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Endnotes – Chapter 11


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Endnotes – Chapter 12


1. United States, White House, “President Donald J. Trump Announces the White House Office of American Innovation (OAI),” Press Release, March 27, 2017, https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trump-announces-white-house-office-american-innovation-oai/


2. Ibid.


3. Ryan Johnston, “Applications Open for Federal STEM Education Grant Programs,”


4. United States, White House, “Presidential Memorandum for Secretary of Education,”


5. Emily Tate, “White House official: Investing in computer science education will pay off,”


6. Kathy Kemper, “Digital Bipartisanship: Designers and Innovators,” Huffington Post, August 18, 2017, https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/digital-bipartisanship-designers-and-innovators_us_59960826e4b02eb2fda31e4d


7. Mikey Dickerson, “Why We Need You in Government,” White House Blog, March 26, 2015, https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/blog/2015/03/26/why-we-need-you-government


8. Michael D. Shear, “White House Picks Engineer from Google to Fix Sites,” New York Times, August 11, 2014, https://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/12/us/politics/ex-google-engineer-to-lead-fix-it-team-for-government-websites.html


United States, Digital Service, “Home,” US Digital Service: Building a More Awesome Government through Technology, accessed November 15, 2018, https://www.usds.gov/


9. Ibid, Department of Education, College Scorecard, “Home,” accessed November 15,


10. Ibid, “College Scorecard Data: Data Documentation,” accessed November 15, 2018,


11. Ibid, Executive Office of the President, Using Federal Data to Measure and Improve the

Performance of U.S. Institutions of Higher Education (January, 2017), https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/assets/UsingFederalDataToMeasureAndImprovePerformance.pdf


12. Ibid, Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, “Home,” accessed November 15, 2018, https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/


13. Ibid, College Scorecard, “Home,” accessed November 15, 2018, https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/


Ibid, “College Scorecard Data: Data Documentation,” accessed November 15, 2018, https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/data/documentation/


14. United States, White House, “President Donald J. Trump Announces the White House


15. Ibid.

16. Ibid.


17. Ibid, Department of State, “Biography: Dina Powell—Assistant Secretary, Educational

and Cultural Affairs,” Archive: 2001 – 2009, September 28, 2005, https://2001-2009.state.gov/outofdate/bios/p/49137.htm


18. Ashley Parker and Philip Rucker, “Trump taps Kushner to lead a SWAT team to fix


19. Council on Foreign Relations, “Membership Roster: L-P,” accessed November 15, 2018,


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20. Alex Shephard, “Minutes: Jared Kushner’s ‘SWAT Team’ to Run Government Like a Busi-

ness Reveals What He Doesn’t Know about Government (and Business),” New Republic, accessed November 15, 2018, https://newrepublic.com/minutes/141626/jared-kushners-swat-team-run-government-like-business-reveals-doesnt-know-government-and-business


Frank Konkel, “White House Office of American Innovation Lays out Priorities,” Representative Will Hurd, 23rd District: Media Center—In the News, June 27, 2017, https://hurd.house.gov/media-center/in-the-news/white-house-office-american-innovation-lays-out-priorities


21. Jonathan Shieber, “Trump to Create White House Office for ‘American Innovation’ to Be


22. United States, White House, “The American Technology Council Summit to Modernize


23. “Apple CEO Tim Cook Urges Trump To Mandate Coding In Schools,” EdSurge, June 21,


24. United States, White House, “President Trump Signs Presidential Memo to Increase Access to STEM and Computer Science Education,” Press Release, September 25, 2017, https://www.whitehouse.gov/articles/president-trump-signs-presidential-memo-increase-access-stem-computer-science-education/


25. Lisa Eadiciccio, “Apple Just Announced a New Cheaper iPad. Here’s What to Know about It,” Time, March 27, 2018, http://time.com/5215980/new-ipad-2018-price-release-apple/


26. Peter High, “Possibly Elon Musk’s Biggest Idea Yet—Revolutionizing Education,”


27. Ibid.


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