(KCEN) -- NBC's third annual Education Nation is in full swing today at the New York Public Library.
Hundreds of experts in education, government and philanthropy are participating in the three-day summit aimed at improving education in the United States.
A lot of the solutions that experts are offering look at new approaches in the classroom..
School districts all across the country are trying new methods.
Brian Williams of NBC Nightly News said, "By saying, look at these individuals. Companies and organizations that have come to wrap around these kids. Let's pressure all the foundations know are out there, walk into this space, spend some money, there's not better investment that we can make."
Only about a third of the nation's eighth graders are proficient in reading, science and math.