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PTA Partners with NBC Universal on Education Nation

posted Sep 24, 2010, 6:41 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Sep 24, 2010, 6:43 AM ]
National PTA® is proud to support NBC News on an exciting, unprecedented week-long event to examine and redefine education in America. Education Nation will take place during the week of September 26, 2010, and will feature a nationally broadcast, in-depth conversation about improving education in the United States. The initiative will begin with an interactive summit at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.

The summit will shine a spotlight on education and will open a national dialogue regarding the gap between how we perceive education and the actual results that are being produced today. Education Nation will include more than 300 big thinkers in government, politics, business, and technology—as well as school administrators, teachers, parents, and students from across the country—to tackle the challenges in education and highlight exciting opportunities and big ideas in education reform. The goal of Education Nation is to provide clear information on how schools are performing, re-imagine what education in America can be, build on national momentum within the policy and reform communities, and inspire changes that enable our nation to prepare a skilled workforce to meet the demands of the future. National PTA President Charles J. "Chuck" Saylors and National PTA CEO Byron V. Garrett will attend the summit and will share the value of family engagement as an effective solution to support academic achievement.

Special news coverage and programming airing across all NBC News programs and platforms will extend beyond the two-day summit. For the entire week, "NBC Nightly News," "Today," "Meet the Press," "Your Business," MSNBC, CNBC, Telemundo, msnbc.com, and nbclearn.com will highlight educational success stories, uncover staggering truths and myths about education, and demonstrate how poor education cripples our economy and society.