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Silver Chips Online attends White House State of STEM Address

On Wednesday, Jan. 29, representatives from Silver Chips Online (SCO) had the opportunity to attend the second annual White House State of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ("SoSTEM"), hosted by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

Reduce the achievement gap from the beginning

In order to start every kid on a level playing field, the U.S. federal government must fund a public preschool system available for all two- to five-year-old children.

Reflections on Nelson Mandela

As we mourn the loss of a global hero, we remember his poignant speeches battling inequality, his deft courage to retain his ground while caged in prison, and his compelling plans to reunite his country despite the tremendous racial tension in his post-apartheid nation.

Why we need to use the U.N. to act on Syria

Even if Congress votes to allow the strike, the best course of action for the United States is to work through the United Nations on this complicated issue.

Colleges rank us; now our turn to rank them

The new college ranking system proposed by President Barack Obama will help reduce the tuition of college through financial incentives for schools and help get more low income kids through college and even help manage the repayment of debt through the Pay as You Earn program.

New student loan law provides only short-term relief

A university education is already priced beyond the reach of many Americans and the enactment of the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 could make education even more unattainable.

Prisoners on strike in no man's land

As the president puts it, "The notion that we're going to keep 100 individuals in no man's land in perpetuity…the idea that we would still maintain, forever, a group of individuals who have not been tried, that's contrary to who we are, it's contrary to our interests, and it needs to stop."

News Chips: Proposed minimum wage increase could have unintended effects

The bill was introduced by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), and it could potentially give over 30 million Americans a pay raise. Although at first glance, it appears that this bill would bolster America's middle class, the bill could certainly have some unintended effects.

NewsChips: How Obama's executive orders affect schools

On Jan. 16, President Obama signed 23 executive orders regarding gun violence.

Election Results: Barack Obama and Joe Biden win reelection

Barack Obama defeats Mitt Romney, 303 to 206, winning both Virginia and Ohio.
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