Sunday, March 15, 2009

Public Broadcasting Atlanta Receives Award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Station recognized for being an educational leader

Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA) received a My Source Community Impact Award for Education from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) for its efforts with the Atlanta Public School’s (APS) Homework Hotline last weekend in Washington, DC.

The My Source Community Impact Awards for Education were created by CPB to give recognition to public broadcasting stations for their commitment to providing educational services to learners of all ages and races from preschoolers to adults.

“It is indeed an honor to be recognized by CPB as an educational leader in public broadcasting,” said Milton Clipper, PBA President and CEO. “Accepting this award on behalf of Public Broadcasting Atlanta and the Atlanta Public Schools reinforces our commitment in providing educational services to the Atlanta community.”

Clipper was presented the award by CPB Senior Vice President of Education and Children’s Content, Dr. Susan Zelman, at the Council of Chief State School Officers/Public Broadcasting Executive Summit.

“Education is a core value of public service media, on air, online and in the community,” said Pat Harrison, CPB President and CEO. “CPB congratulates PBA for this important commitment to community and our country through education.”

About Homework Hotline:
The Homework Hotline is a joint effort between APS and PBA. APS students call the Homework Hotline and ask questions about homework problems. Homework Hotline teachers give one-on-one assistance and easy-to-understand explanations. These teachers have access to current textbooks and school curricula when helping students understand and solve homework problems. Homework Hotline is a free service available Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., except during holiday and semester breaks. The hotline telephone number is 678.553.3029. Covered subjects include: math, science, social studies, language arts, reading and Spanish.


About CPB:
CPB, a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, is the steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operations of more than 1,100 locally-owned and operated public television and radio stations nationwide, and is the largest single source of funding for research, technology, and program development for public radio, television, and related online services.

For more information on the My Source Community Impact Awards for Education, please visit
www.cpb.org
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