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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 22, 2018

On this episode, we talk about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. Tune in for a conversation with the former Director of White House Domestic Policy Council Cecilia Muñoz, and Christian, a Dreamer, about what it meant for him and 800,000 others like him when the program...


Feb 18, 2018

On an emergency pod, we bring you a conversation with Kara Fitzgerald, from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Kara grew up in Newtown, CT and was motivated by the tragedy in her own community to fight for gun violence prevention around the country. Tune in to learn about how you can get involved in your...


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...


Feb 8, 2018

This week our hosts discuss the essential role that a school counselor plays in education and why they are a true bedrock in school systems. Appropriately, the team welcomes Kirsten Perry and talks about her journey to becoming 2018 School Counselor of the Year.


Feb 4, 2018

swampED talks about organizing around College Opportunity when Congress doesn't want to help you. And Nicole Hurd joins swampED to talk about her inspiration to activate recent college grads to get them to serve in schools and help more students get to and through college. We end with our Moment of Hope.