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Report: President Obama’s Third Annual Back-to-School Speech

Presidential CalendarEarlier today, President Obama spoke to students across the country about the role their education will play in the future of America. He reassured them that while grades are important, they don’t have to get a perfect score on every single assignment. Instead, what students should focus on is using the time to experience new things so they can discover where their passion lies.

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President Obama Introduces the American Jobs Act

Obama SpeakingEarlier tonight, President Barack Obama  presented his new jobs bill to Congress and the American people.

“The purpose of the American Jobs Act is simple: to put more people back to work and more money in the pockets of those who are working. It will create more jobs for construction workers, more jobs for teachers, more jobs for veterans, and more jobs for the long-term unemployed,” the president announced.

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Letters of Recommendation

High school students, it’s never too early to ask for recommendation letters. You will need at least two or three letters for your college applications and scholarship forms. It you had a particularly good experience with a teacher during the last school year – a subject in which you excelled, a significant class-project or a teacher with whom you bonded – don’t wait until the fall to ask for a letter of recommendation. The time is now!

While this information is significant for juniors in high school, freshmen and sophomore should also take note. The beginning of summer is a great time to ask a teacher for a recommendation for several reasons.

– Your experience is fresh in your teacher’s mind.
– Your teacher will most likely have more time to write the recommendation over the summer.
– Most students will ask for teacher-recommendations in the fall. Get your request in early.

Remember to save both an electronic and a hard copy of each letter. Plus, be sure to write your teacher a thank you note.