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Active Learning Day in America
The White House | October 25, 2016
“On Active Learning Day, we encourage educators to provide opportunities for each of our Nation’s daughters and sons to engage in active science, technology, engineering, and math learning and discover firsthand the power they have to bring their bold ideas to life. By using active learning techniques in our classrooms and out-of-school spaces, we are not only enabling students to take charge of their education, but also equipping them with the tools they need to solve our biggest problems and chart our country’s course.” – President Barack Obama. Read More.

Honoring top math and science teachers
NSF Discovery | October 5, 2016
This year, the White House honored 213 recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). In September, those awardees traveled to Washington, D.C., where leaders in science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM) congratulated them in person. Read More.

Video: White House Summit on Next Generation High Schools (YouTube)
The White House | September 12, 2016
Video posted by the White House of the kickoff of the 2016 summit on Next Generation High Schools, recognizing commitments from states and school districts to redesign their high schools. Features Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr.

FACT SHEET: White House Announces New Resources at Second Annual Summit on Next Generation High Schools
The White House | September 12, 2016
Key new federal resources to advance Next Generation High Schools. Read More.

Honoring the Nation’s Leading Science and Mathematics Teachers and Announcing Active Learning Day
The White House | September 9, 2016
Today the White House honored the 213 newest recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Yesterday, these teachers, from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. Territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity, received their awards – the Nation’s highest honor for mathematics and science teachers – at a ceremony hosted by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and featuring the President’s Science Advisor, Dr. John Holdren. Read More.

President Obama Honors Outstanding Mathematics and Science Teachers
The White House | August 22, 2016
President Obama today named 213 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Read More.

Call to Action: Incorporating Active STEM Learning Strategies into K-12 and Higher Education
The White House | August 17, 2016
On Wednesday, August 17, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced a nationwide call to action to meet the goals of STEM for All and improve STEM teaching and learning throughout the education system at all grade levels through the use of active learning strategies. Read More