NEW YORK - NBC's 4th annual Education Nation summit is underway. Hundreds of students and teachers from around the country are joining policy leaders to discuss what it takes for young people to succeed in school and beyond.
New education standards called the Common Core are putting greater emphasis on critical thinking and analysis, but teachers aren't necessarily ready to implement them.
Students also say they need support addressing the problems that distract them from learning. Those issues include violence, hunger, and bullying.
The Education Nation summit runs through Tuesday.
Megan Zachman, a teacher at Middleton Elementary School in Woodbury, was chosen to attend the summit. She visited with KARE 11 Sunrise to talk more on the issues facing teachers and students.
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