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2010-10-15 08:22:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS received notification today of a Ready to Learn grant for nearly $72 million from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Innovation and Improvement. CPB and PBS submitted a joint application in June in response to an RFP designed to fund research, development and deployment of transmedia content to improve the math and literacy skills of children ages 2-8, especially those living in poverty....

2010-09-21 11:00:00

Members of Congress joined PBS Stations KCET and WETA in the "Third Annual National Child Care Providers Awards Ceremony" WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seventeen outstanding child care providers were recognized for their commitment and dedication to providing outstanding quality child care at the "Third Annual National Child Care Providers Awards Ceremony" held today on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The ceremony was presented by public television stations KCET (Los...

2010-03-05 06:00:00

NEW YORK, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's national leadership has made education a top priority, highlighting the need to prepare America's students to successfully compete in the global economy. THIRTEEN & WLIW21, New York's flagship public television stations, have continued in their five-year tradition of hosting the Celebration of Teaching & Learning, a professional development event where over 8,500 educators from all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico and Canada come together in...

2009-11-05 11:50:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- THIRTEEN & WLIW21, New York's flagship PBS stations, have launched online registration for the fifth annual Celebration of Teaching & Learning, the two-day premier professional development conference for preK-12 educators on March 5-6, 2010 in New York City at the Hilton New York. Once again, the Celebration anticipates over 8,500 teachers, school administrators, business leaders and policymakers to attend, collaborate, learn and help shape the...

2009-10-09 11:00:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone's favorite preschool scientist, Sid, star of SID THE SCIENCE KID, is hearing a lot of talk this fall about how to stay healthy, which leads him to ask lots of questions about what can make a person sick and what he can do to keep from getting sick. In the new special episode "Getting a shot: You Can Do It!" from the Emmy®-nominated series, Sid and his friends will learn the basic science behind germs, viruses and...

2009-10-05 08:00:00

Brand New WORDGIRL Episode, Classic Favorites and Online Resources Guide Children Through Friendship Fundamentals Such as Sharing and Helping Each Other Overcome Fears PBS Parents Gets in the Spirit with Free Exclusive DINOSAUR TRAIN Costume Pattern, Budget-Friendly Costume Ideas, Tips on Safety, Non-Candy Ideas for Trick-or-Treat Bags and Much More ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On October 30, PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! will offer a spooktacular array of...

2009-06-29 07:00:00

-Live-Action Segment to Feature ARTHUR Creator Marc Brown Meeting Connor Gordon, 11, of Savage, Minn. and his Character "Lydia Fox"- WOONSOCKET, R.I., and BOSTON, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Connor Gordon, 11, of Savage Minn., is about to make his television debut. As the grand prize winner of the "ARTHUR/All Kids Can Character Search, Connor along with his character, Lydia Fox, will be featured on the live-action segment of an ARTHUR episode Tuesday, June 30 on PBS KIDS GO! (check local...

2009-05-13 10:55:00

-- Connor Gordon, 11, of Savage, Minnesota and his Character "Lydia Fox" to Be Featured in a Live Action Segment of the ARTHUR Show -- WOONSOCKET, R.I. and BOSTON, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- ARTHUR, the award-winning PBS KIDS GO! television series, and CVS Caremark All Kids Can, a program dedicated to making life easier for kids with disabilities, are thrilled to announce the grand prize winner of the "ARTHUR/All Kids Can Character Search." Connor Gordon, 11, of Savage, Minn., was selected for...

2008-10-15 09:00:17

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- PBS and The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) announce the launch of PBS KIDS Island, the centerpiece of the new PBS KIDS Raising Readers Web site (http://www.readytolearnreading.org/), which provides free reading games and activities for children, parents, caregivers and teachers to use at home or in the classroom. Developed through a cooperative agreement of the U.S. Department of Education, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Ready...

2008-09-08 12:00:15

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning today, the PBS KIDS GO! Web site is giving early elementary school-aged kids across the country more to explore with the launch of an advertising-free, streaming video player offering hundreds of video clips and dozens of full-length episodes. Available on both Macs and PCs, the PBS KIDS GO! video player is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and is available at http://www.pbskids.org/go/video. The video...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.