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AETN PBS KIDS Writers Contest 2019

It’s that time of year again! AETN is now accepting entries for the AETN PBS KIDS Writers Contest through Friday, April 5. Learn more about this contest — designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning — and rules for kindergarten through third grade students after the jump.

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Free Screening — “The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo”

Explore another dimension of the Arkansas Arts Center’s “Photographing Frida” exhibit with a special screening of PBS’ “The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo” as part of the ongoing “Feed Your Mind Friday” program Friday, Feb. 8, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Chronicling the life of the great Mexican painter as never before, the documentary examines Kahlo’s life in relationship to the historical and cultural influences that inspired her work and defined the first half of the 20th century.

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AR-CAN – the Arkansas Citizens Access Network

AR-CAN – the Arkansas Citizens Access Network — a web-based network that will provide Arkansans with unprecedented access to state government, is now available at aetn.org/arcan. Read on to learn more about how this website, which is dedicated to livestreaming Arkansas state government events and meetings, is designed to improve government transparency and serve as an important educational tool, allowing students to see their government at work while learning about public affairs and civic responsibility.

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ArkansasIDEAS – “Data Security Awareness: Module 4 – Email Security”

Due to the increasing use of email as an attack route, it is perilous that educators take firm action in protecting their email accounts against a potential breach of confidential information, much like student data. Arkansas educators can learn how to protect themselves and their pupils with the Arkansas Department of Education’s Security Awareness Campaign’s latest course focused on awareness, passwords, phishing, email, public WiFi, and how to recognize and report security incidents. 

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