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Posted byon March 15, 2013 at 11:27 AM EDT
This week, school leaders, researchers, entrepreneurs, and leading educational thinkers gathered in New York City to share innovative ideas about how technology can improve education. The gathering is being led by the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools—a national center created by Congress and launched at the White House in 2011 to advance technologies to transform teaching and learning.
Posted byon March 14, 2013 at 12:56 PM EDT
The Administration has made it a priority for Federal agencies to dispose of unneeded properties and make more efficient use of the Government’s real estate assets. As the next step in this effort, today, OMB is issuing guidance to direct agencies to implement a “Freeze the Footprint” policy for Federal real estate.
Posted byon March 12, 2013 at 6:21 PM EDT
The Administration provided the first-ever quarterly progress update on the government’s 14 Cross-Agency Priority Goals and 103 Agency Priority Goals.
Posted byon March 12, 2013 at 6:00 PM EDT
On Monday during Sunshine Week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the launch of open.ny.gov, a new data transparency website that features valuable information about New York State economic development, recreation, and public services. The announcement is an important contribution to the growing “all hands on deck” effort to make government data accessible as fuel for innovation and economic growth.
Posted byon March 12, 2013 at 2:35 PM EDT
To mark Sunshine Week, the White House is highlighting initiative a day which demonstrates the Obama Administration’s continued commitment to open and accessible government -- today we focus on data transparency and the effort to make government data accessible for economic growth.
Posted byon March 1, 2013 at 4:53 PM EDT
Updates on the events for Black History Month from guest chefs, Champions of Change, and the Rosa Parks Statue.
Posted byon February 28, 2013 at 4:30 PM EDT
First Lady Michelle Obama explains how American businesses are stepping up to invest in building a healthier future for our kids.
Posted byon February 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM EDT
Esther Bush discusses the importance of public education and her efforts to improve education for all children.
Posted byon February 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM EDT
Meet Presidential Innovation Fellow (PIF) Henry Wei. Henry is a self described "geek" and certified medical doctor who is trained in sleep and circadian neuroscience and wields skills in medical informatics. Wei's stint as PIF was based at the Department of Veterans Affairs, where he worked on the Blue Button for America project.
Posted byon February 26, 2013 at 10:07 AM EDT
Five of America's largest media companies have identified thousands of recipes that meet USDA's MyPlate guidance, making it easier for home cooks to prepare healthy, delicious meals for their families.