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During the 27th Hispanic Heritage Awards last night in Washington, DC, honored recipients included celebrities, physicians, scientists, educators, innovators, public officials and community and business leaders. The awards, established by the White House in 1987 to commemorate the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S., are considered among the highest honors for Latinos by Latinos and recognize notable Latinos who have had a positive impact on America and the world in various fields. The recipient of the 2014 education award is the Hayden High School Robotics Team (more…)

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This video clip from the 2013 MAKERS series about the first woman to finish the Boston Marathon gives us an idea of what’s in store when WGBY begins airing new one-hour MAKERS documentary specials on September 30 at 9pm.  For six consecutive weeks we’ll see:   Women in Space, Women in Hollywood, Women in Comedy, Women in Business, Women in War, and Women in Politics.

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WGBY airs American Graduate Day 2014 this Saturday, September 27, from 11am-6pm.   The day will be anchored by “Stories of Champions,” a series of 14 one-minute profile pieces that celebrate the work of individuals and groups in local communities and around the country whose daily heroics help youth stay on the path to graduation.  PBS LearningMedia’s American Graduate Day resource collection (more…)

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I’ve already heard acclaim for Ken Burns’ newest — and what one reviewer called, best — documentary, THE ROOSEVELTS: An Intimate History, which premieres this Sunday, 9/14, on WGBY at 8pm and 10pm.  Content from the series will be available in both the Basic (free) and Custom versions of PBS LearningMedia.  The Basic service will feature six lesson plans complete with supplementary video clips from the series and the Custom service will also include all seven full-length, chaptered episodes. (more…)

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imagesOur thoughts have been with Ferguson, MO recently, and we want to make sure educators have the resources they need to support discussions about the events with their classrooms. PBS LearningMedia has added a media gallery from PBS NewsHour,  collecting their stories on Ferguson (more…)

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“To me Beauty appears when one feels deeply, and Art is an act of total attention.”  Dorothea Lange’s words at the end of this trailer can also relate to the art of teaching and learning.  So that whether this documentary is directly used to enhance your curriculum or to inspire your teaching, it will be worth watching when WGBY airs  American Masters: Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning  on August 29 at 9p. (more…)

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Watch this endearing and thought-provoking trailer of a documentary by Julie Akeret presented by WGBY and coming later in 2014, pending  funding. The film documents classes conducted at Martin Luther King Charter School in Springfield MA. by Mount Holyoke College with a diverse group of second graders who learn to love books and reading as they argue about some of life’s headiest issues using picture books as a starting point for their discussions.

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