The Education Nation On-The-Road tour kicks off in Detroit! March 22-29

   The Education Nation On-The-Road tour kicks off in Detroit! March 22-29

WDIV-Local 4's Devin Scillian, Carmen Harlan, Rhonda Walker and Steve
Garagiola, along with NBC News' Chelsea Clinton and Rehema Ellis, host a
"power week" of events in the community, on-air and online, including a
Detroit Summit and two Town Hall meetings.

PR Newswire

DETROIT, March 20, 2013

DETROIT, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Education Nation is a partnership
between WDIV-Local 4 and NBC to bring local leaders and educators together to
discuss critical education issues affecting the city and the region.

"WDIV-Local 4 is proud to partner with NBC News for this ground-breaking
series of summits and town hall meetings," said Marla Drutz, VP & General
Manager of WDIV-Local 4. "A great education is the key to a fulfilling life.
We're committed to shining a light on the innovative approaches that are
improving education, and getting honest answers about the challenges that
still remain."

To kick off "Education Nation Detroit," on Friday, March 22, at 9am, NBC News
will host an Opening Ceremony emceed by WDIV-Local 4's Devin Scillian.
Governor Rick Snyder will share his perspective on how to ensure Michigan
students and workers are prepared to succeed in the 21^st Century. Also
participating is Mayor Dave Bing, W.K. Kellogg Foundation President & CEO
Sterling Speirn, General Motors Foundation President Vivian Pickard, Wright
Museum President & CEO Juanita Moore, Detroit Tigers Mascot PAWS, and area

All events will be held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American

Detroit Summit
Conversations with local education, business, government and community leaders
about early childhood education, school choice and college and career

Panels include -- Early Learning: Sowing Seeds for Success, sponsored by the
W.K. Kellogg Foundation; K-12: New Choices in Changing Times, sponsored by
the General Motors Foundation; Job One: Preparing Michigan to Compete in the
21st Century Economy, sponsored by University of Phoenix.

WHEN: Friday, March 22, 9:45am-1pm
WHERE TO WATCH: Live from 12:30-1pm on Local 4, Job One: Preparing Michigan to
Compete in the 21st Century Economy. The entire program (9:45am-1pm) will be
streamed live on
HOSTS: Devin Scillian and Rhonda Walker along with NBC's Chelsea Clinton and
Rehema Ellis.

For more info:

Student Town Hall
The first-ever Student Town Hall on the Education Nation Tour, lets students
voice their opinion on what's working in their schools and what they hope for
their own education.

WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 2-3:30pm
WHERE TO WATCH: The entire program will be streamed live on, and the first hour will air the following day on
WDIV-Local 4 from 12-1pm - Sunday, March 24.
HOSTS: Carmen Harlan and Steve Garagiola along with NBC's Rehema Ellis.

Viewers can join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook.
For more info:

Teacher Town Hall
A conversation with teachers from across Michigan about the issues affecting
their classrooms.
WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 7-8:30pm
WHERE TO WATCH: First hour live on WDIV-Local 4 from 7-8 pm, and the entire
program live on
HOSTS: Carmen Harlan and Steve Garagiola along with NBC's Rehema Ellis.

Viewers can join the live conversation on Twitter or Facebook.
For more info:

Education NationBus
WHEN: March 18-28
WHERE TO WATCH:  Reports will air on Local 4 News

WDIV-Local 4 will be at different schools across metro Detroit that are
helping to "stuff the bus" with new or gently used books. At the end of the
tour, the books will then be delivered to the United Way for Southeastern
Michigan who will use them in its early learning communities, of which they
have 65 of them around metro Detroit, and its high school and hospital
partners in the community. Local 4 anchors and reporters will be reading at
many of the schools to help celebrate Education Nation and Reading Month.

Local 4 News is currently the #1 newscast at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, and 11pm in
Nielsen ratings for the Detroit television market, and Local 4 News at 11pm is
the highest-rated newscast of all NBC affiliates in the top 11 markets
nationwide. In addition, Local 4's is a leading
breaking news and weather website in Michigan.

About Post-Newsweek Stations
Post-Newsweek Stations is owned by The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO), a
diversified education and media company. Post-Newsweek Stations owns and
operates six television stations: WDIV, the NBC affiliate in Detroit; KPRC,
the NBC affiliate in Houston; WPLG, the ABC affiliate in Miami; WKMG, the CBS
affiliate in Orlando; KSAT, the ABC affiliate in San Antonio; and WJXT, an
independent in Jacksonville.


Contact: Laurie Oberman, +1-313-222-0609
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