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Education Nation 2011: Chicago

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NBC NEWS - EVENTS -- Education Nation, Chicago -- Pictured: -- Photo by: Bill Richert/NBC / Bill Richert/NBC

Education Nation Chicago

Education Nation On-the-Road’s first stop was Chicago, Illinois! Chicago locals visited us at the Education Nation Experience on NBC Plaza, and 250 teachers came together for a Teacher Town Hall to talk about challenges and opportunities inside and outside the classroom. NBC News also convened Chicago civic and business leaders for a discussion on how best to prepare our students for the jobs of the future.

Teacher Town Hall

On Sunday, May 1, NBC News held a Teacher Town Hall for Chicago educators to brainstorm ideas, talk about what works in the classroom, and highlight the challenges of today’s education system.

The event was moderated by NBC News’ Tamron Hall and NBC Chicago’s Allison Rosati. Viewers in the Chicago area were able to watch the event live on NBC’s Chicago Nonstop channel, and we also streamed the program live here at EducationNation.com.

You can still watch the Chicago Teacher Town Hall here!

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Job One

On May 5, NBC News brought together business and civic leaders in Chicago to talk about the importance of educating America’s students to compete in the global economy. In a moderated discussion with NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell and NBC Chicago’s Lisa Parker, Chicagoland leaders talked about the needs of a 21st Century workforce and how best prepare our students for the jobs of the future.

You can still watch the Chicago Job One discussion here!

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NBC NEWS - EVENTS -- Education Nation, Chicago -- Pictured: -- Photo by: Bill Richert/NBC Bill Richert/NBC

The Chicago Experience

The Experience incorporated news, information, and activities intended to demonstrate important trends and issues in education, individualized learning styles, and opportunities for careers in emerging and growing fields. Leaving the exhibit, it is our hope that visitors were inspired to take action to better themselves, their families, their communities, and the nation as a whole.

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NBC NEWS - EVENTS -- Education Nation, Chicago -- Pictured: -- Photo by: Bill Richert/NBC / Bill Richert/NBC
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NBC NEWS - EVENTS -- Education Nation, Chicago -- Pictured: -- Photo by: Bill Richert/NBC / Bill Richert/NBC

Chicago Sponsors

Education Nation On-the-Road has been made possible through the generous support of our partners. We would like to thank the following organizations for their contributions to our events.

Title Sponsor

Scholastic

Scholastic Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and a leader in educational technology and services and children’s media. Scholastic Education has led the way in offering comprehensive school improvement solutions including highly-regarded reading and math programs and the gold-standard reading intervention program READ 180®.

Proud Partner of Education Nation On-The-Road

America's Promise

Alliance America’s Promise Alliance is the nation’s largest partnership organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth by raising awareness, supporting communities, and engaging in nonpartisan advocacy. Through our Grad Nation campaign, we harness the collective power of our partner network to mobilize Americans to end the high school dropout crisis and prepare young people for college and the 21st century workforce.