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“Student Selects 2014” premieres Sept. 25

See and celebrate the work of Arkansas’s next generation of filmmakers in “Student Selects : A Young Filmmakers Showcase 2014” starting Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m.! This annual event highlights K-12 students’ creativity and talent, as well as the work of our 2014 THEA Foundation scholarship winners in screenwriting, directing, cinematography and editing. Read More

AETN KIDS Club Booklist: Animals + Reading = Fun

How can you make reading even more fun for kids? If you already know that they love their furry, feathered or even scaly friends, we have some great ideas! Get to know Arkansas author David M. Sargent Jr. — who writes children’s books about his pets; learn how reading to pets can build reading confidence; and check out our booklist filled with stories about animal pals of all shapes and sizes. Read More

"Sesame Street" Season 45

This fall, we and “Sesame Street” are introducing new episodes, a bonus half-hour program in the afternoon (available on-air and online), and celebrating the iconic series’ 45th year of helping kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder. Another bonus? Lots of fun celebrity appearances and spoofs grown-ups will enjoy, too! Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About The Roosevelts

We’re all fairly acquainted with basic facts about America’s most well-known political family, but, there are some things we all probably missed in history class, too! Keep reading for ten Roosevelts that facts surprised us, and be sure to share what you learn while watching Ken Burns’ “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” Sept. 14-20, at 7 each night. Read More

Celebrating Freedom in the Classroom

Arkansas educators looking for help as they teach their students about and celebrate Patriot Day, Constitution Day and Freedom Week (in compliance with new state and national requirements) can find great resources with ArkansasIDEAS and PBS LearningMedia! Keep reading to learn about the new requirements and find links to free complementary videos, lesson plans and other materials. Read More

Learn the Address

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, documentarian Ken Burns, along with numerous partners, has launched a national effort to encourage everyone in America to video record themselves reading or reciting the speech. Watch the film that inspired this initiative "The Address" April 15th 2014.

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The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) has invited candidates in nine races to participate in "Election 2014: AETN Debates." New this year: debates will be streamed live during taping at

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AETN’s 'Student Selects 2014’ premieres Sept. 25

Student film broadcasts feature new generation of filmmakers

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Schedule announced for 'Election 2014: AETN Debates' Democrat, Green, Independent, Republican candidates to participate in debates

Candidates in nine races have agreed to participate in "Election 2014: AETN Debates," which will tape and air on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Oct. 13-17.

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