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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.

Aug 9, 2018

This is it! In the final episode of our first season, we recap our favorite moments and revisit some important questions like “Is college worth it?” We talk about our conversation with Kumar Garg on the White House Science Fair and how we just can’t get over School Counselor of the Year Kirsten Perry’s...


Aug 2, 2018

Secretary DeVos wants to roll back protections for defrauded students. We bring in James Kvaal, President of The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) and former Deputy Domestic Policy Advisor in the Obama White House, to unpack the new Borrower Defense Rule and other policies designed to hold for-profit...


Jul 26, 2018

Rural students face distinct barriers accessing education compared to their urban peers. Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach John White shares how to increase resources and opportunities for rural schools. As always, we end with our Moment of Hope.


Jul 19, 2018

You’re not alone if you think financial aid award letters are confusing. Rachel Fishman joins us from New America to talk through the new report “Decoding the Cost of College,” a critical look at hundreds of financial aid award letters. As always, we end with our Moment of Hope.


Jul 12, 2018

Historically black colleges and universities may date back to the Civil War, but they are needed more today than ever before. National Association for Equal Opportunity (NAFEO) President Lezli Baskerville joins us for a discussion on what HBCUs look like today and why they remain relevant.