Day two recap - Education Nation Detroit

Education Nation Detroit: Perspectives from our students and teachers (Day Two)

Saturday, March 23

Storified by WKKF· Sun, Mar 24 2013 13:00:13

NBC News' Education Nation Detroit continued Saturday with two engaging town halls focused on students and teachers, respectively. WKKF is proud to be supporting Education Nation Detroit - bringing community leaders, educators and students together in our home state of Michigan. Education Nation Detroit is the first of three "On-the-Road" events and took place at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

Please continue to follow @wk_kellogg_fdn on Twitter and "like" GR8by8 on Facebook for continued conversations on education and learning. Visit WKKF's Education Nation page for more information.
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The Detroit Free Press highlighted the conversations held during both town halls on Saturday. Students raised a number of issues, ranging from bullying to class size, creating an honest dialogue about their experiences in Michigan schools. Throughout the event, students were polled on a number of issues. According to the Free Press, 84 percent "said a good education was very important to them," 47 percent "said connecting learning with real-life experiences improves education;" and 31 percent had "considered dropping out of school."
'Education Nation': Detroit kids sound off on bullies, teachers during TV town hallWhen Jonathan Miller considers what would make education better, one key topic comes to mind: Help kids deal with bullying. Miller is a 1...
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder joined the Education Nation crowd for an in-depth conversation on his state's education efforts on Friday, detailing his P-20 strategy that focuses on pre-natal through lifelong learning.
'We can't give up' on education - MSNBCThe American public needs to focus on improvements in students' performances and results, not just shovel money into the nation's educati...

Student Town Hall

STUDENTS: What is great teaching? (Yes ...Facebook
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84 percent surveyed at #EducationNation says education is important http://<a href="http://t.co/hkNJPJ5Z2q" class="">ow.ly/i/1Kg0x</a>YNN Logan Network
Student: It's frustrating when "somebody limits u because of ur background." With support, all students can be successful. #EducationNationWKKF
69% of audience has never heard of the Common Core. Have you? #EducationNationEducation Nation
Join the conversation & tweet us what you think using #educationnationrehemaellis
@SteveGaragiola: Students want education to help them do well in life, do meaningful work #EducationNationWKKF
#educationnation the importance of relationships in a youth's life is paramount to their future success.Terry E. Whitfield
Student contemplated dropping out: "Hard to make it to school every day." Family and community supports kept him in school. #EducationNationWKKF

Teacher Town Hall

TEACHERS: What challenges are you facing in ...Facebook
Look for me on TV! Channel 4, at 7pm! #educationnation #nbcnews #nbc #townhallmeeting #studentsfirstMr. Griffin
In a room full of amazing MI teachers #educationnationmatinga
Parent-teacher partnerships are key. "We invite parents into partnership. Help give parents the tools to push at home." #EducationNationWKKF
"A child is more than a test score." What should teachers be evaluated on? #educationnation @NBCNews @Local4NewsRehema Ellis
RT @suekroll: Rocking the house at #educationnation Teacher Town Hall @SteveGaragiola giola keeps 'em going. @Local4News @NBCNews.Local 4 WDIV Detroit
What is working at YOUR school? Teachers, weigh in... #EducationNationEducation Nation
Parental involvement is a key component to good schools. We must be partners in education. #EducationnationJohn Bernia

Up Next: Education Nation New Orleans!

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is proud to sponsor Education Nation New Orleans, taking place from April 12 to April 19.
The 2013 TourEducation Nation is a nationally broadcast, in-depth conversation about improving education in America. During an interactive summit on R...
We're on to #NOLA in 3 weeks for our next tour stop! Our discussion continues... #EducationNation @wdsuEducation Nation

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