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Passengers aboard a Megabus were stuck in Fort Deposit on Wednesday after the bus suffered a mechanical issue and the driver became ill. A spokesperson for Megabus told WSFA 12 News that the bus was headingMore >>
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Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:43:00 GMT
Autauga County authorities say a meth operation was busted and three people were arrested thanks to an anonymous tip. Billy Ray Kizziah, 21, of Deatsville, Joe Davis Henderson, 22, of Marbury, and KimberlyMore >>
Autauga County authorities say a meth operation was busted and three people were arrested thanks to an anonymous tip.More >>
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The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.More >>
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Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:22:15 GMT
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:More >>
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NEW YORK, NY - -
From: NBCUniversal News Group;
News Group announced today the agenda of panel topics and participants for the
fourth annual "Education Nation" Summit – which runs from Oct. 6-8 at The New
York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman building. This year's theme will
explore "What It Takes" for us as a nation, to ensure students are successfully
prepared for college, career and beyond, and will focus on student and teacher
voices and stories throughout to frame the conversations. Leading experts and
stakeholders – from parents and teachers, to policymakers and employers – will
delve into critical factors that impact students' chances of success,
including: well-trained teachers; access to higher education; active parenting;
community support; early education; safe learning environments; attention to
personal learning; high standards; and workforce readiness.
three-day gathering brings together more than 300 of the country's top thought
leaders and influencers in education, government, business, philanthropy and
media to discuss the relationship between education and opportunity – helping
to engage the U.S. in an unprecedented discussion about how to improve
education and prepare our youth for the jobs of the future. NBCUniversal News
Group's broadcast, cable and digital platforms will provide coverage of the
guests and discussions throughout the Summit. The public is invited to join the
conversation by uploading short videos with their thoughts on "What It Takes"
for student success at EducationNation.com/WhatItTakes.
Visitors to the "Education Nation" home at The New York Public Library can
record their videos in person at the "What It Takes" interactive installation
in Astor Hall.
Nation" will kick off on Friday, October 4th, at 9:00AM/ET with an Opening Ceremony.
Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott of the New York City Department of Education and
Tony Marx, president of The New York Public Library, will join local students
and representatives from NBC News and WNBC 4 New York at the ribbon-cutting
ceremony. WNBC 4 New York Anchor Shiba Russell will emcee the event and
portions will be covered by WNBC.
Below is an
abbreviated agenda and list of participants. For additional details on timing
and updates to the schedule, visit EducationNation.com.