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Let’s Make Our Testing Smarter, from President Barack Obama

Let’s Make Our Testing Smarter, from President Barack Obama

At the request of the White House, we would like to share this blog post from President Barack Obama. An Open Letter to America’s Parents and Teachers: Let’s Make Our Testing Smarter Here’s a simple question: If your kids had more free time at school, what would you want them to do with it? If


The White House Astronomy Night

October 19 | 7:00 PM ET The 2015 White House Astronomy Night is a celebration of science, technology, and space. Students, teachers, scientists, engineers, astronauts, and others will spend the evening stargazing, learning about some of the newest astronomical discoveries, and checking out the cutting-edge technologies that enable us to explore and live in space. 

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White House Science Fair Field Trip

Take your students to the White House on May 27th.  At 1:00 pm ET, you can virtually transport your students to the 4th Annual White House Science Fair. Hear from a student scientist, a mentor and the head of the Siemens Foundation, a White House STEM official, as well as Eric Schwarz, CEO of US2020,


Learn More About ConnectED!

While this may be old news for many, you might be interested to learn more about the White House’s latest proposal to support ConnectED, the digital transition taking place in classrooms across the country. Through this initiative, President Obama sets a country-wide goal of connecting 99% of classrooms with broadband and high-speed Internet access over


Fun Fact Friday: Flipping the White House

Did you know that when a U.S. President is sworn into office at noon on Inauguration Day, a hand-picked and highly trained team is tasked with transitioning the old administration out and moving the new administration in, all in less than six hours? Only White House staffers are allowed to touch a president’s belongings, and


Live from the White House – A Discussion on Osama bin Laden

Steve Dembo from DE streaming live Discovery Education and Ben Rhodes, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor aired live Thursday, May 5, 2011, from the White House to host a discussion on Osama bin Laden. Discovery’s man at the White House was none other than Steve Dembo, streaming on discoveryedu‘s livestream