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Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 04/22/2013

Obama hosts young inventors at 2013 White House Science Fair

Some 100 students from more than 40 states are attending the 2013 White House Science Fair, which began today with President Obama hosting the initiative designed to stress the importance of the STEM subjects.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:28 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A Link To Watch It, STEM subjects, Stresses STEM Subjects, White House Science Fair, You Can Watch It

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 02/19/2013

What's wrong with this tweet about black history from D.C. state education agency?

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education, the state education agency of the District of Columbia, tweeted about Booker T. Washington. Here's why it is wrong.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:46 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  African Americans in White House, Black History Month, Booker T. Washington, From D.C.'s State Ed Agency

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 10/26/2010

In STEM era, humanities get new attention

Given all the attention STEM-related subjects get, you could be forgiven for thinking that math, science, technology and engineering are the only things college students can take. In this STEM era, the humanities are getting new attention at colleges and universities.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:49 AM ET, 10/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Curriculum, Curriculum | Tags:  STEM, brandeis university, engineering degrees, humanities, iran, mandel center, math education, new york times editorial, president obama, science fair, social sciences, south korea, stem education, the humanities, university of connecticut, university of pittsburgh, white house

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 10/11/2010

Obama, the 'Superman' movie flack?

President Obama is welcoming to the White House the five young students who star in "Waiting for Superman." Thank you, Mr. President, for drawing more attention to the tendentious movie. The $2 million given by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to promote the movie apparently wasn't enough.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:48 PM ET, 10/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Charter schools, Charter schools | Tags:  davis guggenheim, kids and obama, matt lauer, obama, obama and sidwell, obama daughters, president obama, sidwell friends school, students go to white house, superman film, superman kids, superman kids at white house, superman movie, waiting for superman, white house

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 10/05/2010

Jill Biden, Obama host summit on community colleges

Jill Biden, a longtime community college instructor who happens to be the country's Second Lady, hosts the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges today.

By Valerie Strauss  |  08:45 AM ET, 10/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Community Colleges | Tags:  community college summit, community colleges, dropout rates, graduation rates, jill biden, obama, president obama, white house summit

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 12/02/2009

A teachable moment for and about the Secret Service

I’m feeling a little sorry for the Secret Service. Every second of every day its agents put their lives on the line to protect our federal officials and, out of nowhere, up comes a super tall super thin super blonde woman to a White House state dinner and is allowed in by Secret Service agents even though she and her husband aren’t on the official guest list. Scandal ensues. Michaele and Tareq Salahi become household names (actually I had to look them up; I know them only as “the gatecrashers”). The reputation of the Secret Service is sullied.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:31 AM ET, 12/02/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  White House gatecrashers