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Education Nation 2012 - Day two recap
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Education Nation 2012 - Day two recap
Sep 24, 2012
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Education Nation - Day 2: Early Ed at the Forefront
Monday, Sept. 24, 2012
Storified by WKKF · Mon, Sep 24 2012 17:23:25
NBC News' Education Nation
continued Monday. Below are some highlights of the day's events, which included interviews with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers. A host of panel discussions took place, ranging from grit and perseverance to early childhood education to community schools. Check out highlights below and be sure to follow
on Twitter and
on Facebook for updates.
First off, here are some great tweets from the parent engagement panel from last night:
#ParentsEdNat Parent Engagement is key to student/school successMichigan PTA
WKKF grantee, @DPNDetroit, is among those working in the community to improve public #edu. See how: http://ow.ly/dVDxR #ParentsEdNatWKKF
RT @WK_Kellogg_Fdn: “The health of a public school affects the health of a neighborhood” #ParentsEdNat #EducationNationBeyond The Bricks
Day 2: Welcome and Launch of Early Childhood Education Infographic
WKKF started Day 2 of Education Nation by releasing a new infographic on the power of early learning.
"The first eight years of a child's life are ...Facebook
You can see the full infographic on our Education Nation page:
Educated kids can be GR8by8 | WKKF supports NBC News' Education NationThe W.K. Kellogg Foundation is proud to support NBC News' Education Nation and to shine a spotlight on early childhood education.
Why does #earlyed matter? New infographic from AppleTree supporter @WK_Kellogg_Fdn explains! #EducationNation #Gr8by8 http://bit.ly/QtWx9cAppleTree
Panelists and speakers discussed early learning and the importance of education throughout the morning's panels:
MT @WK_Kellogg_Fdn: @MikeBloomberg just announced that WKKF grantee @EducareSchools is coming to NYC... #EducationNationEducare Schools
See how WKKF grantee @mission_ready is pushing for increased investments in #ece to protect the US: http://ow.ly/dWjVP #EducationNationWKKF
"We are quickly becoming two nations: One that is educated and one that is not." - @CondoleezzaRice #EducationNationTeach For America
As part of this year's Education Nation, NBC News produced
10 case studies
on innovative education solutions. We've highlighted some of the key ones discussed throughout the day.
Case Study: Logan Square Neighborhood Association
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Geoffrey Canada, the president and CEO of grantee
Harlem Children's Zone
(second chair on right) spoke during a discussion around the brand new
Logan Square Neighborhood Association
. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro (far left) made excellent comments about the importance of early learning:
RT @WK_Kellogg_Fdn: Greatest return on investment are seen in #earlyed investments for our children - @JulianCastro #EducationNation #eceMayor Julián Castro
It's wonderful to see parents from the community being part of the education solution in this country - G. Canada, @HCZorg #EducationNationWKKF
Critical issues of parent - teacher engagement with Mayor Julian Castro at #EducationNationKarl Rectanus
RT @WK_Kellogg_Fdn: .@juliancastro says we need to shift the #edu ecosystem & focus on early yrs of a child's life #EducationNationBruce Lesley
Changing Minds Panel Discussion
WKKF Vice President of Program Strategy Carla Thompson introduced a panel on "grit," toughness and character in students - moderated by NBC News' Brian Williams.
Carla Thompson @WK_Kellogg_Fdn precedes @bwilliams for @educationNation panel on #character LIVE http://bit.ly/OVZR8FSusan Sawyers
Brian Williams introduces True Grit panelists.Facebook
Professor Dwek: "Mindset and #grit: it’s not a luxury, it’s what makes kids learn and achieve." #CharacterEdNat cc @educationnationParenting.com
Loving Angela Duckworth. She studies GRIT! How cool is that? #EducationNation #CharacterEdNat @iVillage #iVoicesLela Davidson
"Character and self-esteem are in conflict" for children today. - @paultough at #EducationNation #characterednatWKKF
David Brooks: Gallup random sample asked "are you an important person". In 1956, 12% yes. In 2005, 80% yes #CharacterEdNat @nytdavidbrooksVivian Schiller
Interview with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Case Study: Success for All & Wells Academy
Q&A with @arneduncan at #EducationNation http://pic.twitter.com/CB8yjz87Wendy Uptain
.@ArneDuncan says edu is an investment. Prez #Obama wants to invest in early childhood, afterschool programs, and teachers. #EducationNationAFT
@arneduncan just hit the spot with parental involvement in #earlyed #educationnationRick Noriega
Arne Duncan: We've invested $50m in @successforall. It's not a gift, it's an investment becuse they've had good results: #educationnationGrade-Level Reading
WKKF gave matching funds to the Success for All Foundation for its Investing in Innovation (i3) grant. NBC News'
looked at Wells Academy, which partnered with Success for All to improve student achievement.
