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Obama Promotes Science, Math Education as Economic Need

President Barack Obama was host for a fourth White House Science Fair today, using the event to emphasize the achievements of female students in science, math, technology and engineering.

In conjunction with the event, Obama announced a $35 million Department of Education competition program to help reach his goal of training 100,000 new teachers. The administration also plans to expand the Americorps volunteer program to provide schooling in STEM subjects to 18,000 low-income students this summer.