Education Nation is a nationally broadcast, in-depth conversation about improving education in America.
During an interactive summit on Rockefeller Plaza, parents, teachers, and students will come together with leaders in politics, business, and technology to discuss the challenges and opportunities in education today. In addition, NBC News will turn Rockefeller Plaza into a “Learning Plaza,” a series of five galleries, open to the public, which will allow visitors to explore America’s educational “ecosystem.” During the entire week of September 26th, NBC News will highlight education stories as well as broadcast live from the Plaza.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EVENT WILL INCLUDE:
SUMMIT WITH TOP LEADERS IN EDUCATION: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Harlem Children Zone’s CEO Geoffrey Canada, and President of MIT Susan Hockfield will be among those in attendance at the Education Nation Summit.
SPECIAL APPEARANCES: The Summit will feature several presentations from guests, including a speech on improving the lives of children from U.S. General Colin Powell, Founding Chairman of America’s Promise Alliance, and Alma Powell, Chair of America’s Promise Alliance.
MULTI-MEDIA COVERAGE: During the entire week of Education Nation, “Nightly News,” “Today,” “Meet the Press,” MSNBC, CNBC, Telemundo, msnbc.com, iVillage.com, and EducationNation.com will highlight stories in education.
TEACHER TOWN HALL: On Sept. 26th, NBC’s Brian Williams will talk with thousands of teachers on-air and online about critical issues facing educators.
THE STUDENT VIEW: The Scholastic Kids Press Corp will cover the Summit from the student perspective.
INTERACTIVE EXHIBITS: The latest tools and technologies used in award-winning classrooms across the country will be on display in Learning Plaza. Mission StatementEducation Nation seeks to engage the public, through thoughtful dialogue, in pursuit of the shared goal of providing every American with an opportunity to pursue the best education in the world. MorePress RoomThe Education Nation press room includes NBC News press releases as well as links to recent media coverage on Education Nation. MoreTeacher Town HallHosted by Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, the Teacher Town Hall will bring together teachers from across the country, both in-person and online, to brainstorm ideas, talk about what works in the classroom, and highlight the challenges of today’s education system.
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