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Education Nation Nears End in Chicago

Public Invited to Attend Event Through Saturday

By Jaime Elich
|  Friday, May 6, 2011  |  Updated 7:59 AM CDT
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"Education Nation On-The-Road" comes to a close in Chicago.
   
The week-long series of education-focused events and programming ends Saturday.
   
Chicago business leaders, elected officials, educators, parents and students participated all week in activities aimed at inspiring change in the nation's classrooms and furthering discussion about challenges facing schools today. NBC News and its sister networks, including NBC 5 Chicago, are sponsoring the event.

On Thursday, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel and new CPS chief Jean-Claude Brizard appeared at "Job One: Preparing America to Compete in the 21st Century" and discussed benefits of a longer school day and expanding recess.

The public is invited to take part in the "Education Nation Experience" through Saturday. The state-of-the-art exhibit is open from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. on the NBC Plaza, at 401 N. Michigan Avenue, and it's free to attend.

For more information, visit the "Education Nation" website.

"Education Nation On-the-Road" heads to Los Angeles next week, followed by Philadelphia in June.

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