Beginning Sunday, September 23, the NBC "Education Nation" National Summit will take place in New York.
This year the summit will highlight a number of case studies and their solutions-based tools that can apply to real life issues across the education system.
NBC News President Steve Capus expressed that one of the goals of this year's summit is to "shine a bright light on some of those success stories to help communities around the country replicate those successes."
According to NBC News: "Accompanying each example will be a robust digital toolkit with details on each program's history, how it works and is funded, and its results. Case studies will be incorporated into the Summit program, as well as featured on-air across NBC News, and available for viewing and download at EducationNation.com beginning Sept. 24."
Case study examples come from Illinois, Massachusetts, Texas, Ohio, California, Arkansas, Rhode Island, and a program that engages a network of cities across the country. The case studies focus on various issues such as: parent mentoring programs; turning around low performing schools via a cultural shift in academics and through community partnerships; a program that increases the quality of HS math, science and computer science teachers; the improvement of reading ability to help students reach grade-level performance; etc.
You may read the full news release here.