NBC to host education summit in September
| Jul 19, 2010
NBC News is convening its own summit with education and political leaders in September to talk about ways to improve schools in light of statistics showing the U.S. lagging in student achievement.
The two-day "Education Nation" event in New York will be carried online, and is part of a week of programming concentrating on education issues on NBC News broadcasts such as "Today" and "Nightly News," and the MSNBC, CNBC and Telemundo TV networks. It's also a chance for NBC to promote some of its education-related products, including a news quiz and historical archives of NBC broadcasts available to schools.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, the governors of Minnesota and Tennessee, MIT President Susan Hockfield and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg have all said they would attend, NBC said. It will be held during the week of September 27. Read more in this Associated Press article online.