First Lady Michelle Obama and Queen Letizia of Spain at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, Spain.
First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the presentation of “Let Girls Learn” at Matadero cultural center in Madrid, Spain. In this initiative First Lady Michelle Obama shares the stories of girls she has met in her prior travels and highlights new commitments to support “Let Girls Learn”. She encouraged the audience to value their own educational opportunities, continue to strive for progress for girls and young women in their country, and take action to help the more than 62 million girls around the world who are out of school
President Barack Obama is introduced by Kenmore Middle School student Antonio Martin before signing The Every Student Succeeds Act during a ceremony. The new law is supposed to eliminate the “one-size-fits-all mandates” of the unpopular 2001 No Child Left Behind Act
President Barack Obama signs the 3 month extension of the Highway bill in the Oval Office. President Obama signed the bill into law to extend transportation funding until October 29, but said that short term extensions are a bad way for the U.S. government to do business