Steven Wasko at 313-873-4542, Cell: 313-212-5636, email@example.com
Or Jennifer Mrozowski at 313-873-8401, Cell: 313-401-9018, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Detroit Public Schools Educational Transformation story will go national this weekend when DPS Emergency Financial Manager Robert C. Bobb appears live from New York City on the NBC news show “Meet the Press” with moderator David Gregory at 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning, September 26. The show airs locally on WDIV-TV, Channel 4 at 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ET.
Bobb will be joined by United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Washington D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee. Bobb is in New York as an invited participant in the NBC network’s two-day national education summit, “Education Nation” to be held Monday-Tuesday, September 27-28 in the rink space at Rockefeller Plaza. According to the network, the Summit “policymakers, educators, members of the business community, and engaged citizens will come together for a series of panel sessions on the challenges of America’s education system, the success stories, and the solutions.”
Additional two-day Summit participants include Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, as well as Reed Hastings, Founder & CEO of Netflix; Musician John Legend; Former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings; Randi Weingarten, President of American Federation of Teachers; Maria Bartiromo, Anchor of CNBC’s “Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo” and Anchor and Managing Editor of “Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo”; Michael Bloomberg, Mayor, City of New York; Steven Brill, co-founder of Journalism Online, CourtTV and American Lawyer magazine and author of “The Rubber Room” In The New Yorker; Geoffrey Canada, CEO & President of Harlem Children’s Zone Project; Joel Klein, Chancellor of New York City Schools; Wendy Kopp, CEO and Founder of Teach for America; Sally Ride, First Female Astronaut and Vice-chair of Change the Equation; Edward Rust, Chairman & CEO of State Farm Insurance Companies; Barry Schuler, Former CEO of AOL; and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.