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What Does It Take To Prepare A Student for the Future?

In October 2013, NBC’s Education Nation and the Teaching Channel presented the 4th Annual NBC News Education Nation Summit, which included an opening ceremony, a student town hall, a teacher town hall, a Common Core teacher institute, panels and master classes, and an innovation challenge which awarded $75,000 to a winning education start-up company.

The overarching theme of the summit was “What It Takes” for America to ensure that students are prepared for college, career and beyond. Here’s what a few people had to say:


“For student success, I believe it takes a passion: You have to decide who you want to be and how you want to get there. That’s the most important thing.” – Tom Brokaw

“For student success, we need high, lofty expectations. We need parent engagement. We need to have teachers that do spectacular work being rewarded for their efforts. We need to embrace technology to ensure that every child learns.” – Jeb Bush (source)

Missouri Parent wants to know: What do you think it takes to prepare Missouri’s K-12 students for college, career, and beyond? Do you think that early childhood education is critical? How about funding for Missouri’s public schools? Leave a comment on the Blog or on our Facebook Page today.


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