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AETN to present 'Spotlight Education' week featuring reports about America's students, new models of learning

Posted 07 Sep 2016

As a leader in educational media for children and students and a key partner with parents and educators across America, the Arkansas Educational Television Network has announced 'Spotlight Education,' a special week of primetime programming examining the challenges facing today's students and America's education system.

'Spotlight Education' features films and documentaries airing on AETN Sept. 11-18 and includes special episodes of 'NOVA,' 'FRONTLINE' and 'PBS NewsHour,' a new film from 'POV,' the premiere of 'TED Talks,' 'The Education Revolution,' 'Arkansans Ask: Adult Education' and concludes with the 5th annual 'American Graduate Day,' a special broadcast celebrating individuals and nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping youth stay on track to high school graduation.

'Spotlight Education' also kicks off of a year-long teacher support campaign – 'Teach Boldly' – led by PBS and local stations including AETN. The 'Teach Boldly' teacher support initiative will include a series of virtual and community training events and the launch of the new PBS Teachers' Lounge, a creative digital space where teachers can share ideas, learn from peers, find daily inspiration and access the tools and resources they need to enhance their work in the classroom. 

'AETN is proud to provide this special week of programming and associated resources to our community, as 'Spotlight Education' goes to the core of our mission,' AETN Executive Director Allen Weatherly said. 'By presenting 'Spotlight Education's' varied programs on air and online, we can continue the discussion we have year-round about how to make high-quality educational resources available for all of our children.'

'Spotlight Education' on AETN includes the following programs:

Major funding for 'Spotlight Education' is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as part of 'American Graduate: Let's Make it Happen,' a long-term public media initiative to help all students graduate from high school ready for college and careers.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network is Arkansas's statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at aetn.org. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro) and KETZ (El Dorado).