NBC’s Education Nation

About National PTA’s Partnership with Education Nation
National PTA® is proud to support NBC News on an exciting, unprecedented week-long event to examine and redefine education in America. Education Nation featured a nationally broadcast, in-depth conversation about improving education in the United States.

National PTA is partnering with Education Nation to help shine a spotlight on the important role that families can play in supporting their child’s education. The research is overwhelmingly clear: when parents play a positive role in their children’s education, students do better in school. When parents are involved, students have better test scores and higher grades; attend school and pass their classes; and graduate from high school and attend college.

Video Links. Here are some video links from NBC’s Education Nation that you might find interesting. Click on the links below to view.

National PTA CEO Byron V. Garrett’s appearance on the “Today Show” as he and Vicki L. Phillips, Education Director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, explain how the Education Nation Scorecard works. 2:27 min.


This link shows the “Power of Parents” where parents in a CA school district saved 107 teachers jobs by raising $2 million, grass roots style.  2:23 min.http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39154226/vp/39448393#39448393

The Education Nation summit concluded with a passionate discussion between parents, teachers, students, and policy makers about potential solutions to the challenges and obstacles facing America’s education system. NBC Nightly News anchor and managing editor Brian Williams moderates this special session.  108 min.  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39154226/vp/39441352#39441352

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