By Jueseppi B.
White House Schedule – February 26th, 2014
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26th, 2014
DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26th, 2014
In the afternoon, the President will tour the Metro Transit Light Rail Operations and Maintenance Facility. There will be out-of-town travel pool coverage of the President’s tour. Following the tour, the President will deliver remarks at Union Depot to announce a new competition encouraging investments to create jobs and restore infrastructure as part of the President’s Year of Action. The President’s remarks are open to pre-credentialed media.
Later in the afternoon, the President will depart St. Paul, Minnesota en route Washington, DC. The departure from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and arrival on the South Lawn are open press.
Wednesday, February 26 2014 All Times ET
10:15 AM: The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing, Oval Office.
11:15 AM: The President departs the White House, South Lawn.
11:30 AM: The President departs Joint Base Andrews.
1:50 PM: The President arrives Minnesota. Local Event Time: 12:50 PM, Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport.
2:15 PM: The President tours the Metro Transit Light Rail Operations and Maintenance Facility. Local Event Time: 1:15 PM, St. Paul – Minnesota.
3:05 PM: The President delivers remarks. Local Event Time: 2:05 PM, Union Depot – St. Paul – Minnesota.
4:05 PM: The President departs Minnesota. Local Event Time: 3:05 PM, Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport.
6:10 PM: The President arrives Joint Base Andrews.
6:25 PM: The President arrives the White House, South Lawn.
White House Schedule For The Week Ahead
On Wednesday, the President will travel to the Minneapolis-St. Paul area for an event on the economy.
On Thursday, the President will host an event on his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative.
On Friday, the President will attend a DNC event in Washington, DC.
Speeches and Remarks/ Statements and Releases
First Lady Michelle Obama Applauds Investments in Healthier Out-of-School Programs That Will Impact 5 Million Kids
The First Lady Announces New School Wellness Standards
February 25, 2014 | 13:39 |Public Domain
First Lady Michelle Obama discusses the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposed guidelines for new school wellness policies, which would ensure that foods and beverages marketed to children in schools are consistent with the recently-released Smart Snacks in School standards.
The First Lady on the Fourth Anniversary of Let’s Move!
Published on Feb 25, 2014
The First Lady, Michelle Obama, speaks about the progress that has been made and announces new commitments on the fourth anniversary of her Let’s Move! initiative.
First Lady Michelle Obama announces new school wellness standards during an event in the East Room at the White House
White House Champions of Change: African American History Month STEM Leaders
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President Obama Speaks at Union Depot
St. Paul, Minnesota, White House LIVE!! Streaming.
President Obama Speaks on Manufacturing Innovation
February 25, 2014 | 20:44 |Public Domain
As a part of this year of action and following up on his 2014 State of the Union, today President Obama announces two new public-private manufacturing innovation institutes – one in Chicago and one in the Detroit area — as well as a competition for the first of four additional institutes that will put America at the forefront of 21st century manufacturing.
President Obama Announces Two New Public-Private Manufacturing Innovation Institutes and Launches the First of Four New Manufacturing Innovation Institute Competitions
Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with President of the Swiss Confederation and Chairperson-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Didier Burkhalter
President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the Federal Republic of Nigeria to Attend Nigeria’s Centenary Celebration
Notice — Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Cuba and of the Emergency Authority Relating to the Regulation of the Anchorage and Movement of Vessels
February 25th, 2014: Photo of the Day
February 25, 2014 | 58:03 |Public Domain
White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.
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Transformational Changes in Schools Nationwide
February 26, 2014
09:25 AM EST
As part of the fourth anniversary celebration of Let’s Move!, First Lady Michelle Obama highlighted the transformational changes happening in schools across the country – from school breakfast and lunch, to snacks and physical activity. Since launching Let’s Move!, the First Lady has been dedicated to ensuring that the school environment is one that supports that health of all its students.
Get Your Popcorn Ready! It’s the First Ever White House Film Festival
06:20 PM EST
Earlier this month, President Obama made his first movie on a trip to Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi Maryland. And on Friday, although we’re not showing the President’s movie, we might be showing yours.
On Friday, February 28, the White House is hosting the first-ever Student Film Festival, featuring the work of more than a dozen young filmmakers who created short films celebrating the role of technology in the classroom.
The Filmmaker-in-Chief was at Buck Lodge to celebrate progress on ConnectED, an ambitious project to connect 99% of American students to next-generation broadband and wireless technology within five years. In Adelphi, he announced that some of America’s largest companies answered the President’s call to action towards that goal by pledging more than $750 million in commitments to deliver cutting-edge technologies to classrooms, including devices, free software, teacher professional development, and home wireless connectivity.
Building on the President’s eagerness to connect students to technology, and his newfound interest in filmmaking, we’re excited to host the first-ever White House Student Film Festival. In November, we called for K-12 students around the country to create short films on the role of technology in their classroom, and students responded with nearly 3,000 entries. In collaboration with the American Film Institute, the White House will screen the finalists’ works this Friday along with a star-studded cast including Kal Penn, Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Conan O’Brien.
In addition to the celebration of the student films and the President’s remarks, FOX and National Geographic Channel will treat the attendees to a sneak peek of the first episode of the upcoming television series, “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” which celebrates the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
We hope you share the President’s excitement for film-making, and his desire to give all American students the tools they need to stay on the cutting edge.
Manufacturing Innovation Institutes: Putting America at the Forefront of 21st Century Manufacturing
05:11 PM EST
Today President Obama announced two new public-private manufacturing innovation institutes – one in Chicago and one in the Detroit area — as well as a competition for the first of four additional institutes that will will boost advanced manufacturing in the United States and attract the types of high-quality jobs that a growing middle class requires.
“For generations of Americans, manufacturing was the ticket to a good, middle-class life. The stuff we made – like steel and cars and planes – is what made America what it is,” President Obama said. “But advances in technology allowed manufacturers to do more with less, and global competition meant a lot of good manufacturing jobs went overseas.”
Today, our manufacturing industry is adding jobs — more than 620,000 over the last four years. “But the economy has changed,” President Obama said. “And if we want to attract more good manufacturing jobs to America, we’ve got to make sure we’re on the cutting edge of new manufacturing techniques and technologies.”
That’s what these new hubs are all about. They’re partnerships – they bring together companies and universities to develop cutting-edge technology, train workers to use that technology, and make sure research is turned into real-world products made by American workers.
Each institute serves as a regional hub, bridging the gap between applied research and product development by bringing together companies, universities and other academic and training institutions, and federal agencies to co-invest in key technology areas that encourage investment and production in the United States.
This type of “teaching factory” provides a unique opportunity for education and training of students and workers at all levels, while providing the shared assets to help companies, most importantly small manufacturers, access the capabilities and equipment to design, test, and pilot new products and manufacturing processes.
Learn more about the new institutes below.