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  • This Day in History: The Creation of Head Start

    Fifty years ago today, President Johnson created Head Start -- a lifeline for millions of kids from low-income families.


  • Driving Innovation in STEM Education

    The Department of Education's new $60 million First in the World grant competition is driving innovation in higher education. This includes active learning approaches, which have been shown to increase learning and improve student persistence in STEM subjects.


  • Weekly Address: Creating Opportunity for All

    In this week’s address, the President highlighted the importance of expanding opportunity for all Americans -- a principle that has guided his work throughout the past six years.


  • West Wing Week: 05/15/2015 or, “The 50th State!”

    Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.


  • Kids Serve, Too

    As we honor our service members and veterans during Military Appreciation Month this May, it’s important to remember that kids serve, too. Joining Forces, led by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, with support from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), is celebrating the work of organizations like the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), which is expanding support to military-connected students.


  • Kids Serve, Too

    As we honor our service members and veterans during Military Appreciation Month this May, it’s important to remember that kids serve, too. Joining Forces, led by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, with support from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), is celebrating the work of organizations like the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), which is expanding support to military-connected students.


  • What You Told Us: Community College Changes Lives

    We asked you to share your thoughts on the President's proposal to make two years of community college free for responsible students across America. Here are a few of the inspirational stories that we received.


  • Ensuring Students have Equal Access to STEM Courses

    One priority of this Administration is to make sure we are doing everything we can broaden participation in STEM. That's why last month, Catherine E. Lhamon, the U.S. Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, released a guidance package that reminds school districts, colleges, and universities of their obligation to designate an employee to coordinate their compliance with Title IX, the Federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education.


  • West Wing Week: 05/08/2015 or, “Viva Los Estados Unidos!”

    Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.


  • "This Is My Heart Because You Haven't Visited South Dakota"

    Eleven-year-old Rebecca has been waiting and waiting for President Obama to visit her home state for the last six years. Tomorrow, her wish will be answered.


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