"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.
Using the full strength and reach of NBC News broadcast, cable and digital platforms, the 2013 Education Nation Summit will focus on what it takes for students to truly succeed. Summit sessions and portions of NBC’s on-air programming will examine the challenges and aspirations of young people at critical junctures in their academic careers to better understand the resources, qualities and support systems that students need in the classroom and beyond.
This year’s Summit will include the second annual Student Town Hall, in addition to the fourth annual Teacher Town Hall. All events will be moderated by top NBC News journalists, including “NBC Nightly News” Anchor and Managing Editor Brian Williams, NBC News Special Correspondent Tom Brokaw and NBC News Chief Education Correspondent Rehema Ellis. More information about the agenda will be announced in the weeks leading up to the Summit.
Part of a continued effort to shine a spotlight on important issues related to education across the U.S., the Summit is complemented by year-round coverage across NBC News on-air and digital platforms, including EducationNation.com, and by the Education Nation On-The-Road Tour, which made stops in Detroit, New Orleans and Phoenix earlier this year.
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