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For eight years, President Obama made the White House a place that brought people together -- incredible students, parents, principals, district leaders, school counselors, teachers, college presidents, professors, business leaders, and more. And after January 2017, the inspiring stories we heard and the incredible people we met no longer had a place to share their experiences and ideas with folks across the country. Now they do.

These stories constantly remind and inspire us of people’s commitment to education. It is the ultimate bedrock of our society, one that people are passionately fighting to make it better. At the White House we were fortunate to get to shine a spotlight on some of those incredible education advocates. We want to continue to shine that spotlight and talk about what’s working and how others can get involved, and hopefully be inspired along the way. We hope you’ll join us.

Nov 8, 2018

Submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is the first step towards college success. Michael McCormick, superintendent of Val Verde Unified School District, joins Eric in the studios to talk about how he helped start "Race to Submit," California's FAFSA completion competition. As always we end...


Nov 1, 2018

The power students have to tell their own stories and mobilize voters shouldn’t be underestimated. This week, Eric and Stephanie talk to Alexis Morin, co-founder of the nonprofit Students for Education Reform, about how students can influence decisions made by elected officials and what some of the biggest issues are...


Oct 25, 2018

Stephanie and Kyle sit down with Chris Lu, former Obama White House Cabinet Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Labor to discuss hot-button issues in politics and education. We talk the upcoming midterm elections, the controversial Harvard affirmative action case, the movement to pay interns, and the need to prepare...


Oct 18, 2018

With the midterm elections just weeks away, Americans are thinking about the issues in their communities that will inform their votes, including education. Our hosts sit down with Marlon Marshall, former special assistant to President Obama and founding partner at 270 Strategies, to talk about challenging our...


Oct 11, 2018

Today in the United States, only one in five students from low-income communities who enroll in college earn their degree. College Track CEO, Elissa Salas, shares how her organization is improving these odds by providing academic, financial, and social-emotional support from ninth grade through college graduation. As...