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Posted byon October 10, 2014 at 2:32 PM EDT
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 EconomyPosted byon October 10, 2014 at 9:52 AM EDT
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.
Posted byon October 9, 2014 at 5:00 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon October 9, 2014 at 2:18 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon October 9, 2014 at 9:13 AM EDT
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.
Posted byon October 8, 2014 at 5:50 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon October 6, 2014 at 10:47 AM EDT
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.
Posted byon October 3, 2014 at 8:25 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon October 3, 2014 at 11:36 AM EDT
The President and his Cabinet are commemorating National Manufacturing day by visiting manufacturers and innovators all across the country. Follow along here.
Posted byon October 1, 2014 at 6:58 PM EDT
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.