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PBS and KQED Partner to Provide Educators With Free Certification in Media Literacy

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PBS and KQED, the public media station serving the San Francisco Bay Area, announced a partnership to offer PreK-12 teachers free certification in media literacy. The PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification by KQED recognizes educators who excel in creating and implementing instruction with media, and provides support to help all teachers accelerate these skills.

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Statement from PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger on Proposal to Eliminate Federal Funding for Public Media

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“Public broadcasting has earned bipartisan Congressional support over the years thanks to the value we provide to taxpayers. PBS, our 350 member stations and our legions of local supporters will continue to remind leaders in Washington of the significant benefits the public receives in return for federal funding, a modest investment of about $1.35 per citizen per year..."

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Americans Rate PBS and its Member Stations Most Trusted Institution for the 15th Consecutive Year

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For 15 consecutive years, Americans have named PBS and its member stations #1 in public trust among nationally known institutions, according to a nationwide survey released today. PBS led other sectors of the media and government in the annual ranking, including digital platforms, commercial cable and broadcast television, courts of law, newspapers and social media.

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PBS and Stand Up To Cancer Announce Students Selected For 2018 Class of Emperor Science Awards

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100 high school students from across the U.S. chosen for their compelling essays detailing the impact of cancer in their lives and interest in cancer research

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FRONTLINE “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail” and POV “Last Men in Aleppo” Honored with Academy Award® Nominations

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On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science announced the 90th Annual Academy Awards® nominations. We are proud to announce that two PBS Programs, FRONTLINE “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail” and POV “Last Men in Aleppo,” have received Academy Award® nominations for Best Documentary Feature.

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