adequately teach different types of students and "expand and improve educational opportunities" for all learners.

  • Startup Stories: Fast Forward, With a Few Speed Bumps

    This guest post from the CEO and co-founder of FirstBest Systems looks at how the JOBS Act will open new pathways to capital, from seed to growth stage, allowing new ventures across the country to realize their visions

  • Becoming the Best Possibility for Change

    Chu Huang leads students in the Chinese Immigrant Student Leadership (ChISL) program on a journey toward defining themselves, their roles in their communities and in this world. By inspiring and empowering them to proactively create avenues of change, they are well on the way to becoming the bright leaders of tomorrow.

  • Teaching Good Habits

    A physical education and health teacher at Alice B. Beal Elementary School, Cindy Coughlin has been teaching the merits of exercise and healthy eating for the past 17 years -- teaching her students lessons they can carry with them for a lifetime.

  • Students Present Ideas for Better Buildings

    Students from across the country came to the White House to present their ideas for energy efficient buildings.