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President Obama Signs the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act

Thu, 2014-11-20 13:03

President Barack Obama signs S. 1086, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, during a signing ceremony in the Oval Office, Nov. 19, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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More than 1,200 School Superintendents Take the Future Ready District Pledge

Wed, 2014-11-19 16:05

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Earlier today, speaking to more than 100 school superintendents in the East Room of the White House, President Obama launched a new effort to assist school leaders in their transition to digital learning with the Future Ready Digital Pledge.

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Tune In: The President Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform

Wed, 2014-11-19 13:00

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on immigration reform at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, NV.

January 29, 2013.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Electric Vehicles Help Drive Climate Action

Wed, 2014-11-19 11:41

Yesterday at the White House, Energy Secretary Ernie Moniz and I got to see American innovation in action, as Pacific Gas & Electric demonstrated their new plug-in hybrid bucket truck — a utility vehicle with emissions nearly 80% lower than a conventional truck.
Not only does PG&E’s plug-in hybrid utility vehicle run cleaner, it provides up to 120 kW of exportable power — meaning that the trucks can actually be used to shorten or end power outages by plugging their reserves into the grid.

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Empowering Today’s Economy by Training Tomorrow’s Workforce

Wed, 2014-11-19 11:26

Ed. Note: This is a cross post from ED's Homeroom Blog. You can find the original post here.

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This Day in History: Seven Score and 11 Years Ago...

Wed, 2014-11-19 10:19

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President Obama Holds a Meeting on Ebola, Discusses Attacks in Jerusalem

Tue, 2014-11-18 19:48

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This morning, President Obama met with his national security and public health teams at the White House to discuss the latest news about Ebola and our ongoing response in West Africa.
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It's On Us: Raising Awareness to Prevent Sexual Assault with Snapchat

Tue, 2014-11-18 18:31

On Monday, the It's On Us campaign kicked off its first-ever National Week of Action, an effort to mobilize students to take action to prevent sexual assault. This week, colleges and universities will host more than 130 events and over 40 schools have created their own It's On Us PSAs, including GW, MIT, Northwestern and UCLA.

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What They're Saying: 21 New Companies Take the SupplierPay Pledge

Tue, 2014-11-18 10:51

Small businesses are the engine of economic growth in America. Their strength is vital to creating new jobs and hiring more workers across our country. That is why President Obama launched the SupplierPay initiative, a new partnership with the private sector to support the health and vitality of small businesses by increasing their working capital.

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Secretary Pritzker Marks One-Year Anniversary of “Open for Business Agenda” Launch

Mon, 2014-11-17 17:50

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker
participated in an armchair discussion with 1776 cofounder Evan Burfield to
discuss the U.S. economy, entrepreneurship, and the one-year anniversary of the
Commerce Department’s “Open for Business Agenda.” Located in Washington, DC,
1776 serves as a global hub that connects startups tackling challenges in
education, energy, health care, government and other industries with the
resources they need to excel. 

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