From the Press Release from NBC:
The fourth annual Summit will tackle what it takes for a student to be successful in the classroom and beyond.See any actual classroom teachers?
This year, the fourth annual Education Nation Summit will explore “What It Takes” to get a student through school and ready to succeed in college, career and beyond on Monday, October 7 and Tuesday, October 8. Through individual stories, we will form a collective snapshot of the challenges facing our public education system, as well as some of the real successes being achieved in meeting those challenges. We will examine the lives and aspirations of young people at critical junctures in their academic careers to better understand the resources and supports that students need in order to truly succeed.
We will hear perspectives on “What It Takes” from some of the biggest names in education, politics, business, and entertainment, as well as from those on the front lines of education: the teachers, students, administrators, and parents at our Summit. We’d also like to hear from YOU, and we invite you to submit your ideas for “What It Takes;" you can find instructions here. Some of the "What It Takes" topics that will be covered at the 2013 Summit are:
A Great Start
More Than High School: Disrupting Higher Ed
We will be live streaming the following events on EducationNation.com (exact times to be released in the coming weeks):
Student Town Hall: Sunday, October 6, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET
Teacher Town Hall: Sunday, October 6, 12 - 2 p.m. ET
2013 Education Nation Summit: Monday, October 7 and Tuesday, October 8,
approximately 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Below is a list of confirmed panelists, presenters and interviewees for the 2013 Education Nation Summit. We will be posting details about the Summit agenda and panel times, as well as the names of new panelists on an ongoing basis, so keep checking back here for updates.
Timothy M. Armstrong
CEO and Chairman, AOL Inc.
Chair, Forum for Community Solutions & CEO, Melody Barnes Solutions, LLC
Co-Founder and Board President, Exploring the Arts
Singer and Co-Founder and Board Member, Exploring the Arts
CEO and Chairman, Goldman Sachs
Mayor, New York City
Assistant Superintendent, Family and Student Engagement, Boston Public Schools
Sean P. “Jack” Buckley
Commissioner, National Center for Education Statistics
Governor Jeb Bush
Former Governor of Florida
Dr. Pamela Cantor
Founder, President and CEO, Turnaround for Children, Inc.
Dr. Meria Joel Carstarphen
Superintendent, Austin Independent School District
President and Chief Executive Officer, The College Board
Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.
President, Purdue University
Dr. John E. Deasy
Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District
U.S. Secretary of Education
Co-Founder and CEO, Stand for Children
Marian Wright Edelman
Founder and President, The Children's Defense Fund
Co-Founder and VP of External Affairs, FoodCorps
Olympic Gold Medalist
Dr. Phil Fisher
Psychologist and Professor, University of Oregon
Actress and Founder and Board Chair, The Hawn Foundation
Anne T. Henderson
Author, Beyond the Bake Sale and Senior Consultant, Annenberg Institute for School Reform
Freeman A. Hrabowski, III
President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Scott and Donya Bommer Professor in Economics, Stanford University
Parent, Coral Gables, FL
Founder and CEO, Quirky
Author, Improbable Scholars and Professor of Public Policy, UC-Berkeley
Paul J. LeBlanc
President, Southern New Hampshire University
Sara Martinez Tucker
CEO, National Math + Science Initiative
Dr. Anthony Marx
President and CEO, The New York Public Library
Former Louisiana State Superintendent of Education and Member Emeritus, Chiefs for Change
Dr. Andre Perry
Founding Dean of Urban Education at Davenport University
Daniel R. Porterfield
President, Franklin & Marshall College
Founder and Managing Partner, GSV Advisors
Dr. Irwin Redlener
President and Co-Founder, Children’s Health Fund
Author, The Smartest Kids in the World and TIME Investigative Journalist
Co-Founder and CEO, New Classrooms Innovation Partners
City Year Corps Member
Dr. William Schmidt
University Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University
Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, America Achieves
President and CEO, National Mentoring Partnership
M. Night Shyamalan
Screenwriter, Director, Producer and Founder of the M. Night Shyamalan Foundation
Dr. Dana L. Suskind
Director, Pediatric Cochlear Implantation Program and Professor, Surgery and Pediatrics, University of Chicago
Brenda Van Gorder
Director of Preschool Services, Granite School District
Chancellor, New York City Department of Education
President, American Federation of Teachers
Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Vice President, Apollo Group
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