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  • New Data Sheds Light on Need to Expand Opportunities for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Young Men and Boys

    On March 21, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released the results of its 2011-2012 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC).


  • Using STEM to Grow Strong Children

    Dr. Reagan Flowers is the founder of C-STEM, the nation’s first integrated STEM enrichment program for Pre K through 12th grade that focuses on implementing integrated STEM best practices into classrooms internationally. The organization has impacted more than 100,000 students and has received numerous awards for its groundbreaking work.


  • Turning Children Into Agents of Change

    Kimberly A. Scott, Ed.D. is an Associate Professor in the Women and Gender Studies Department at Arizona State University and Executive Director of CompuGirls. CompuGirls was founded in 2007 as a technology program for adolescent girls from underserved school districts that offers participants opportunities to work with cutting edge digital media to encourage computational thinking, affect positive change in their communities, enhance techno-social analytical skills and provide a dynamic and fun learning environment that nurtures self-esteem. She is also co-leading the national STEM initiative STEM For All.


  • Vice President Biden Speaks at America’s Central Port on the Fifth Anniversary of the Recovery Act

    At America’s Central Port in Granite City, Illinois, the Vice President outlined how Recovery Act grants at the port and across the country have modernized the way we do business, created good-paying middle-class jobs, and strengthened our global economic competitiveness.


  • New Transit Projects Connect Communities to Opportunities

    In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama said that, "The best measure of opportunity is access to a good job," and at the Department of Transportation, we couldn't agree more strongly.


  • Protecting Religious Freedom

    Today is Religious Freedom Day, marking the anniversary of the passage of Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, which ultimately provided the inspiration and framework of the First Amendment’s religion clauses.


  • Enabling the Future of Learning

    The Department of Education announces the second round of grantees in the Race to the Top-District (RTT-D) competition.


  • A Farm Bill Will Grow Our Economy While Protecting the Environment

    The White House Rural Council recently released a report on the economic importance of passing a comprehensive Food, Farm, and Jobs Bill. The report outlined the importance of the Farm Bill to our nation and the many ways that the legislation affects and benefits Americans every day.


  • New Report: The Economic Benefits of Extending Unemployment Insurance

    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.


  • Energy Storage Technology is Critical for Developing Secure, Dependable Renewable Power

    Adam Cote is CEO and Co-Founder of Thermal Energy Storage of Maine and currently deployed as a Company Commander in the Maine Army National Guard 133rd Engineering Battalion’s Task Force Black Bear in Afghanistan.


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