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Education Nation 2012 - Day one recap
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Education Nation 2012 - Day one recap
Sep 23, 2012
View the story "Education Nation - Day 1: Focusing on students, teachers and parents" on Storify
Education Nation - Day 1: Focusing on students, teachers and parents
Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012
Storified by WKKF · Sun, Sep 23 2012 14:22:55
Sunday marked day one of
NBC News' Education Nation
, which WKKF is proud to be
. Below are highlights of today's events, which included a Student Town Hall (moderated by Melissa Harris-Perry), a Teacher Town Hall (moderated by Brian Williams) and discussions on parent engagement. Follow
on Twitter and
on Facebook for live updates and visit
WKKF's Education Nation page
for more information.
Education Nation 2012 kicked off at the New York Public Library.
Education Nation 2012 Summit - Day 1 | FacebookFacebook
Student Town Hall with Melissa Harris-Perry
A view inside the The New York Public Library ...Facebook
Participants at Education Nation heard first from students. Here are some of the conversations that took place:
Quality education is a right. Quality education should not depend on luck. #EdNatSTH #StuVoiceStephanie Rivera
.@NEAToday's Lily Eskelsen: “we want all schools to be as good as the best schools” http://ow.ly/dVgAt #ednatSTHWKKF
Structure matters: "having a safe placed to go once the school day is complete is very important." http://ow.ly/dVj9y #EdNatSTHWKKF
Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools
submitted videos from their students with their views of education.
RT @WK_Kellogg_Fdn: #EdNatSTH shows importance of studentvoice in #edu. See how WKKF grantee @RethinkNOLA leads the way http://ow.ly/dVg6FRethink
Education Nation Student Town Hall - Kylar Hughes on High Stakes Testingrethinknola
This video aired on MSNBC during the Student Town Hall.
Fantastic @RethinkNOLA student's thoughts on testing airs on @MHPShow during #EdNatSTH http://ow.ly/dVkSN #nerdlandWKKF
Education Nation also featured a discussion with Ernest Green, one of the Little Rock Nine, who commented that "schools are more segregated now than they were in 1957."
MT @heatherfidler Ernest Green of the Little Rock Nine is now on #EdNatSTH. WOW! He is living proof of how precious education really isEducation Nation
Special Guest at the Student Town Halleducationnation
Teacher Town Hall with Brian Williams
Education Nation next heard from teachers. Two teachers from the University of Florida's
Lastinger Center for Learning
were invited to join the audience at the town hall. The two-hour discussion focused on teacher evaluations, poverty's role in the classroom, parent involvement and a number of other issues.
.@BWilliams: “When Americans are asked whether or not they have confidence in teachers, 71% say yes” #EdNatTTH #educationnationWKKF
Countless educators shared their thoughts online during the town hall, especially during the section on poverty:
Thrilled poverty is at the forefront of #EdNatTTH now.The struggles our kids overcome, w/ much help from teachers, is truly mind blowing.susan_keyock
Impoverished students need teachers that truly believe in them and to instill the value of education as a means to a better life. #EdNatTTHsedonia
“A student’s zip code should not determine the trajectory of their life” http://ow.ly/dVnsd #EducationNation #EdNatTTHWKKF
WKKF is proud to tackle this elephant: “poverty is obviously the elephant in the room that we’re choosing not to talk about” #EdNatTTHWKKF
Others reminded us of the value of early childhood education.
Early Childhood Educators are so important, they are worth their weight in gold!! #EdNatTTH #educationnationBrandon
RT @WomanofProverbs: RT @brandonframe: #ECE educators are so important, they are worth their weight in gold!! #EdNatTTH #educationnationWKKF
People also discussed the need for diverse teachers across the board:
The missing piece of this conversation is culture/diversity & its effect on teaching and learning #EdNatTTH #EdNatSTHChristopher Emdin
I think this profession needs more men. Many young boys need a good male role model in their lives! #EdNatTTHThePolkaDotOwl
Less than 2% of teachers are men of color. A jaw-dropping statistic. Step up to the plate, boys! Join us! #EdNatTTHMr. Andrew Vega
A discussion of parent and family involvement also factored into the town hall.
RT @WK_Kellogg_Fdn “84% of teachers think family involvement & support has a very strong impact on student achievement” #EdNatTTHEducation Nation
also joined in the conversation:
Excellent program.Teachers need to b heard and listened to #EdNatTTHAVANCE (ah-vahn-ceh)
Parent Engagement and Advocacy
The first day of Education Nation ended with a premiere of the new movie, "Won't Back Down," starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis. Check out the trailer:
Official Won't Back Down Trailerwontbackdownmovie
Thank you for tuning into
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for early access to our infographic on the power of early learning, which will be released on Monday.
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