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Jan 6 - Pres. Obama to Honor Excellence in STEM

Elana Leoni Director of Social Media Strategy and Marketing @Edutopia, edcamp organizer

President Obama to Honor Teachers and Mentors, Announce Key Partnerships in "Educate to Innovate" Campaign

Washington — On Wednesday January 6, at his second "Educate to Innovate" Campaign event for excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) education, President Obama will honor educators from across the country for awards received for excellence in mathematics and science teaching and mentoring. The President will also announce key new partnerships in his campaign to help reach the Administration's goal of moving American students from the middle to the top of the pack in science and math achievement over the next decade. In November, President Obama announced a series of high-powered partnerships involving leading companies, foundations, non-profit organizations, and science and engineering societies dedicated to motivating and inspiring young people across America to excel in science and math. For more information on the President's Educate to Innovate Campaign, click here.

The event will be webcast at www.whitehouse.gov/live and is open press. Interested reporters who are in Washington and who do not have a White House hard pass should email media_affairs@who.eop.gov with their full name, date of birth, Social Security number, and country of citizenship by 4 p.m. Tuesday January 5. Reporters will not receive a confirmation of clearance, but we will contact you if additional information is needed. Read more

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