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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.

Feb 15, 2018

This week we bring down the house with rockstar guest Kumar Garg. Kumar is the former Assistant Director of Innovation and Learning in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In this episode, we discuss the Trump Administration's "war on science," how we can organize around advancing STEM education, and incredible never-before-aired stories about the first-ever White House Science Fair and that one time President Obama launched a marshmallow in the White House State Dining Room. And we will end this week’s episode the same way we do every week with our Moment of Hope. Are you ready for this?