September 2, 2011  •  Gertie & Mary  •  Articles - Events - Save the Children

NBC News today announced its first list of confirmed panel topics for the “Education Nation” Summit that begins September 25th at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. This year’s lineup of education panels will include sessions on teaching and testing, the brain science behind early learning, and the value of higher education in today’s economy.

“Building on the success of and lessons learned at last year’s Summit, we’re taking a new approach this year by diving deeper into our session topics— uncovering the many challenges and opportunities that exist in American education,” said NBC News President Steve Capus. “We’ll be exploring a line up of issues that drive to the heart of education— from early childhood education, up to higher ed.”

Every child starts with one thing in common: the potential to learn. And that’s where the Education Nation Summit will begin—with a visual journey into the science of brain development and early childhood learning—showing how a child’s first few formative years impact his or her entire life. NBC News’ Chief Medical Editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman will moderate this session on Monday, September 26th. Jennifer Garner, artist ambassador for “Save The Children,” is confirmed to participate on the panel.


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