NBC News annnounces "Education Nation" 2012

NBC News President Steve Capus announced today the network’s plans for “Education Nation” in 2012. Heading into its third year, the “Education Nation” initiative will employ all platforms of NBC News— including MSNBC, programs like “NBC Nightly News,” “Today,” “Rock Center,” and “Meet the Press,” digital properties such as msnbc.com and EducationNation.com, and live events across the country—in an effort to spotlight the challenges, potential solutions and innovations of today's education landscape.

The centerpiece of “Education Nation” 2012 will be the national summit in New York City from Sept. 23-25, when NBC News will convene policymakers, elected officials, teachers, parents, thought leaders, educators, members of the business community and engaged citizens in a national discussion about education. The summit will showcase real-life examples of communities and classrooms that are closing the skills gap and educating students so they can compete for the jobs of the future. The event will be held in a new venue to be announced later this spring.

The network is also continuing “Education Nation On-The-Road,” which will feature a Teacher Town Hall meeting moderated by NBC News and local stations, and an educator-only forum to discuss what works in the classroom. Stops will be in Denver, Atlanta and Miami. For more information, visit www.educationnation.com.