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December 10, 2014

Head Start Grants, Private Commitments to Boost Early-Childhood Programs

The White House Summit on Early Education included announcements of new federal funding and private donations to support early learning.

December 10, 2014

Eighteen States Win $250 Million in Preschool Development Grants

The announcement of federal funding comes on the day of a White House "summit" on early education that brings together public and private partners.

December 08, 2014

Code.org Kicks Off Computer Science Education Week at White House

Code.org and the National Science Foundation have forged a public-private partnership that will use $20 million in new funding to expand computer science education in U.S. schools.

November 12, 2014

After Criticism, White House Announces Efforts for Girls of Color

Amid criticism that its "My Brother's Keeper" initiative is too narrowly focused on minority boys, the White House released a report summarizing previous efforts aimed at girls and announced a working group to address issues faced by women and girls of color.

October 31, 2014

White House Kitchen Opened to Students for Virtual Healthy Cooking Demo

Thousands of students across the country took a virtual field trip to the White House kitchen for a cooking demonstration and a lesson on healthy eating by White House top chef Sam Kass during a live-streamed, interactive webcast.

October 31, 2014

Obama to Announce Early-Ed. Grant Winners at December Summit

Winners in the $250 million Preschool Development Grants program and recipients of $500 million in Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership awards will be announced at a White House event Dec. 10.

September 30, 2014

Lots of Enthusiasm, But No Federal Dollars for 'My Brother's Keeper'

About 100 cities, counties, and tribal communities have said they are going to take the Obama administration up on its new "My Brother's Keeper" initiative community challenge.

August 13, 2014

Tackling Bullying: Educators, Officials Gather in Washington to Strategize

The fourth annual anti-bullying summit, called "Keeping Kids Safe: Opportunities and Challenges in Bullying Prevention," is taking place today at the U.S. Department of Education.

July 28, 2014

Education Researchers to Advise White House Officials on Better, Cheaper Studies

Researchers meet with White House officials this morning to discuss ways to make high-quality, experimental research less expensive and quicker to turn around to educators in the field.

June 18, 2014

White House Hosts Its First Maker Faire

Today the White House is hosting its first Maker Faire to showcase the efforts of children and adults who build, invent, tinker, engineer, craft, and create.

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