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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.

May 16, 2019

Julie Dressner, director of the documentary “Personal Statement”, and Enoch, a student, join us for an eye-opening conversation about the barriers low-income students face accessing higher education. The film follows Enoch and two other seniors at Brooklyn high schools determined to get their entire classes...

Apr 11, 2019

Rebecca Sibilia, CEO of EdBuild, explains why predominantly nonwhite school districts get $23 billion less in funding each year compared to white school districts, even though they educate roughly the same number of students. As always, we end with our Moment of Hope.


Apr 4, 2019

Roberto Rodriguez, president and CEO of Teach Plus, talks about the importance of educators and how to elevate and advance the teaching profession. As always, we end with our Moment of Hope.

Mar 28, 2019

College Signing Day is May 1! Eric and Stephanie celebrate the fifth anniversary of this annual event and how you can get involved. As always, we end with our Moment of Hope.

Mar 21, 2019

New America’s Director for Higher Education, Amy Laitinen, shares her unexpected journey into higher ed policy and how she’s holding colleges and universities accountable. Plus, Amy and hosts react to the college cheating scandal. As always, we end with our Moment of Hope.