By Team swampED
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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 good ideas with folks across the country. These stories constantly reminded and inspired us of people’s commitment to education. It is the ultimate bedrock of our society, and 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 and practitioners, and we want to continue to shine that spotlight and talk about what’s working, how others can get involved, and hopefully be inspired along the way. We hope you’ll join us.
||Clean020 - Lessons from a Lifetime of Teaching w/ Brad Jupp||Eric and Stephanie sit down with Brad Jupp, former Senior Program Advisor at the Department of Education and middle school English teacher. Jupp shares his story of a lifelong career spent at the intersection of education and policy. We cover...||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019 - Is College Still Worth It? w/ Brandon Busteed from Gallup||What makes college worth the time, money, and effort students invest to earn a degree? Brandon Busteed, Executive Director of Education and Workforce Development at Gallup, joins our hosts in the studios to unpack the latest public opinion research on..||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018 - Educating Refugees w/ Saria Samakie, Founder of Fikra 3al Mashi and Syrian Refugee||Here in the United States we sometimes take education for granted, but we have to remember that millions around the world don’t have these same opportunities. Our hosts interview Saria Samakie, Founder of Fikra 3al Mashi and Syrian refugee,...||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017 - School Discipline w/ Senator Chris Murphy, Democratic Senator from Connecticut||Our hosts hit Capitol Hill to talk with Senator Chris Murphy about school discipline, his letter to Secretary #BetsyDevos, and breaking the school to prison pipeline. As always, we end with our moments of hope.||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016 - College For All w/ Martha Kanter, Executive Director of College Promise Campaign||Martha Kanter, Executive Director of the College Promise Campaign and Former Undersecretary of Education, joins Kyle and Stephanie in the studio to talk about college access, affordability, quality and completion as well as the movement for free...||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015 - #RedForEd Walkouts and Rural Students w/ Kat Pastor, 2016 School Counselor of the Year||Kat Pastor, 2016 School Counselor of the year from Flagstaff, Arizona, joins ours hosts in the studio for an insightful discussion on #RedForEd teacher walkouts and education challenges faced by rural students. Your dose of daily positivity is...||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Episode - College Signing Day w/ Janel Young from OSSE DC||On this week’s special episode, our hosts are joined by Janel Young from the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education to honor one of the best days of the year: College Signing Day. The conversation around the day’s history and the...||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014 - Education Leads Home w/ Barbara Duffield from SchoolHouse Connection and Stefanie Cruz from America’s Promise||This week, we talk to Barbara Duffield, Executive Director of SchoolHouse Connection and Stefanie Cruz, Vice President of Marketing and Digital Strategy at America’s Promise, about Education Leads Home, a national campaign building a stronger future..||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013 - Education Technology and Design w/ Richard Culatta and Karen Cator||We are back on the road with a whole episode talking about technology and design in education. Helping us talk through the issues and solutions are Richard Culatta, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education and Karen Cator, CEO of...||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012 - Measuring Success in Education w/ Ted Dintersmith, Education Advocate and Author of What School Could Be||This week, author and education advocate, Ted Dintersmith, shares insights from visiting schools across all 50 states in his new book What School Could Be with our hosts. As always, join us for our moments of hope!||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011 - Rebuilding Schools in Puerto Rico w/ Arne Duncan, Former Secretary of Education||This week, Stephanie and Eric debrief on Eric's recent experience on a service trip to Puerto Rico. We get to hear all about his trip to restore an elementary school - six months after Hurricane Maria - where he interviews Arne Duncan, Former...||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010 - Civil Rights in Schools w/ Catherine Lhamon, Chair Of U.S. Commission On Civil Rights||This week we tackle the most pressing civil rights challenges in our nation’s schools with Catherine Lhamon, Chair of U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and Former Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. Tune in as we...||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009 - Education Innovators at SXSW w/ Bridget Burns, Molly McMahon, James Campbell, & Lisa Brown||In our first-ever field segment, Eric Waldo hits SXSW Education and interviews education innovators from around the country. But before that, the hosts unpack and react to Secretary Betsy Devos’s 60 Minutes interview.||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008 - Facing the Challenges of Native American Education w/ Larry Roberts, Former Acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the Department of the Interior||Join us this week as we examine the Obama Administration’s biggest challenges and accomplishments regarding American Indian affairs and the issues that face the education of Native American children and students today. This week, we have a...||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007 - Building Better Connections with Students w/ Angie Jerabek, Founder and Executive Director of the BARR Center||On this episode, we talk about the Parkland students engaging, organizing, and leading a movement. How is this moment different than Sandy Hook or other school shootings? Also, we’re joined by Angie Jerabek, Founder and Executive Director of the...||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006 - Tackling higher education's toughest challenges w/ Ted Mitchell, President of American Council on Education and Former Under Secretary of Education||This week, our good friend Ted Mitchell is in the studio to discuss innovation in higher education. Join us as he shares stories from his time as Former Under Secretary of Education and expands on how universities and colleges can...||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005 - Dreamers and Education w/ Cecilia Muñoz, Former Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council||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...||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Episode: Demand Safe Schools||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...||2/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004 - The Importance of STEM w/ Kumar Garg, Former Advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy||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..||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003 - Why School Counselors Matter w/ Kirsten Perry, 2018 School Counselor of the Year||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...||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002 - Champions of Change: College Opportunity Edition (w/CEO of College Advising Corps, Nicole Hurd)||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...||2/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001 - Introducing Your Hosts (w/ Former Secretary of Education, John King)||Welcome to swampED. Your hosts Eric Waldo, Kyle Lierman, and Stephanie Sprow Owens talk about their journey into the Obama Administration and the Year in Education that was 2017. Former U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., stops...||2/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to swampED||We took three former Obama staffers who worked on education, put them in a room, and pressed the record button. This is swampED. Coming February 4th, 2018.||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This is a much needed conversation - highlighting the great things happening and the amazing leaders behind it. Impressive hosts too!
A great inside look at the actual systemic issues involved with America’s education system. What’s working, what’s not, and what you can do to get engaged.
This is an issue we don’t spend nearly enough time talking about as a country and need to be.
It speaks volumes that the first guest on this new podcast is the most recent former U.S. secretary of education. Bravo for taking this on! The current White House displays a shocking and brazen hostility to public education—the bedrock of citizenry—and people with imagination and intelligence are sorely needed to push back. Thank you!