PBS Announces Black History Month Programming

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To honor the legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and observe Black History Month, and as part of its commitment to celebrate the diversity of America all year long, PBS offers documentaries and specials that explore the richness and complexity of the African American experience through on-air content on PBS member stations and online through the PBS Black Culture Connection.

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5 Things To Know About Screen Time Right Now

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The latest research on kids and screens has bright spots and dark spots.

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Simple Family-Friendly Thanksgiving Traditions

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Begin your own family tradition to give Thanksgiving its well-deserved and special meaning.

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Baby's Got Mail: Free Books Boost Early Literacy

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A simple, scalable program — founded by Dolly Parton — reaches kids before they enter school: You sign up and get a free book in the mail every month until your child turns 5.

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Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids?

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Talking to a device that talks back can be entertaining and educational for children. But psychologists say children can develop relationships with these devices that can be different than adults.

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Learning How Bullying Happens In Order To Prevent It

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A new national survey asked students about how they experience bullying in order to help educators try to stop it.

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How to Make Every Grade More Like Kindergarten

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In his new book, MIT professor Mitchel Resnick lays out a vision for encouraging creative thinking, based on his research into what he calls Lifelong Kindergarten.

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Warm Up Together: Encouraging Outdoor Activity During the Winter

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Get everyone excited about time outside together even on the coldest of winter days with these tips and ideas.

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PBS Digital Studios and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios Launch New Digital Series, I CONTAIN MULTITUDES, Hosted by Science Writer Ed Yong

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PBS Digital Studios and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios announced today the premiere of a new digital series, I CONTAIN MULTITUDES, hosted by science writer Ed Yong, exploring the world of microbes.

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Educators Employ Strategies To Help Kids With Anxiety Return To School

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The Anxiety and Depression Association of America estimates anxiety-based school refusal affects 2 to 5 percent of school-age children. It is often triggered by an underlying mental health issue.

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Young Children Are Spending Much More Time In Front Of Small Screens

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A new national survey of parents suggests mobile device use by children under 8 has increased tenfold in the past six years.

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Switching To Middle School Can Be Hard On Kids, But There Are Ways To Make It Better

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A new study shows students' self-image suffers in middle school and junior high. And it's not just hard on low-income kids. Having a teacher who understands the teenage brain can help.

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Tool Kits for Parent and Teachers

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Sesame Street Workshop has developed many educational tool kits to help parents and teachers engage the kids in their care on challenging topics including grief, resilience and more.

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PBS KIDS Announces the Return of Fan Favorite with New Digital Series: THE RUFF RUFFMAN SHOW

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THE RUFF RUFFMAN SHOW is an all-new short-form animated digital series designed to help kids ages 4-8 learn core science concepts through videos, game-play and hands-on activitie

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Can Teaching Civics Save Democracy?

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Democracy thrives off an informed and active community, researchers say. The way to secure that future is integrating civics classes in K-12 education.

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