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Airing Monday, April 13, 10pm on WGBY, Independent Lens: The Homestretch by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly follows three smart and ambitious Chicago teens who brave frigid winters, high school pressures and homelessness to stay in school, graduate and build a future.  A discussion guide designed to facilitate dialogue and deepen understanding of the complex issues in this film Continue Reading »

Have you ever wished that students were eating healthier lunches?  Now you can display or distribute a flyer to inform them about how they can participate in the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge.  Kids ages 8-12 can create and submit a healthy recipe and possibly win a trip to the 2015 Kids’ “State Dinner” at the White House!

WGBH is teaming up with First Lady Michelle Obama, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to host this fourth annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge for kids to join a parent or guardian in creating an original recipe that could be served at The White House this summer. You’ll find the flyer along with related resources Continue Reading »

NOVA and PBS Digital Studios are launching “Gross Science,” an original new YouTube series. This weekly digital series will explore the world of science through disgusting and bizarre stories pulled straight from natural history, medicine, and engineering.   The 40-episode series will explore the world of science through disgusting and bizarre stories pulled straight from nature, medicine, engineering, and other STEM fields. “Paradoxically, I find the most beauty and wonder in science when I examine its slimy, smelly, creepy underbelly,” says NOVA Digital Producer and GROSS SCIENCE host Anna Rothschild.

Each of the 40 gut-churning episodes is two-to-three minutes long and will premiere weekly on Continue Reading »

Hot off the heels of last night’s premiere of Masterpiece’s Wolf Hall, PBS LearningMedia has an in-depth look into the reign of King Henry VIII with new resources from Inside the Court of Henry VIII, premiering tomorrow, April 7, at 9pm on WGBY. Continue Reading »

This week’s collections at PBS LearningMedia will help teachers to engage students in a range of math concepts and illustrate the link between math and sport.   Continue Reading »

PBSTeacherLine_FTR-320x180Spring can be a time to rejuvenate and dedicate yourself to professional development.   PBS TeacherLine offers 15, 30, or 45-hour online courses.  Among those featured, Continue Reading »

Similar to Chirp, who wants to know when she’ll fly, many of us may wonder when we’ll hear spring in the air.  Familiar peeps, chirps, and quacks tell us it’s time to get outside and explore the big wide world, and Peep and the Big Wide World helps hatch new scientists everyday.  In addition to the PEEP Science Curriculum, there’s a great new bilingual website — with STEM resources for preschoolers, parents and teachers.   Continue Reading »

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