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Best Alex Sopko podcasts we could find (updated April 2020)
Best Alex Sopko podcasts we could find
Updated April 2020
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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 commitmen ...
 
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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 of Hope.…
 
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 always we end with our Moment of …
 
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.…
 
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 set the tone for education reform…
 
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 with our Moment of Hope.…
 
The power students have to tell their own stories and mobilize voters shouldn’t be underestimated. This week, Eric and Stephanie talk to Alexis Morin, co-founder of the nonprofit Students for Education Reform, about how students can influence decisions made by elected officials and what some of the biggest issues are in state and local elections ac…
 
Stephanie and Kyle sit down with Chris Lu, former Obama White House Cabinet Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Labor to discuss hot-button issues in politics and education. We talk the upcoming midterm elections, the controversial Harvard affirmative action case, the movement to pay interns, and the need to prepare students for success in the twenty…
 
With the midterm elections just weeks away, Americans are thinking about the issues in their communities that will inform their votes, including education. Our hosts sit down with Marlon Marshall, former special assistant to President Obama and founding partner at 270 Strategies, to talk about challenging our candidates to talk about education and …
 
Today in the United States, only one in five students from low-income communities who enroll in college earn their degree. College Track CEO, Elissa Salas, shares how her organization is improving these odds by providing academic, financial, and social-emotional support from ninth grade through college graduation. As always, we end with our Moment …
 
We're back! First, we talk FAFSA and what the midterm elections mean for the future of education. Then former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joins us to talk about his new book, "How Schools Work," serving in the Obama administration, and how he's championing change with Chicago CRED. As always, we end with our Moment of Hope.…
 
This is it! In the final episode of our first season, we recap our favorite moments and revisit some important questions like “Is college worth it?” We talk about our conversation with Kumar Garg on the White House Science Fair and how we just can’t get over School Counselor of the Year Kirsten Perry’s amazing journey. As always, we end with our Mo…
 
Secretary DeVos wants to roll back protections for defrauded students. We bring in James Kvaal, President of The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) and former Deputy Domestic Policy Advisor in the Obama White House, to unpack the new Borrower Defense Rule and other policies designed to hold for-profit colleges and universities accountab…
 
Historically, student voter turnout is low – and even lower in midterm elections. What does it take to get them to vote? Kyle talks with Zaneeta Daver and Cat Fish from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, a national awards program to improve civic engagement on college campuses. As always, we end with our Moment of Hope.…
 
Eric and Stephanie give us the rundown on the fifth annual Beating The Odds Summit, which was started by former First Lady Michelle Obama to celebrate students overcoming barriers to attend higher education. Don’t miss out on excerpts from the conversation with Mrs. Obama, Hamilton’s Daveed Diggs, La La Anthony, and more, as they share advice for c…
 
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 everything from educator unions to advice for new teachers. As always, we end with our Moments of Hope.…
 
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 college satisfaction as he shares what students say made their higher education experience worthwh…
 
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, who has overcome incredible obstacles to continue his education. He’s now a student at Georgetown University …
 
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