Press Releases

Dec 20, 2011 05:13 EST The U.S. Department of Education The U.S. Department of Education today launched the College Net Price Calculator Student Video Challenge in an effort to broaden public awareness of tools on the Department’s website that help parents and students research the cost of a college degree. Net price calculators give families a better sense of how much they would actually pay to attend a particular institution by factoring in which...

Dec 20, 2011 05:11 EST The U.S. Department of Education Senior officials from the Obama Administration announced today that five organizations will receive the first round of Promise Neighborhoods implementation grants, and another 15 organizations will receive a second round of planning grants. Grantees, comprised of nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education and an Indian tribe, will put school improvement at the center of local...

Dec 20, 2011 05:02 EST The White House Location: James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

Dec 20, 2011 05:02 EST The White House AMENDMENTS TO EXECUTIVE ORDERS 12131 AND 13539

Dec 20, 2011 05:01 EST The White House On Monday, December 19, 2011, the President signed into law:

Dec 20, 2011 05:01 EST The White House ADJUSTMENTS OF CERTAIN RATES OF PAY

Dec 20, 2011 05:00 EST The White House The United States National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security can be viewed HERE.

Dec 20, 2011 04:59 EST The White House On behalf of the American people, I wish to express my deep condolences for the tremendous loss of life and devastation caused by recent flooding in the Philippines.  In the spirit of our long history of friendship and cooperation with the Philippines, the United States stands ready to assist the Philippine people and government should humanitarian assistance and recovery efforts be needed.

Dec 20, 2011 04:59 EST The White House “The goal is as simple as it is profound: to empower half the world’s population as equal partners in preventing conflict and building peace in countries threatened and affected by war, violence and insecurity. Achieving this goal is critical to our national and global security.”

Dec 20, 2011 04:58 EST The White House INSTITUTING A NATIONAL ACTION PLAN ON WOMEN, PEACE, AND SECURITY