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  • Strengthening Health Centers to Strengthen Our Communities


  • STEM Mentoring Initiative Gains Momentum

    At the 2013 White House Science Fair, President Obama announced US2020, a campaign led by a coalition of leading tech companies and education non-profits to encourage companies to mobilize 20 percent of their STEM employees to complete 20 hours of STEM teaching or mentoring per year by the year 2020—with a focus on girls, minorities, and low-income youth. Today, the US2020 Initiative is moving ahead at full speed.


  • Partnering at the Speed of Business: University-Company Partnerships

    One of the goals of President Obama’s innovation strategy is to accelerate the rate at which new inventions that result from federally funded research at the Nation’s universities and national labs move from the lab to the marketplace. Speeding that transition spurs the creation of new industries and jobs while addressing pressing challenges such as the need for clean sources of energy and treatments for debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cancer. Federal agencies have already developed a number of initiatives to increase the economic and societal impact of federally funded research.


  • 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.


  • 1.46 Million Hardworking Americans Can Now Find Peace of Mind in Medicaid

    Thanks to the Affordable Care Act and decisions by 26 Democratic and Republican state elected officials to expand their Medicaid programs, 1.46 million hardworking Americans have applied for and been deemed eligible to enroll in quality, affordable health care.


  • Librarians Sharing New Ideas Across the Globe

    Carolyn Foote is the district and high school librarian at Westlake High School in Eanes Independent School District in Austin, Texas who is fascinated by the intersection of technology and libraries.


  • Teachers Learn from Technology Too

    Todd is a fifth grade teacher at Fields Store Elementary in Waller, Texas. In addition to teaching Todd is one of the National School Board Association’s “20 to Watch”, one of the Center for Digital Education’s “Top 40 Innovators in Education”, a Classroom Champions Educator, a Flipped Classroom Certification Instructor for Sophia.org, part of the Remind101 Teacher Advisory Board, co-founder of “The 3 Tech Ninjas”, co-author of the book “Flipping 2.0”, and author of the children’s book “Spruce & Lucy”.


  • Learning about the Health Insurance Marketplace in Vietnamese

    On November 6, 2013, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) held a Google+ Hangout in Vietnamese to discuss the Health Insurance Marketplace, a whole new way to shop for affordable, quality health coverage.


  • Driving Toward Greater Energy Security

    In October, domestic oil production exceeded crude oil imports in for the first time since 1995, while petroleum net imports were the lowest since February 1991.


  • President Obama Commemorates Veterans Day

    On Veterans Day, the President honored those, past and present, who put on the uniform and put their lives on the line.


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