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You’ll find previous posts here about Roadtrip Nation, a program that follows young adults who travel across our country for inspiration about how to find meaningful work and live meaningful lives.  The travelers you see in this trailer for Roadtrip Nation’s Beyond the Dream are three immigrants who arrived in the U. S. when they were young and have been temporarily granted partial — but not full — protection against deportation.

In our country’s current immigration debate, we seem rarely, if ever, to hear immigrants’ voices (although most of us, if lucky, still have family members who immigrated to the U. S. and have their stories).  Beyond the Dream allows these young immigrants to tell us their stories.

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On October 21 at 9:00pm WGBY will air the national premiere of Great Performances/Hamilton’s America.  Writing about the upcoming broadcast, WGBH’s President and CEO, Jon Abbot, quoted New York Times’ theater critic, Ben Brantley, who wrote that the Broadway musical Hamilton “makes us feel the unstoppable, urgent rhythm of a nation being born.”   

In the documentary we follow Lin-Manuel Miranda as he creates a landmark musical that ultimately won 11 Tony Awards (1 short of the record) and a Pulitzer Prize.  On the day after the premiere, October 22, PBS LearningMedia invites us to check back for a collection of media-rich resources (more…)

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As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, WGBY airs the 29th Hispanic Heritage Awards on Friday, September 30, at 10:00pm.   Paying tribute to Latinos by Latinos, the awardees this year include Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and writer and MIT professor, Junot Díaz.

Applauding women and men who contribute to their country and bring pride to their heritage is one way to counter stereotypes and cultivate mutual respect.  Education can go deeper with resources that engage students in the challenges and accomplishments of (more…)

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On Saturday, September 17, at 2:00 pm, WGBY will air the 5th American Graduate Day, broadcast live from WNET in New York City.   This year’s focus is on mentorship as a solution to one of the nation’s biggest education challenges.  As seen in this video clip, host Soledad O’Brien will feature leading education, media and celebrity figures who will highlight the role of mentoring to (more…)

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In the lineup of SPOTLIGHT EDUCATION premieres this week, WGBY airs TED Talks: Revolution on Tuesday, September 13 at 10pm.  Those of us who experience the power and challenges of education may find that “revolution” is not too strong a word to describe the changes needed in our perceptions and actions surrounding student learning.

In this video clip from the program, Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy, examines what he calls “mastery-based learning,” which attempts to address ways in which students have traditionally become disengaged in the classroom.  Other speakers include Julie Lythcott-Haims, talking about the dangers of “a check-listed childhood” that can lead to (more…)

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POV’s  “All the Difference,” which WGBY airs on September 12 at 10pm, is the first in a week-long series of programming dedicated to SPOTLIGHT EDUCATION with movers, icons, and issues that impact the 21st century classroom.

As part of the week — September 12 through 16 — PBS Education will kick-off a year-long teacher support campaign titled “Teach Boldly.”  (more…)

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As the new school year starts, what better friend for little ones, teachers and parents to have than Daniel Tiger?  From Tuesday, September 6 through Friday, September 9, at 9 & 9:30am, WGBY premieres new Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood episodes that focus specifically on school-readiness strategies to help kids gear up for fall.

In addition to finding a full description of each episode, you’ll also find resources for classroom and home when you visit (more…)

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