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Expanding Opportunity Works

Mon, 2015-05-04 11:28

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on The Huffington Post.
Today, I will join President Obama as he travels to Lehman College in the Bronx, NY to speak about the importance of expanding opportunity and to applaud a new private-sector entity -- the My Brother's Keeper Alliance.

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Celebrate National Small Business Week with Us; Live-stream, In-Person and Online Using #DreamSmallBiz

Mon, 2015-05-04 00:00

There is no denying the positive influence small businesses have on our nation’s economy. During National Small Business Week we honor their hard work and contributions to our communities. We are...

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National Small Business Week Begins Today

Mon, 2015-05-04 00:00

Every year since 1963, the President has signed a proclamation declaring National Small Business Week.  Today, at the...

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Weekly Address: Ensuring Every Child Gets a Great Education

Sat, 2015-05-02 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library in Washington, D.C., April 30, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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From Sherlock Holmes to The War of the Worlds: 13 E-Books Students Can Read For Free

Fri, 2015-05-01 16:00

President Obama joined students at Anacostia Neighborhood  Library in Southeast Washington, D.C. yesterday to announce a plan to give low-income children access to 10,000 e-books. As a part of Discovery Education’s “Of the People" webinar series, students asked the President questions about his favorite books, how books have influenced his life, and the importance of technology in classrooms and libraries.

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Week In Review: A State Dinner, An Anger Translator, and Books for Millions More Kids

Fri, 2015-05-01 13:30

From a humorous night at the White House Correspondence Dinner to a beautiful arrival ceremony and state dinner for the Prime Minister and First Lady of Japan, this was a busy week at the White House. President Obama attended his sixth White House Correspondents’ Dinner, hosted the Prime Minister and First Lady of Japan, welcomed the newly sworn in Attorney General, delivered remarks about the recent protests in Baltimore, and announced a new partnership to expand access to free books for American students.
In case you missed it, here are a couple highlights from the week.

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Steps Since SOTU: Progress Safeguarding Student Data

Fri, 2015-05-01 11:44

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In his 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama outlined his plan to make sure that new educational data remains safe. Urging action, the President said that Congress needed to pass legislation that better meets the growing threat of cyber attacks and identity theft. While speaking at the Federal Trade Commission in January, the President discussed protecting both parents and children from cyber threats.

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West Wing Week: 05/01/2015 or, “I Think That Works!”

Fri, 2015-05-01 11:11

This week, the President hosted the Japanese Prime Minister, joked around at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, sat down for an interview with the Wall Street Journal, visited the Lincoln Memorial, took a walk with the 2015 National Teacher of the Year, and participated in a “virtual field trip.” That’s April 24 to April 30 or, “I Think That Works!”

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On College Signing Day, First Lady Michelle Obama Asks Students to Reach Higher

Fri, 2015-05-01 09:37

Each year, the nation rallies behind promising athletes as they decide where they will take their prodigious talents. Families gather around the TV to watch the draft, commentators speculate on this prospect or the other and where they’ll play college football the next year, and fans daydream about what will become of their teams.
First Lady Michelle Obama believes that every student who has worked hard to achieve the monumental milestone of going to college should receive that same enthusiastic support, and that our country should celebrate college going with the same fervor.

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Harry Potter, Math Whiz, and Pencils: 3 Things You Didn’t Know About a Young President Obama

Thu, 2015-04-30 19:02

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"The most powerful engine for learning is between your ears." – President Obama 

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