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Posted byon October 20, 2014 at 9:23 AM EDT
Last week, the President held a town hall meeting at a collaborative work space in Los Angeles to discuss a wide range of issues of core importance to entrepreneurs, especially entrepreneurs from the millenial generation.
Leveling the Playing Field for All Children: Federal, State, and Local Efforts to Bridge the Word GapPosted byon October 16, 2014 at 8:49 AM EDT
Research shows that during the first few years of life, a poor child hears roughly 30 million fewer total words than his or her more affluent peers. This is known as the “word gap,” and it can lead to disparities not just in vocabulary size, but also in school readiness, long-term educational and health outcomes, earnings, and family stability, even decades later.
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 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.
Posted byon September 15, 2014 at 5:18 PM EDT
Phil Amtower is being honored as a Individual and Community Preparedness Champion of Change.
Posted byon July 15, 2014 at 7:20 PM EDT
State and local officials understand that passing a long-term infrastructure bill is not only the right thing to do for the country, it’s just common sense.
Posted byon July 2, 2014 at 12:44 PM EDT
A new Council of Economic Advisers report shows the effects of state decisions regarding Medicaid expansion on access to care, financial security, overall health and well-being of residents, and state economies. Here's a small sample of the coverage the report has received across the country.
Posted byon June 25, 2014 at 7:40 PM EDT
During the first years of life, a poor child hears roughly 30 million fewer total words than her more affluent peers. Children who experience this drought in heard words have vocabularies that are half the size of their peers by age 3, putting them at a disadvantage before they even step foot in a classroom.
Posted byon June 23, 2014 at 5:55 PM EDT
Estudiar en el extranjero en el hemisferio occidental: “La Fuerza de 100,000 en las Américas” lanza la cuarta ronda de la convocatoria de becas para la fortalecer capacidadPosted byon June 18, 2014 at 4:05 PM EDT