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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.

Jun 27, 2019

Yosmin Badie, Regional Manager of the Petey Greene Program, joins Stephanie for a conversation on the importance of educational programming in jails and prisons and what is being done to ensure incarcerated people have access to quality educational opportunities.


Jun 20, 2019

The Executive Director, Washington D.C. for Turnaround for Children, Mike Lamb, joins Eric, Kyle, and Stephanie for a conversation on actionable steps and evidence-based practices that educators and schools can use to create supportive environments for all students, especially those impacted by trauma and adversity.


Jun 13, 2019

Aaron Ament, President of the National Student Legal Defense Network, joins Eric and Stephanie for a conservation on the Higher Education Act, federal education policies, and student/consumer protection. As always we end with our Moment of Hope.


Jun 6, 2019

Sarah Hurwitz, former senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama and former chief speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama, joins Eric and Stephanie for a conservation about what goes into crafting a great commencement speech. As always, we end with our Moment of Hope.