"Education Nation" is NBC News' initiative to engage citizens in a solutions-focused conversation about the state of education in the United States. The initiative was launched in the fall of 2010 and continues to be a key feature of the news division through local events and on-air programming across the network's shows and platforms throughout the year.
Heading into its third year, the "Education Nation" initiative will employ all platforms of NBC News— including MSNBC, programs like "NBC Nightly News," "Today," "Rock Center," and "Meet the Press," digital properties such as msnbc.com and EducationNation.com, and live events across the country—in a continued effort to shine a spotlight on the challenges, potential solutions and innovations spanning today's education landscape. In 2012, “Education Nation” will deepen public engagement in a solutions-focused discussion on improving student achievement and preparedness for the workforce— giving special attention to innovation and technology.
The centerpiece of "Education Nation" 2012 will be the national summit in New York City from Sept. 23-25. The event will be held in a new venue to be announced later in 2012. In addition to the summit, the network is also continuing "Education Nation On-The-Road" in the spring of 2012. Making stops in Denver, Atlanta and Miami in April and May, the NBC News team hosting a series of panels and events involving NBC News anchors and correspondents, local leaders, officials, educators, parents, and students.