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  • Passover Haroset Recipes

    Haroset, symbolic of the mortar the Jewish slaves of ancient Egypt used to build the Pharaoh’s cities and store-houses, is probably one of the favorite foods of Passover with recipes passed down in families from generation to generation.


  • Connecting Young African Leaders with the U.S. and One Another

    The Young African Leaders Initiative Network –- or YALI Network –- is a virtual community that connects young African leaders with resources from the U.S. government and to one another.


  • Forging Partnerships, Building Friendships and Serving Veterans...the Washington State Way

    COL (Retired) Mary Forbes graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1983, the U.S. Army War College in 2006, and served on active duty with the U.S. Army and the Washington Army National Guard for over 26 years. As the Assistant Director for Veterans Services for the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, Forbes champions the federal and state initiatives to end veteran homelessness. Her efforts have resulted in communities greatly expanding their capacity to serve homeless veterans and significantly reduced the number of homeless veterans in the state over the last 4 years.


  • Women Leading the Way


  • Hook ‘Em Early: The Importance of STEM Education For Girls

    As a department that develops and relies on the best scientific knowledge available, Interior is uniquely devoted to supporting women and girls interested in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).


  • Wrap Up: President Obama's Second Day in the Netherlands

    President Obama finishes the second and final day of his stay in the Netherlands, the first stop on a five-country trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia.


  • Ambassador Rice Meets with Governors from Nigeria

    National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice welcomed 12 governors and one deputy-governor from Nigeria to the White House to discuss areas of strategic importance to both the United States and Nigeria.


  • Expanding Opportunity through Open Educational Resources

    This week, we are happy to be joining with educators, students, and technologists worldwide to recognize and celebrate Open Education Week. Using advanced technology to dramatically expand the quality and reach of education has long been a key priority for the Obama Administration.


  • President Obama Welcomes top Science and Math Teachers to the White House

    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.


  • Join the Conversation on Big Data and Privacy

    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.


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