| Sep 24, 2010
The state of education in the U.S. will be the subject of intense focus during the next several days beginning on Friday, September 24, with the official opening of the documentary film “Waiting for Superman” in selected cities throughout the country. The movie has generated weeks of buzz, much of it controversial, and publicity from such notables as Oprah Winfrey, who featured the film on her show earlier this week and Time Magazine, which carries it on the cover of the September 20 issue. Read the New York Magazine review of the film that Reading Today Daily ran earlier this month.
The conversation continues Sunday, September 26… A “Teacher Town Hall” will be hosted on Sunday at noon (EDT), a precursor to Education Nation, NBC-TV’s two-day education special that will take place early next week. During the Town Hall, educators can log in from across the country and weigh in on the big issues regarding education in America. The event will air on MSNBC and stream at EducationNation.com, Scholastic.com, iVillage.com, and msnbc.com. Find out how to participate and register for the event at the Education Nation website.
Summit addresses education challenges...The two-day Education Nation Summit, which kicks off Monday at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, will bring together policymakers, educators, members of the business community, and engaged citizens for a series of panel sessions on the challenges of America's education system, the success stories, and the solutions. Also on Monday, the Today Show will feature a half-hour, one-on-one interview between host Matt Lauer and President Obama about education issues. Teachers are invited to submit questions to the president here.