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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.

Dec 13, 2018

The average military-connected child will move six to nine times, attending different schools along the way. Dr. Mary Keller, president of the Military Child Education Coalition, joins Eric in swampED studios to share how educators and school counselors can better support these students. As always we end with our Moment...


Dec 6, 2018

Kyle and Eric sit down with Beth Breger, Executive Director of Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA), to talk about how LEDA is helping more diverse students attend our nation’s most selective colleges. Also joining us in swampED studios is LEDA Scholar and Georgetown University student, Jarian Lee. As...


Nov 29, 2018

Every year, students don’t complete or verify their FAFSA, leaving money on the table they could have used to go to college. Colleen Campbell from the Center for American Progress joins us to propose a one-time FAFSA and how it could help more students access higher education. As always, we end with our Moment of Hope.


Nov 15, 2018

The smoke from Election Day has (mostly) cleared, so we’re taking a look at what the results spell out for education, including school funding, the Higher Education Act, and oversight of Education Secretary Betsy Devos. Politico education reporter Caitlin Emma provides analysis on key gubernatorial races that could...


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...