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"What types of training are teachers going to be able to have? What flexibility are teachers going to have to be able to implement that?" said Lori Nazareno, co-lead teacher at the Math & Science Leadership Academy in Denver.

Nazareno was one of about 12 panelists who weighed in on issues from school innovation to technology in rural schools to the new teacher evaluation system.

The event was anchored by NBC Chief Education Correspondent Rehema Ellis. Panelists took questions from audience members as well those sending in questions online.

Patti Harrington is from Greenlee Elementary in Denver. As a panelist, she told the audience how reforms can make a difference.

"We moved up a lot and it has a lot to do with systems and structures being in place," said Harrington.

One audience member, a teacher, wanted to know that if reforms are supposed to impact low-performing schools, what about the others.

"How can we differentiate what we need from our communities so that the high performing schools can still be high performing?" she asked.

The event was broadcast live on Channel 20 Sunday night. It was also streamed live on NBC's Education Nation website.

Education Nation continues through Friday April 20th.

(KUSA-TV © 2012 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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