West Wing Week: 10/05/12 or "Operation Educate the Educators"

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, the White House and The Treasury hosted events highlighting innovative apps, we travel with Dr. Biden to events in Washington and Virginia and the White House Blue Room Christmas tree is selected in North Carolina. That's September 28th to October 5th or "Operation Educate the Educators".

Friday, September 28th:
  • We headed down the block to 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., and the Department of the Treasury for our latest installment of Tech Nation. There, the winners of MyMoneyAppUp, a contest for mobile app ideas and designs that help Americans make smart financial choices, were announced.
Monday, October 1st:
Tuesday, October 2nd:
  • The White House Grounds Superintendent and Supervisor Horticulturalist traveled to Jefferson, NC, to select the official White House Christmas tree that will stand in the blue room during this year's holiday season.
  • That evening, English professor Dr. Jill Biden attended "Do the Write Thing," an event in Washington, hosted by 826 National - a network of nonprofit writing and tutoring centers co-founded by author Dave Eggers.
Wednesday, October 3rd:
  • Dr. Biden celebrated a milestone in "Operation Educate the Educators," at George Mason University in Fairfax Virginia.  More than 100 colleges and universities have now signed on to the Joining Forces commitment that will help prepare educators to lead classrooms and develop school cultures that are more responsive to the social emotional and academic needs of children in military families.