RT @WK_Kellogg_Fdn: .@arneduncan “We haven’t invested enough in parental engagement” (cc: @usedgov) #educationnationSuccess for All
The path to the middle class runs right through the classroom. #educationnationArne Duncan
"The countries that out-educate us today will out-compete us tomorrow." - @arneduncan #educationnationUS Dept of Education
Case Study: Central Falls
took a focus on the importance of early literacy.
Margery Mayer of @scholastic: We need universal PreK. We need all-day kindergarten everywhere. #educationnationScholastic
John Gomperts from @fivepromises: Kids who don't read independently at 3rd grade are going to struggle through high school #educationnationGrade-Level Reading
RT @jfredricsmith: @fivepromises Gomperts: "#earlyed happens at the community level" @WK_Kellogg_Fdn #educationnationAmerica's Promise
Afternoon sessions included a gathering of CEOs, moderated by NBC News' Tom Brokaw on college and career readiness, and an interview with American Federation of Teachers' President Randi Weingarten.
How do we prepare students for careers that haven't even been imagined yet? - John H. Noseworthy, CEO of @mayoclinic #EducationNationWKKF
Andrea Mitchell interview with AFT President Randi Weingarten
Randi Weingarten, leader of the AFT union here! #educationnation http://pic.twitter.com/xiCxO5KrTrevon R. Jones
“When you invest in early childhood, you save $7 later on.” - @rweingarten. Learn more: http://ow.ly/dXjaC #ECE #educationnationWKKF
WKKF-Sponsored Case Study: Educare
WKKF President and CEO Sterling Speirn introduced a
Education Nation Case Study: Educare Preps At-Risk Children For SuccessEducare: Early Ed Leaves Daycare in Its Dust 50% The Challenge: By the time children from low-income families enter kindergarten, they ar...
Speirn spoke about the importance of WKKF's prenatal-to-8 approach to improving education and enabling children and families to thrive.
“It’s not just about the brain, or the mind, but it’s really about their hearts and souls” – WKKF president Sterling Speirn #EducationNationWKKF
Sterling Speirn, Kellogg: Educare exemplifies all we know abt early learning, consistently applying knowledge to reduce inequity #EarlyEdNatCaroline Hendrie
#EducationNation: Sterling Speirn says educational reform K-12 won't work unless have a prenatal-8 focus, according to brain & econ studiesEllen Galinsky
Sterling Speirn at Education Nation.jpgWK_Kellogg_Fdn
The future of our nation depends on us launching the #ece revolution says WKKF President Sterling Speirn #educationnationWKKF
After the case study, a panel with the president of grantee the
Ounce of Prevention Fund
, a master teacher from Educare of Omaha and the chancellor of the New York City Department of Education discussed the importance of early childhood education.
A view from the audience as Natalie Morales ...Facebook
Diana Mendley Rauner, @theOunce: "Early childhood education is the solution to education in general." #EarlyEdNatTeach For America
Jenny Kerby, Educare of Omaha: "Children can do anything when they leave our classrooms." #EarlyEdNatEducation Nation
“There’s nothing better than having an empowered community in terms of #ECE” – Dennis Walcott,@NYCSchools #EducationNation #EarlyEdNatWKKF
.@educareschools combines multiple funding streams to provide full day of early child ed. Very smart, much needed. #educationnationJonathan Schleifer
Early childhood education was a major theme throughout the entire day.
"It is about everyone starting on a level playing field." We agree, early childhood education is vital. #EducationNationAFT
@educationnation Thanks for bringing #earlyed to the forefront during the #educationnation Summit. Great #ece panel!AVANCE (ah-vahn-ceh)
A lot of talk about the importance of fostering grit and character in children starting at a young age. #educationnationScholastic
RT @hechingerreport: Is early education the solution to the achievement gap? #educationnation discusses #NYC's announcement to expand ki ...Marquita Brown
Learn more about Educare and its impact:
"It's not just about mind & brains for young ...Facebook
Case Study: Wraparound Services in Cincinnati Public Schools
The last panel of the day discussed community schools and wraparound services provided in
RT @WK_Kellogg_Fdn: Poverty is a reality, not an excuse for many students and families, says @rweingarten #EducationNationScholastic Teachers
RT @WK_Kellogg_Fdn: "Kids who are hungry do not do well in school" - @DrNancyNBCNEWS on the mission of wraparound services #EducationNationCaroline Hendrie
We need to stop focusing on schools & start focusing on the child with #WrapAroundService #CinciEdNet #EducationNationLisa Nielsen
"When you fail to educate children who live in poverty, you pay for it" - #CinciEdNat #EducationNation @parentingElina Bolokhova
That’s a wrap on an action-packed second day of Education Nation. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation couldn’t be more proud that early childhood education was given such a prominent national venue and so many speakers and members of the community understand that our kids can get a great start if we begin early. Up tomorrow, the third and final day of Education Nation, including a spotlight on WKKF grantee
, an interview with President Barack Obama and a live appearance from GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
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