Tags Barack Obama

Obama praises students' STEM projects at White House Science Fair

by Yizhu Wang • 4 years ago

More than 130 students across the country brought their inventions and ideas to the White House today for the 6th annual science fair.

Obama to announce $250M in free e-books for low-income kids

by Corinne Lestch • 5 years ago

As part of his ConnectED initiative, which aims to get high-speed broadband in schools, Obama is expected to announce access to e-books for millions of kids.

P-Tech schools, developed by IBM, to grow in Rhode Island

by Corinne Lestch • 5 years ago

The popular Pathways in Technology Early College High School, which started in New York City, will grow to other states including Rhode Island.

Obama announces creation of Broadband Opportunity Council

by Corinne Lestch • 5 years ago

The council, composed of more than 25 federal agencies, will report back to Obama within 150 days with recommendations and budget proposals, Obama announced Monday.

EdTech gurus talk about ConnectED at SXSWedu

by Corinne Lestch • 5 years ago

Richard Culatta, director of the Office of Educational Technology for Obama, will speak about the ConnectED and Future Ready initiatives.

Obama finds bipartisan backing for student data privacy pitch

by Corinne Lestch • 5 years ago

The new bill drafted by Reps. Luke Messer, R-Ind., and Jared Polis, D-Colo., will be presented in the next couple of weeks, according to officials.

Focus on early education, STEM programs in Obama's budget

by Corinne Lestch • 5 years ago

Obama proposed 50 million grants for states to expand their universal pre-kindergarten programs, and another 25 million for schools to incorporate more STEM programs.

Privacy experts laud Obama’s bid to safeguard student data

by Corinne Lestch • 6 years ago

Obama’s consumer protection proposal included a measure to protect personal student data so technology companies can’t advertise products to kids.