Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Obama on Education Nation Sept. 25

Read NBC's full schedule of events for Education Nation here You'll note that Romney's going to give it a whirl as well -- live. He should be able to discuss education without screwing up. Apparently, like his Medicare plan, his education plan is also a voucher system. Like all of his the other plans, he hasn't offered any details. Read an analysis of his plan here. Read Mitt's plan according to him here. 

Tuesday, September 25

Morning Sessions:

Tom Brokaw hosts a session on public-private partnerships and closing the skills gap, featuring U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis.

Case Study #9, moderated by Rehema Ellis
Topics include: College/career readiness, business engagement, and turnaround schools. Confirmed participants include Dennis Van Roekel, President of the National Education Association.

Case Study #10, moderated by MSNBC's Alex Witt
Topics include: child development, literacy; dual language, and minority students

Conclusion of the Citi Innovation Challenge, moderated by Brian Williams with MSNBC's Craig Melvin, featuring: Walter Isaacson, President & CEO, The Aspen Institute; Kaya Henderson, Chancellor, Washington DC Public Schools; Craig Barrett, Retired Chairman, Intel; and Mark Mason, Chief Executive Officer, Citi Holdings.

DECISION 2012 at Education Nation (Part 1): President Obama shares his vision for the nation’s education future in a taped interview with Savannah Guthrie, discussing what it will take to prepare all Americans for the high-skill jobs of the 21st century.

NBC News' David Gregory leads a "Meet the Press"-style session putting the presidential election in an education context and discussing the education and skills agenda following the election, with leading Governors, Mayors and other state and local perspectives. Confirmed panelists include Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles, and Governor Beverly Perdue of North Carolina.

DECISION 2012 at Education Nation (Part 2): Governor Romney joins Brian Williams live on stage at the Education Nation Summit to share his vision for the nation’s education future and answer questions from Summit attendees, discussing what it will take to prepare all Americans for the high-skill jobs of the 21st century.

Brian Williams closes the 2012 "Education Nation" Summit by convening the nation’s current and former U.S. Secretaries of Education. NBC News looks back at the 2012 National Summit and announces plans for "Education Nation" Year-Round in 2013.