2012 Education Nation Summit
(NBC News moderators and session timing may be adjusted due to breaking news)

Sunday, September 23

TBD Meet the Press at Education Nation TBD

8a – 10a Student Town Hall (Moderated by Melissa Harris-Perry)
msnbc special edition of Melissa Harris-Perry (broadcast from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.)

12p – 2p Teacher Town Hall (Moderated by Brian Williams)
LIVE msnbc special broadcast event

3:30p – 4:30p Parent Engagement/Advocacy Panel Discussion (Moderated by Alex Wagner)

6p – 7p Won’t Back Down
msnbc special event live from the red carpet

7p Won’t Back Down World Premiere Event
Red carpet film screening at the Ziegfeld Theatre followed by reception at the New York Public Library

Monday, September 24

7a – 7:45a Breakfast/Registration

7:45a – 8a Welcome by NBC News President Steve Capus
Remarks by NYPL President Anthony Marx
Remarks by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Introduction/Opening Video with Tom Brokaw

8a – 9:15a LIVE from Education Nation across the NBC News platforms

National Security Crisis? (Interview with Andrea Mitchell, Andrea Mitchell Reports)
The Council on Foreign Relations has declared that “the United States’ failure to educate its students leaves them unprepared to compete and threatens the country’s ability to thrive in a global economy and maintain its leadership role.” Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will explain how education impacts national security – and what we can do about it.

Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State

Innovation Challenge (Interview with Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, CNBC)
The second year of Education Nation’s Innovation Challenge features new teams, bigger challenges and a more interactive format that gives Summit participants, NBC News viewers and the online/social media audience a voice in figuring out which technology is going to be the best tool for teachers in the classroom – and which young contestants are going to walk away with the resources to launch their business dreams.

Case Study #1 (Moderated by Savannah Guthrie, TODAY)
Logan Square Neighborhood Association
Topics: Poverty; parent/community engagement; wraparound services

Intro Interview (with Jenna Bush Hager)
Julián Castro, Mayor, San Antonio

Additional Panelists
Patricia Lopez, Parent Mentor, Logan Square Neighborhood Association

9:15a – 9:45a Case Study #2 (Moderated by Rehema Ellis)
Worcester Tech High School
Topics: College/career readiness; business engagement; turnaround

Dennis Van Roekel, NEA
Sheila Harrity, Principal, Worcester Tech High School
Additional TBD

9:45a – 10:15a Case Study #3 (Moderated by Kate Snow)
Topics: Quality teaching; teacher recruitment; STEM

Tom Luce, National Math and Science Initiative
Bernard Harris, first African-American to walk in space
UTEACH teacher TBD

10:15a – 10:35a Break

10:35a – 11:15a Changing Minds (Moderated by Brian Williams)
The latest research on character traits like grit, perseverance and self-control is changing what we say and how we teach. This session will include an interactive presentation and panel discussion.

Interactive Presentation (part 1)
Angela Duckworth, University of Pennsylvania
Carol Dweck, Stanford University

Panel Discussion (part 2)
David Brooks, The New York Times
Paul Tough, author – How Children Succeed
Carol Dweck, Stanford University
Angela Duckworth, University of Pennsylvania

11:15a – 11:35a Gaming (Moderated by Tamron Hall)
Game-based learning has the ability to fundamentally change education. Imagine a world where students poured their energy into a game that helped teach them math and they actually enjoyed it. At the Education Nation Summit, we’ll witness the power and potential of gaming to provide exciting tools for teachers to help personalize learning, engage students in fun new ways, and adapt in real-time to improve student learning. This session will include a fun demonstration and crowd-sourcing exercise in which Summit delegates will help create a new game for the nation’s classrooms.

Interactive Presentation
Zoran Popović, Director, Center for Game Science, U. of Washington

11:35a – 12p Case Study #4 (Interview with Tamron Hall)
Success for All / Wells Academy
Topic: Turnaround

Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education

12p – 12:30p Case Study #5 (Moderated by Chelsea Clinton)
Central Falls
Topic: Early literacy

Case Study Participant TBD
Anthony Marx, NYPL
John Gomperts, President & CEO, America’s Promise Alliance

12:30p Break for Lunch

12:45p Lunch Begins

1:20p – 2p The Skills Gap (Moderated by Maria Bartiromo)
As a result of America’s skills gap, half of U.S. employers are reporting shortages for “mission critical” positions. With the connection between education and employment clearer than ever – and with the nation laser-focused on jobs and the economy – Education Nation will explore how stronger skills and higher levels of education can power America’s next great economic surge.

