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The Public Broadcasting Service

The Public Broadcasting ServicePBS, with its 356 member stations, offers all Americans – from every walk of life – the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online content. Each week, PBS reaches more than 65 million people and invites them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; hear diverse viewpoints; and take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. PBS’ broad array of programs have been consistently honored by the industry’s most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. PBS’ premier children’s TV programming and Web site, pbskids.org, are parents’ and teachers’ most trusted partners in inspiring and nurturing curiosity and love of learning in children. More information about PBS is available at www.pbs.org, one of the leading dot-org Web sites on the Internet.


U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education was established on May 4, 1980 by Congress in the Department of Education Organization Act (Public Law 96-88 of October 1979).
The Department's mission is to:
bulletStrengthen the Federal commitment to assuring access to equal educational opportunity for every individual;
bulletSupplement and complement the efforts of states, the local school systems and other instrumentalities of the states, the private sector, public and private nonprofit educational research institutions, community-based organizations, parents, and students to improve the quality of education;
bulletEncourage the increased involvement of the public, parents, and students in Federal education programs;
bulletPromote improvements in the quality and usefulness of education through Federally supported research, evaluation, and sharing of information;
bulletImprove the coordination of Federal education programs;
bulletImprove the management of Federal education activities; and
bulletIncrease the accountability of Federal education programs to the President, the Congress, and the public.
The National Institute on Early Childhood Development and Education sponsors comprehensive and challenging research in order to help ensure that America's young children are successful in school and beyond -- and to enhance their quality of life and that of their families.


Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Corporation for Public BroadcastingCPB, a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, develops educational public radio, television and online services for the American people. The Corporation is the industry’s largest single source of funds for national public television and radio program development and production. CPB, a grant-making organization, also funds more than 1,000 public radio and television stations. For more information, visit www.cpb.org.


PBS KIDS Raising ReadersPBS KIDS

PBS KIDS Raising Readers is a national literacy initiative that uses the power of public educational media content to teach reading skills to children ages two to eight, especially those from low-income families.  PBS KIDS Raising Readers is funded by a Ready To Learn grant, and is a cooperative agreement of the U.S. Department of Education, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS, and The Ready To Learn Partnership.

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