Teacher Town Hall: Part 1
Teacher Town Hall: Part 2
The fourth annual Teacher Town Hall aired live on MSNBC 12:00 – 2:00 PM ET Sunday, October 6. To coincide with the overall theme of this year's Summit, "What It Takes," the discussion focused on what it takes for teachers to be successful in today's school system. This conversation explored the most important challenges and opportunities teachers face in the classroom and provided them a forum to examine how to ensure they receive the resources they need to guide students in their academic careers.
Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor of "NBC Nightly News," was joined by NBC News' Chief Education Correspondent Rehema Ellis in leading this national conversation with America's teachers. MSNBC's Tamron Hall and NBC News' Jenna Bush Hager also took part by facilitating questions from the audience. We posted questions on our Facebook page, our Google+ page, and on Twitter with #EducationNation leading up to the Teacher Town Hall. Responses and ideas were collected to inform and guide the conversation, so thank you to all who weighed in.
While hundreds of teachers gathered in person in New York City at The New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman building, other teachers from across the country to joined the live conversation virtually during the broadcast on our Facebook page, our Google+ page, and on Twitter with #EducationNation. The entire broadcast was also streamed here on our website.
The 2013 Teacher Town Hall was supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and ExxonMobil. Knowledge Partners included NBC Learn and The Teaching Channel.
ABOUT THE HOSTS
Brian Williams is seen by more U.S. television viewers on a daily basis than any other individual. Since taking over as anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News in 2004, he has strengthened the broadcast's position as the most-watched newscast in all of television and has become the most highly decorated evening news anchor of the modern era.
Rehema Ellis is NBC News’ Chief Education Correspondent and the moderator of both the Teacher Town Hall and Student Town Hall for Education Nation On-The-Road. Her reports appear on NBC Nightly News, TODAY, and MSNBC.
Jenna Bush Hager is a contributing correspondent for NBC News’ TODAY, covering a variety of human interest and feature stories. Hager began her career as an elementary school teacher in 2005 in Washington, D.C.