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NBC Speaks with Dr. Vitti about Education in Detroit

NBC News Learn, the education division of NBC News, is convening school administrators, teachers, parents, students, thought leaders, policymakers and community members in Detroit, Michigan, for a two-hour live discussion on vital education issues impacting students in the area and beyond. Produced in partnership with NBC's Detroit affiliate WDIV and supported by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, "NBC News Learn Presents: Education

Now Detroit" will cover a range of topics relevant to student learning and development, including how to combat chronic absenteeism and student mobility; how to reframe the teaching profession; addressing student trauma and its effect on learning; exposure and access to opportunities; and how to support students in developing purpose. Plus, the show will feature a performance from the Detroit Youth Choir!

"NBC News Learn Presents: Education Now Detroit" will take place on Thursday, October 24th at 5:50pm ET at The Henry Ford (doors will open from 5:00pm to 5:45pm ET).

The forum will be moderated by NBC News Chief Education Correspondent Rehema Ellis with WDIV Local 4 Anchor Kimberly Gill, and will consist of engaging panel discussions with school leaders, administrators, experts, community leaders making a difference and live audience q&a. The entire broadcast will be live streamed on and Facebook, and the second hour will be broadcast live on WDIV. While the event will take place in Detroit, the event will touch on national issues that are relevant to families around the country, and they can watch the live stream and engage on social media.

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