Deadline for the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge is March 11

Cross-posted from the White House blog.

The Race to the Top Commencement Challenge is back and we’re asking public high school students from across the country to tell us about ways their school is preparing them for college and a career. In return, we’ll make sure one high school has a graduation they’ll never forget – including a commencement address by President Obama himself.

President Obama and our Administration believe education is key to winning the future. In order to ensure our long-term economic success, we need to focus on out-educating and out-competing the world. That means helping to prepare students today for the jobs of tomorrow. It means equipping students with the skills they’ll need to succeed in the 21st Century economy – encouraging them to be creative, to solve problems, to work together to design solutions to important problems.

The Race to the Top Commencement Challenge is just one of the many ways we’re encouraging young people to actively engage in their educational success. Last year, over 1000 schools applied. This year, we hope to continue encouraging applications from students from across the country. The deadline has been extended to Friday, March 11 to ensure that all interested schools have the chance to apply. Applications are available at WhiteHouse.gov/Commencement.

Apply today and don’t miss this opportunity to have an unforgettable high school commencement.

Melody Barnes
Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council

2 Comments

  1. Mrs. Director of the Domestic Policy Council

    Melody Barnes

    Being a Brazilian national with no knowledge of reading the messages I get in your language, I use the Google translator and my communication to misspelled. The content of his message, inviting the speech of its President Mrs. Obama, in regard to children’s education projects understand that the content is indicative qualified to reach the expected goals. We know that we do not reach a satisfactory model of culture due to my country if I may dare to comment and added that the foundation of the family that this child should actively participate in this program. As for the orphan work should be to integrate the family of grandparents, etc. .. With apologies, I comment on a model that survives succinctly with scarce resources and volunteer work: for low-income families whose double and / or caretaker, before commencing their work activities, should have, should have a place to get help and let the child during the hours of work that the person responsible at the end of the day, take the child to pass this night in your home, returning the next day. Procedure identical to the parents and / or responsible unemployed. This is the model of a particular unit of child care and old age (children and elderly) that we call home for Ibirajara, located at Estrada do Outeiro St. No. 1491 – Taquara – Rio de Janeiro).
    Madam Director, should read e-mail, consider a recorded call to action through its Embassy in Rio de Janeiro and of course after a careful evaluation of straightness and flatness of the trials with the relief efforts to the possibility of sponsoring this unit with a small monthly amount to help with expenses classified and recorded by the accounting and fleshing out the possibility of meeting a greater number of families.

    Cordially

    Sergio Roberto de Mattos

    City of Rio de Janeiro/RJ-BR

  2. Forgive me, but I believe that one of Mrs. receive emails

    You See President Obama’s Education Speech ?

    Sra. Diretora do Conselho de Politica Domestica

    Melody Barnes

    Sendo de nacionalidade brasileira sem conhecimento para ler as mensagens que recebo em seu Idioma, faço uso do tradutor da Google bem como para minha comunicação grafada. O conteúdo de sua mensagem, convidando a ouvir o discurso de seu Presidente Mrs. Obama, no que tange a projetos de educação da criança entendo que o conteúdo é indicativo qualificado para alcance dos objetivos esperados. Sabemos que não temos um Modelo de alcance satisfatório devido a Cultura de meu País. Se me permite a ousadia de comentar e acrescentar que a base da criança esta na família que deve participar ativamente desse programa. Quanto aos órfãos trabalhos devem ser de integração a família de avos etc.. Com desculpas, comento suscintamente um modelo que sobrevive com parcos recursos e trabalho voluntário: para as famílias de baixa renda cujo casal e/ou o responsável pela criança, antes de iniciarem sua atividades laborativas, caso as tenha, deve ter um lugar para receber ajuda e deixar a criança durante o horário do trabalho do responsável que ao final do dia, retire a criança para que esta passe a noite em seu lar, retornando no dia seguinte. Procedimento idêntico para os pais e/ou responsável desempregado. Este é o modelo de uma unidade particular de assistência à infância e a velhice (criança e idoso) que denominamos Lar de Ibirajara, situada na Estrada do Outeiro Santo nº 1491 – Taquara – Rio de Janeiro).

    Senhora Diretora, caso leia e-mail, considere registrado um pedido de atenção através sua Embaixada no Rio de Janeiro e logicamente após uma criteriosa avaliação da retidão e lisura como são realizados os trabalhos de assistência à possibilidade de apadrinhar esta unidade com pequena quantia mensal para ajudar nas despesas classificadas e registradas pela Contabilidade e consubstanciar a possibilidade de atender maior numero de famílias.

    Cordialmente

    Sergio Roberto de Msttos

    Cidade: Rio de janeiro/RJ-BR.

    Mrs. Director of the Domestic Policy Council

    Melody Barnes

    Being a Brazilian national with no knowledge of reading the messages I get in your language, I use the Google translator and my communication to misspelled. The content of his message, inviting the speech of its President Mrs. Obama, in regard to children’s education projects understand that the content is indicative qualified to reach the expected goals. We know that we do not reach a satisfactory model of culture due to my country if I may dare to comment and added that the foundation of the family that this child should actively participate in this program. As for the orphan work should be to integrate the family of grandparents, etc. .. With apologies, I comment on a model that survives succinctly with scarce resources and volunteer work: for low-income families whose double and / or caretaker, before commencing their work activities, should have, should have a place to get help and let the child during the hours of work that the person responsible at the end of the day, take the child to pass this night in your home, returning the next day. Procedure identical to the parents and / or responsible unemployed. This is the model of a particular unit of child care and old age (children and elderly) that we call home for Ibirajara, located at Estrada do Outeiro St. No. 1491 – Taquara – Rio de Janeiro).
    Madam Director, should read e-mail, consider a recorded call to action through its Embassy in Rio de Janeiro and of course after a careful evaluation of straightness and flatness of the trials with the relief efforts to the possibility of sponsoring this unit with a small monthly amount to help with expenses classified and recorded by the accounting and fleshing out the possibility of meeting a greater number of families.

    Cordially

    Sergio Roberto de Mattos

    City of Rio de Janeiro/RJ-BR

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