Monday, September 26, 2011

HechingerEd Blog | Governors take stage at Education Nation

HechingerEd Blog | Governors take stage at Education Nation:

Governors take stage at Education Nation

(Photo by Nick Pandolfo)

After lunch, a panel of 10 state governors sat down with Brian Williams to discuss the state of education in America. They spoke and took questions about a wide range of topics: fromhow to evaluate teachers to the the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waivers that wereannounced by President Obama last Friday, tofor-profit programs and partnerships taking place across the country. A point brought up multiple times by teachers during the day related to how teachers can share knowledge and experiences. A teacher from the audience said to the panel of governors, “We need to share best practices on a pedagogical level. How do you get best practices out there and share them?”

NBC was criticized by some for putting on a summit at last year’s Education Nation that was anti-

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