Education Nation rolls into Detroit

Published On: Mar 18 2013 12:24:44 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 18 2013 01:52:07 PM EDT

Starting Friday, March 22, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation will join with NBC News and Local 4 to bring the education broadcasting initiative, Education Nation, to local communities in

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Based in Battle Creek, Mich., WKKF is proud to support the summit in its home state, and help engage communities on important education issues affecting vulnerable children and families. In Michigan, WKKF invests in its priority places of Battle Creek, Detroit and Grand Rapids, as well as in organizations throughout the state.

The grantmaking foundation is working closely with NBC News and its local news affiliate, WDIV Local 4, to provide a platform to share some of the education challenges faced by vulnerable children and families, spotlight community-led education efforts underway and showcase promising approaches and programs. Education Nation Detroit will include in-depth panel discussions and interviews on the importance of early childhood education, school choice and workforce development, as well as interactive teacher and student town halls. For more information about Education Nation "On-the-Road" visit

What:              NBC News Education Nation Detroit Summit, supported by WKKF 

Who:               Sterling Speirn, president and CEO, WKKF

                       Carla Thompson, vice president – program strategy, WKKF

                       Chelsea Clinton, special correspondent, NBC News

                       Rehema Ellis, chief education correspondent, NBC News

                       Rhonda Walker, anchor, WDIV Local 4 

Where:            Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

                        315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201


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