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Education Nation comes to Denver in April

9:07 AM, Apr 9, 2012   |    comments
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Making its first stop in Denver beginning on April 12, the NBC News team will spend a week in the city, partnering with its affiliate station, KUSA, and its sister networks, MSNBC and Telemundo, to create a public dialogue around education issues faced by the region. During the week, NBC News and its partner stations will air education-focused programming and host a series of special events that bring Denver-area business leaders, elected officials, educators, parents and students together to share information, exchange ideas and inspire change.

NBC News' on-air programming for the week will include reports on "Today," "NBC Nightly News," and MSNBC. 9NEWS is providing education-related reports leading up to and during the Denver leg of the "Education Nation" tour (April 12-16), as well as coverage of the "Education Nation Denver" events. Telemundo will present all "Education Nation" news coverage under the banner of "El Poder de Saber," an annual long-standing Spanish-language initiative focused on promoting the educational advancement of young Latinos.

The kick off of "Education Nation Denver, is on Thursday, April 12 at noon. Local leaders will join Denver-area students and the NBC News team at the official opening ceremony for Education Nation Denver.

The evening of Sunday, April 15, at 6 p.m., NBC News Chief Education Correspondent Rehema Ellis along with 9NEWS reporters Nelson Garcia and Nick McGurk will lead a live Teacher Town Hall forum from the History Colorado Center that brings together local teachers of all levels for a frank and open discussion about what works in the classroom and how to address the top challenges facing the region's education system.

Teachers will be invited to participate in-person or via webcast with the ability to provide comments and feedback through EducationNation.com and social media platforms. The Teacher Town Hall will be televised live on 9NEWS and streamed live on EducationNation.com.

On Monday, April 16, MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" will air live from outside the History Colorado Center, and will feature a segment on education as part of the "Education Nation On-The-Road" tour.

Then at 12:00pm, Denver-area leading business and civic leaders will gather at the History Colorado Center for Job One: Preparing America to Compete in the 21st Century, a moderated panel discussion led by NBC News' Andrea Mitchell.

Panelists and guests will share ideas and recommendations for ensuring the region's students and workforce have a competitive edge in our global economy. The "Job One" event will be televised live on 9NEWS and streamed live on EducationNation.com.

(KUSA-TV © 2012 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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