Laura D’Andrea Tyson, UC Berkeley
CT Gov. Dannel Malloy
Additional TBD

2p Break for Move to Bartos Forum

2:15p – 3:05p CEO Roundtable (Moderated by Tom Brokaw)
America’s business leaders are making historic investments in education, committing billions of dollars to local and national public/private partnerships to help ensure that all children receive a quality education. As NBC News focuses on education solutions at the 2012 Education Nation Summit, the CEO Roundtable will explore how top business visionaries are addressing our education challenges. How do we make sure our workforce is prepared for the future? How do we promote vibrant communities across the country? How can business, government, foundations and other stakeholders collaborate to achieve these ambitious goals? And what are the roles and responsibilities of the corporate sector?

Case Study #6
Mountain Home Career Academies
Topic: College/career readiness; career academies

3:05p – 3:20p Teachers’ Unions in the 21st Century (Interview with Savannah Guthrie)
AFT President Randi Weingarten is defining a vision for “solutions-driven unionism,” telling her members that it’s up to them to show “that we have the know-how and the determination to solve problems.” This Education Nation 1-on-1 interview will explore what that could mean for the future of education, what it looks like, where it’s working and where it’s not.

Randi Weingarten, President, AFT

3:20p – 3:50p Case Study #7 (Moderated by José Díaz-Balart)
Carpe Diem
Topics: Blended learning; technology; charter schools

Gov. Jeb Bush
Rick Ogston, CEO, Carpe Diem
Student TBD

3:50p – 4p Innovation Challenge Check-In

4p – 4:20p Break

4:20p – 4:55p Case Study #8 (Moderated by Natalie Morales)
Topics: Early childhood education; parent engagement

Dennis Walcott, Chancellor, NYC Department of Education
Diana Mendley Rauner, President, Ounce of Prevention Fund
Additional TBD

4:55p – 5:30p Case Study #9 (Moderated by Nancy Snyderman)
Topic: Wraparound services

Cincinnati teacher TBD
Jeff Edmondson, Managing Director, Strive Network
Geoff Canada, Harlem Children’s Zone

Education Nation @ NYPL Dinner & Discussion
6:30p Arrivals & Reception (McGraw Rotunda)

7p Doors Open (Salomon Room)

7:10p Education Nation Goes to College (Moderated by Tom Brokaw)
With DECISION 2012 on the horizon, Education Nation convenes a special evening program on the relationship between high school graduation, college and career preparedness, and college access and completion – from the gap between what students learn in high school to their ability to afford college, enroll and earn a degree.

Opening Conversation
General Colin Powell, America’s Promise Alliance

Program Reconvenes

Panel Options
Eduardo Padrón, President, Miami Dade College
Additional TBD

Tuesday, September 25

7a – 7:45a Breakfast

8a – 8:10a Innovation Challenge Check-In

8:10a – 8:25a Skills Gap Interview (Moderated by Tom Brokaw)

8:25a – 8:55a Case Study #10 (Moderated by Alex Witt)
Geddes Elementary School
Topics: Child development; literacy; dual language; Hispanic students

Virginia Castro, Principal, Geddes Elementary School
Patricia Kuhl, University of Washington
Rick Noriega, AVANCE

8:55a – 9:25a The Common Core (Moderated by Rehema Ellis)
Forty-five states have adopted the Common Core, but what will it really mean for students, teachers and the nation’s competitiveness? This session starts with a live teacher demonstration showing the Common Core in action, leading to a panel discussion of what it will take to successfully implement the new standards across the country – and what we can learn from the experience so far.

Monica Sims, Teacher, Chicago Public Schools
David Coleman, Student Achievement Partners
John Deasy, Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District
Lily Eskelsen, Vice President, NEA

9:25a – 10:10a Conclusion of the Innovation Challenge (Moderated by Brian Williams with Craig Melvin)

Craig Barrett, Retired Chairman, Intel
Kaya Henderson, Chancellor, Washington DC Public Schools
Additional TBD

10:10a – 10:25a Break

10:25a – 10:40a DECISION 2012 at Education Nation (PENDING)
In the biggest education event of the 2012 Presidential campaign, President Obama shares his vision for the nation’s education future and what it will take to prepare all Americans for the high-skill jobs of the 21st century.

10:40a – 11a All Ed Is Local (Moderated by David Gregory)
A Meet the Press-style session putting the presidential election in an education context and discussing the education and skills agenda following the election, with leading Governors, Mayors and other state and local perspectives.

11a – 11:45a DECISION 2012 at Education Nation (Moderated by Brian Williams)
In the biggest education event of the 2012 Presidential campaign, Governor Romney shares his vision for the nation’s education future and what it will take to prepare all Americans for the high-skill jobs of the 21st century.

11:45a – 12:35p Closing Session (Moderated by Brian Williams)
Joined by the nation’s current and former U.S. Secretaries of Education, NBC News looks back at the 2012 National Summit and announces plans for Education Nation Year-Round in 2013.

Secretaries of Education
Arne Duncan
Margaret Spellings
Rod Paige
Richard Riley
William Bennett