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Posted byon March 6, 2014 at 1:29 PM EST
For 101 of the Nation’s top science and math teachers, Monday was not your typical snow day. While DC-area students spent the day at home, the winners of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) trekked through the slushy streets of Washington to spend time with President Obama at the White House.
Posted byon March 6, 2014 at 11:25 AM EST
On March 3, the White House Office of Science and Technology policy (OSTP) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) co-hosted a thought-provoking conference about the state of the art in big-data analytics and privacy technologies. The conference attracted some of the top technologists working on leading-edge big data projects in a range of important areas, including healthcare, genomics, education, and transportation, as well as privacy-enhancing technologies.
President Obama, Secretary Kerry and Secretary Lew Underscore and Reaffirm the Strength of the U.S.-Israel RelationshipPosted byon March 6, 2014 at 9:50 AM EST
The beginning of March provided several important opportunities for President Obama and senior administration officials to underscore that unshakeable bond between the United States and Israel.
Posted byon March 4, 2014 at 2:02 PM EST
President Obama's 2015 budget provides a “roadmap” for the agenda he laid out in his State of the Union address to restore opportunity for all Americans.
Posted byon February 19, 2014 at 2:43 PM EST
In an upcoming "Of the People" webinar, Secretary Arne Duncan will explore the digital transition firsthand and answer questions from a student about how the Department of Education supports classrooms around the country and why education is the foundation of our country's future success
Posted byon February 7, 2014 at 5:48 PM EST
A panel discussion showcases federal place-based programs that are helping to expand opportunity and lift communities out of poverty, mainly through Administration initiatives such as Promise Zones, Choice Neighborhoods, Promise Neighborhoods, and StrikeForce.
Posted byon February 7, 2014 at 2:30 PM EST
This week, the President urged action on long-term unemployment, hung out on Google+ for his first virtual road trip, announced major private-sector commitments to expand broadband Internet for students, spoke with both House and Senate Democrats, and joined the First Lady for the National Prayer Breakfast. The First Lady helped students get a leg up with filing for financial aid, and the Vice President unveiled Amtrak’s new Cities Sprinter electric locomotive.
Posted byon February 6, 2014 at 4:58 PM EST
At the United Auto Workers annual Community Action Program (CAP) Conference, the Vice President highlighted the contributions and sacrifices made by labor that led to the success of the auto industry recovery.
Moving Forward to Protect Native American Women: Justice Department Announces VAWA 2013 Pilot Project for TribesPosted byon February 6, 2014 at 12:38 PM EST
In 2013, President Obama signed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), recognizing a tribe’s inherent right to protect women previously left vulnerable by gaps in the law. Three American Indian tribes will participate in the Department of Justice’s Pilot Project to implement the new law.
Posted byon February 6, 2014 at 12:08 PM EST
During his remarks at this year's National Prayer Breakfast, the President focused on the importance of freedom of religion -– not only in America, but also around the world.