Education Nation On-The-Road tour kicks off in Detroit Friday

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

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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."



Detroit Summit

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


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. 

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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.

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ducation Nation Bus

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.

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