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Education Nation 2013: Phoenix

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Education Nation Phoenix

NBC News, 12 News, The Arizona Republic, azcentral.com and Telemundo Phoenix hosted a week's worth of events and programming to engage the community on critical education issues.

Phoenix Summit Sessions

NBC News, 12 News and Telemundo Phoenix host discussions on efforts to improve early literacy, raise outcomes for all students and prepare Arizona’s present and future workforce to compete in a global economy.

NBC News Chief White House Correspondent and Political Director Chuck Todd and Chief Education Correspondent Rehema Ellis joined 12 News Anchor/Reporter Kim Covington, 12 News Today Anchors Fay Fredricks and Doug Meehan and Noticiero Telemundo Arizona News Anchor/Reporter Patricia Batres in hosting the Phoenix Summit.

What Arizona Wants: Raising the Bar in Education

Moderated by: Rehema Ellis, Chief Education Correspondent, NBC News

Sponsored by: Helios Education Foundation

NBC News Chief Education Correspondent Rehema Ellis speaks with a parent, teacher and student about their experiences with the Arizona public school system.

Watch the session here!

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Education Nation Phoenix: Early Literacy

Moderated by: Rehema Ellis, Chief Education Correspondent, NBC News

NBC News Chief Education Correspondent Rehema Ellis moderates a discussion about Arizona’s efforts to improve early literacy through a new statewide law.

Watch the session here!

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K12: Improving the Outcome

Moderated by: Chuck Todd, White House Correspondent, NBC News

NBC News Chief White House Correspondent and Political Director Chuck Todd moderates a discussion with local policymakers and practitioners about raising outcomes for students in the K-12 system.

Watch the session here!

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Job One: Preparing Arizona to Compete in the 21st Century Economy

Moderated by: Chuck Todd, White House Correspondent, NBC News

Sponsored by: University of Phoenix

NBC News Chief White House Correspondent and Political Director Chuck Todd speaks with business leaders about college and career preparedness, followed by a roundtable with three mayors about their efforts on education and employment.

Watch the session here!

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Town Halls

Teacher Town Hall

The Education Nation Teacher Town Hall in Phoenix is a unique forum that brings together local teachers for a frank and open discussion about what’s working in the classroom and how to address the top challenges.

Watch the town hall here!

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Student Town Hall

Sponsored by: Expect More Arizona

Education Nation brings the Student Town Hall format on the road in Phoenix, letting students voice their opinion on what's working in their schools and their hopes for their own education.

Watch the town hall here!

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Phoenix Sponsors

Education Nation Phoenix has been made possible through the generous support of our sponsors. We would like to thank the following organizations for their contributions to our events:

LEAD SPONSOR

Helios Education Foundation

Helios Education Foundation is focused on creating opportunities for individuals to succeed in postsecondary education by advancing the academic preparedness of all students and fostering a high-expectations, college-going culture in Arizona and Florida. The Foundation focuses its investments across the education continuum in three key impact areas: Early Childhood Education, the Transition Years and Postsecondary Success.

SUPPORTING SPONSOR

University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help working adults move efficiently from education to careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, relevant and engaging courses, and interactive learning can help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives.

KNOWLEDGE PARTNERS

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to ensure that all students graduate from high school prepared to succeed in college and careers and increase significantly the number of young people who complete a degree beyond high school with real value in the workplace.

Expect More Arizona

Expect More Arizona is a non-partisan education advocacy organization working to create a high expectations culture across the state. Through raising public awareness, outreach and moving people to action, Expect More Arizona is building a movement dedicated to ensuring all Arizona students receive a world-class education and are prepared to succeed in college, career and life.

NBC Learn

NBC Learn is the education arm of NBC News. We believe in the power of stories to engage 21st century learners and offer a new way to inspire students and empower teachers in and out of the classroom.