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Education Nation 2012 - Day three recap
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Education Nation 2012 - Day three recap
Sep 25, 2012
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Education Nation - Day 3: Presidential Views on Education
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012
Storified by WKKF · Tue, Sep 25 2012 14:55:41
NBC News' Education Nation
concluded Tuesday. Below are highlights of the final day's events, which included a spotlight on WKKF grantee
and segments on both President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. See highlights below from the action-packed final day of Education Nation.
.@nbcnews Pres Capus kicking off day3 of #EducationNation, live stream all day on the web #learningrulesmrstevefiz
Case Study: Geddes Elementary
RT @WK_Kellogg_Fdn: Up Next: Panel on dual-language literacy & learning featuring @RickNoriega1 of @AVANCEinc #EducationNation #Gedd ...Rick Noriega
Education Nation took an in-depth look into
and dual-language programs to help child development and early literacy, especially among Hispanic students.
"Invest in early learning, early." - Ralph Smith @readingby3rd #EducationNation #GeddesEdNatWKKF
At-risk Children must get the appropriate #education services starting from Birth http://bit.ly/VzbEP4 #geddesEdNatAVANCE (ah-vahn-ceh)
RT @WK_Kellogg_Fdn: “He who speaks two languages is worth two people” – Geddes Elementary School Motto #EducationNation #GeddesEdNatEducation Nation
"Children's brains do not come programmed to a zip code." - Principal Virginia Castro, Geddes Elementary School #GeddesEdNatTeach For America
MSNBC anchor Alex Witt is on stage now ...Facebook
Rick Noriega (far right), the president and CEO of grantee AVANCE, said during the panel, "The parent is the first teacher and the home is the first classroom."
Capacity is there regardless of socio economic status -R Noriega AVANCE. #GeddesEdNat #EducationNation a way toward empowermentCamsie McAdams
79 percent of those in attendance at #educationnation say early ed dual language immersion is a great idea and effective #GeddesEdNatJackie Mader
Education Nation also heard from local policymakers and other education experts before interviews with the two presidential candidates.
"Education starts with the family that supports the child." -@GovBevPerdue #LocalEdNatEducation Nation
Couldn't agree more. RT @wk_kellogg_fdn: “Cultural intelligence is important” – Mayor @villaraigosa #LocalEdNat #EducationNationSchool Food FOCUS
The Presidential Candidates Speak on Education
In a taped interview with TODAY's Savannah Guthrie, President Barack Obama discussed parenting, teachers and his education goals.
President Barack Obama is sharing his views on ...Facebook
.@BarackObama: “Early childhood education makes a big difference -- particularly for kids who are low income” #ObamaEdNat #EducationNationWKKF
MT @parenting @BarackObama: "Parents have to parent. Turn off the tv & video, make sure the kids are doing their homework." #EducationNationToday's Moms
Obama: "I just get really tired of hearing teacher bashing as evidence of reform.. they're not doing it for the pay" #educationnationEmmeline Zhao
RT @WK_Kellogg_Fdn: @BarackObama goals: Hire 100,000 #STEM teachers, focus on #earlyed, transform low performing schools. #EducationNation100Kin10
.@BarackObama: "The best education is where kids learn how to learn and they learn how to think for themselves." #EducationNationParenting.com
Later, in a live address and interview with NBC News' Brian Williams, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney shared his views on education.
Mitt on #educationnation.nikileighbuds
MT @chendrie: Romney: I would link Title 1 & IDEA $ to students not schools to drive choice. Would grade schools too. #EducationNationFundforPublicSchools
.@MittRomney: I would insist schools are graded on a simple basis schools can understand: A through F, the way Florida did #EducationNationParenting.com
MItt Romney at @EducationNation in NYC: "Education is about teachers, great leadership, and parents." #Decision2012 #RomneyEdNatNBC News
"Invest in teachers. Teachers are the answer"-Mitt Romney speaking to #educationnation #decision2012The Hechinger Report
Some questions from Williams and the audience discussed poverty and early childhood education, including a question from Michigan Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan, who said that "We have not been able to make this a better place for kids who are in poverty."
RT @WK_Kellogg_Fdn: Great question from @suptflanagan to @MittRomney - "What would you do to get kids ready for kindergarten?" #Educatio ...FirstFiveYearsFund
Michigan Supt Michael Flanagan: We talk about college & career ready, but we don't have children kindergarten ready. #educationnationGrade-Level Reading
Romney on ECE/poverty: "I also don't think there's any substitute for the home." cc @paultough #educationnationJoy Resmovits
RT @Joy_Resmovits: Williams asks bout ECE. Romney: "Involvement of parents .. is an enormous advantage for the child." #educationnationHuffPostEducation
Education Nation Finale
NBC News' Brian Williams moderates the closing ...Facebook
In the closing session of Education Nation, Brian Williams moderated a panel with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and former secretaries Margaret Spellings, Rod Paige and Richard Riley.
RT @WK_Kellogg_Fdn: Dept. of Education “made a $4B investment in the bottom 5% of schools” – @arneduncan #EducationNation #ClosingEdNatAmerican Promise
Former US Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings: We're failing to teach our kids how to read and do math at a basic level. #ClosingEdNatTeach For America
Early childhood education continued to be a key topic.
#EducationNation: Secretaries Riley & Duncan: early childhood is the best investment we as a country can make esp earlier & higher qualityEllen Galinsky
Wild applause for Sec. Riley at #EducationNation: “We need to think in the long term. #ECE is a long term solution.” #ClosingEdNatWKKF
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