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Win Tickets to Arkansas Literary Festival “Author! Author!” Party

Love reading and want to go to the Arkansas Literary Festival “Author! Author!” party on Friday, April 24? AETN is proud to be a Bronze Sponsor of the festival, and we have a pair of tickets to share! There are three days and three ways to enter to win - take a photo of yourself with your favorite book and share it with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Read More

30th Annual Quiz Bowl State Finals

The Arkansas Governor’s Academic Competition celebrates its 30th year with the broadcast of “Arkansas Quiz Bowl 2015” state finals on Saturday, April 25. Find the conference schedule and learn how you can watch the intellectual showcase in person or on-air after the jump. Read More

“Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!” visits Fort Smith on April 18

Join AETN Foundation and our friends from Mercy Northwest Arkansas at the Fort Smith Public Library to meet the star of “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!” on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. - noon. Read More

In Remembrance - “Men & Women of Distinction: John Paul Hammerschmidt”

In celebration of John Paul Hammerschmidt’s extraordinary life, AETN is proud to feature his appearance on “Men & Women of Distinction” at aetn.org/programs/menandwomenofdistinction. Hammerschmidt passed away due to heart and respiratory failure at age 92 on April 2, 2015. Read More

Tonya Parham of Marion Middle School named PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator

Congratulations are in order for Tonya Parham of Marion Middle School! AETN and ArkansasIDEAS are thrilled to announce that Ms. Parham, who teaches seventh grade science, was one of 100 educators nationwide selected as a 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator. PBS Digital Innovators were selected for their passion and commitment to innovative teaching practices that integrate digital media and technology in the classroom. Read More

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AETN hosts 30th annual Quiz Bowl state finals April 25

High school students will showcase their intellect in the 30th annual Arkansas Governor's Academic Competition at the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Saturday, April 25, in 'Arkansas Quiz Bowl 2015.'

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AETN announces Marion teacher selected for 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program

Tonya Parham recognized for use of digital media, technology in classroom

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AETN, Mercy bring the Cat in the Hat to Fort Smith Public Library April 18

Free event open to families

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