Education Nation, the NBC News’ initiative to engage the country in conversations about the state of education in America, is once again putting the spotlight on our country’s education system. It’s “On-the-Road” program has come to Denver, Colorado, with a series of events slated from April 12 through April 20.
This education program was made possible by NBC News and 9News along with their partnership with the History Colorado Center, Denver Art Museum and Denver Museum of Nature and Science “to unlock unique learning opportunities for families, students and other visitors.”
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock kicked off the Education Nation opening ceremony yesterday by speaking before students and teachers about the city’s program, Denver Education Compact, which is designed to to improve education for all Denver students.
Additional Education Nation events include:
Moderator Rehema Ellis, NBC News Chief Education Correspondant, will engage local educators in an in-depth conversation about local education issues.
WHEN: Sunday, April 15, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Mountain time)
WHERE TO WATCH: You can watch the Teacher Town Hall and participate in a live chat at EducationNation.com, or watch it on Channel 20 (in Denver).
NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell moderates a panel with local business leaders to talk about the role that education plays in job creation and job readiness. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will deliver opening remarks.
WHEN: Monday, April 16, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. (Mountain time)
WHERE TO WATCH: Broadcast live on 9NEWS, and streamed live at EducationNation.com.
Local experts join NBC News’ Rehema Ellis to discuss grade-level reading and Colorado’s future.
WHEN: Sunday, April 15, 3:30 to 4:30pm. (Mountain time)
WHERE TO WATCH: Broadcast Thursday, April 19 at 7pm on 9NEWS.
Additionally, the “Education Nation Express” bus will travel throughout the Colorado region, with 9NEWS Education Reporter Nelson Garcia highlighting examples of education innovation in action.