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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 30, 2019

Colleen Campbell, the Associate Director of Postsecondary Education at the Center for American Progress, returns to swampED studios for a conversation with Eric and Stephanie about her recommendations for Congress on how to fix the student loan repayment system. As always, we end with our Moment of Hope.


May 23, 2019

Michele Siqueiros from The Campaign for College Opportunity shares insights from her work in California to get more students to and through college. As always, we end with our Moment of Hope.


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...