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  • Local Leaders Make 2014 Their "Year of Action" for Raising the Wage

    Since the President called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage, 13 states and the District of Columbia raised the minimum wage for working Americans. Cities and counties throughout the country have also made tremendous progress in using their authorities to make sure workers, contractors, and residents can better clothe, feed, and shelter their families.


  • First Lady’s Fashion Workshop Highlights Growing Role of Makers and New Technologies in the Creative Economy

    On Wednesday, October 8, First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a Fashion and Education Workshop at the White House with 150 high school and college students.


  • Big Data a Big Deal for First Recipients of Biomedical Big Data Grants

    In March 2012, the Obama Administration launched the Big Data Research and Development Initiative. To catalyze new biomedical Big Data research, the Obama Administration and the National Institutes of Health launched the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative in April 2013. Today, NIH awarded a total of $32 million in new BD2K grants.


  • Promoting Innovation and Protecting Privacy in the Classroom

    Big data technologies have the potential to transform teaching, learning, and education. However, development and deployment of these technologies must carefully consider student privacy. The Department of Education, the Federal Trade Commission, and other Federal departments and agencies are working with non-governmental partners to ensure that personalized, digital learning does not come at the expense of individual protections.


  • The BRAIN Initiative and Grand Challenge Scholars

    On September 30, OSTP hosted the White House BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Conference. The event was held to highlight recent progress and next steps on the President's BRAIN Initiative. Conference participants included representatives from academia, philanthropic foundations, companies, and several students from the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars Program. OSTP sat down with two of the Scholars to hear about their experiences at the conference.


  • Five U.S. Airports Are Enacting New Screening Measures to Protect Against Ebola

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announce that five U.S. airports will begin enhanced Ebola screening for all people coming from Ebola-affected countries.


  • The White House Education Game Jam

    At the first-ever White House Game Jam in September, more than 100 game developers plus 35 teachers, learning researchers, and students gathered together to develop compelling educational software to help teach complex school subjects.


  • Weekly Wrap Up: September 29 - October 3

    This week, President Obama talked about a new foundation for a 21st century economy and welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House; Vice President Biden and Secretary of Labor Tom Perez announced the fourth round of TAACCCT grants; and the economy saw its 55th straight month of private-sector job gains.


  • Follow Along: The Cabinet Visits Manufacturers Across the Country

    The President and his Cabinet are commemorating National Manufacturing day by visiting manufacturers and innovators all across the country. Follow along here.


  • You Told Us: Here's What Raising the Wage Means to You

    Tens of thousands of people shared what raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 would mean to them personally, or to their communities. Read some of those stories on our interactive map here.


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