September 2011

  • September 22, 2011
    I want to thank you for being here today. Over the past year, all of us in the Obama administration have been joining forces to address and reduce bullying. I believe we've made real progress – but I know that we have a long way to go. In The Bullycide Project, you saw just how important...
  • September 20, 2011
    It is great to have the opportunity to talk with the HBCU family once again. It's been almost three years since the President offered me this job. It has been a wonderful opportunity, one of the best jobs in the world. But apart from wanting to serve the President and our country, I took this...
  • September 16, 2011
    Thank you so much Josneil. You have an inspiring story to tell. Your experience demonstrates the power of technology-- especially when coupled with caring and supporting adults. We know all students can be successful when given the right tools, resources, and opportunities. By enriching your...
  • September 15, 2011
    I'm excited to be here to celebrate the launch of the 2011 competition, and its potential to propel a quantum leap forward in education reform. We're on the verge of harnessing education's power to unleash the full measure of human potential. I want to commend the MacArthur Foundation's...
  • September 9, 2011
    For the past week I've been on a bus tour of the Great Lakes Region. Everywhere I've gone, I've talked about the urgent need to elevate education to build a better workforce and an expanding economy. And yet everywhere I've gone, I've heard a tale of two cities. I've been inspired by meeting...
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  • September 2, 2011
    Mitakuyepi. This is a great day. It's a time to reflect on your wonderful accomplishments and look forward to your future and the future of our nation. It's a chance to honor those who have supported you and nurtured you – and to think about how you can serve your community, your...