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  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.
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Releases Filed Under: Education

APPS. ROBOTS, OTHER MEDIA HELP CHILDREN WITH AUTISM IN THE CLASSROOM AND BEYOND
iQ: smartparent "Aiding Autism" premieres Thursday, April 24 at 8 p.m. on WQED-TV

SESAME WORKSHIOP PRESIDENT AND CEO TO TALK SUCCESSES, AMBITIONS FOR FUTURE OF EARLY LEARNING AT WQED LUNCHEON DURING "MONTH OF THE YOUNG CHILD"
MEDIA ADVISORY: Mel Ming, Sesame Workshop President Available for Interviews and Photos

STEM-BASED ENGINEERING PROGRAM FOR LOCAL STUDENTS CULMINATES WITH COMPETITION THIS APRIL

SEASON ONE OF WQED PARENTING SERIES ENCORES ALL MONTH LONG IN JANUARY ON NEIGHBORHOOD CHANNEL
New Episodes of iQ: smartparent Taping in January and March

WQED PITTSBURGH ANNOUNCES ANNUAL PBS KIDS WRITERS CONTEST 20TH YEAR
WQED Contest Made Possible By the EQT Foundation for Five Years

CHILDREN'S ONLINE IDENTITITES EXPLORED IN FINAL EPISODE OF PARENTING SERIES
iQ: smartparent "Like, Follow, Share" premieres Thursday, December 12 at 8 p.m. on WQED-TV

LOCAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MORE STUDENTS AND SCHOOLS

2013 press releases in Education


EARLY CHILDHOOD AND SCREEN TIME EXPLORED IN FIFTH EPISODE OF PARENTING SERIES
iQ: smartparent "Tots + Tech" premieres Thursday, October 24 at 8 p.m. on WQED-TV

Media Partners Spotlight New Learning Initiatives
Multimedia Project Aims to Share Success Stories of People and Projects Within Growing Sector

FOURTH EPISODE IN SERIES FOR PARENTS PREMIERES WITH BLUE'S CLUES & PBS KIDS SHOW CREATOR AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AS HOST
iQ: smartparent "Tune In, Tune Out" will explore media's impact on children.

TWO PITTSBURGH AREA STUDENTS PLACE IN NATIONAL PBS KIDS GO! WRITERS CONTEST FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

BLUE'S CLUES & PBS KIDS SHOW CREATOR AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER TO HOST WQED EDUCATION SERIES FOR PARENTS
Public invited to RSVP to be in the studio audience for taping of fourth episode of iQ: smartparent Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 6:30 - 8 p.m.

WQED INVITES PITTSBURGH-AREA FAMILIES TO PARTICIPATE IN PBS KIDS RESEARCH PROJECT
WestEd Study will Engage Pre-K and Kindergarten Students with Math Games to Test and Refine Progress-tracking Tools for Parents

THIRD EPISODE IN SERIES FOR PARENTS AIRS THIS JUNE ON WQED-TV
iQ: smartparent "Health, Wellness and Technology" will discuss healthy habits for families and how technology can positively impact our well-being.

iQ Kids Radio Wins DATA Award
Honored with People’s Choice Award by Pittsburgh Technology Council

TRI-STATE STUDENTS HONORED IN WQED PITTSBURGH PBS KIDS GO! WRITERS CONTEST
Local First Place Winners will Enter National Contest to be Judged This Summer

"GIRLS GROWING UP WITH MEDIA" EPISODE AIRS THIS APRIL ON WQED-TV

WQED'S ANNUAL ENGINEERING ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM CULMINATES WITH STUDENT CHALLENGE EVENT AT INVENTIONLAND

INNOVATIVE BI-MONTHLY SERIES FOR PARENTS TO PREMIERE THIS FEBRUARY ON WQED
iQ: smartparent “Learning With Games” Made Possible in Part by Chevron Corporation Premieres Thursday, February 7 at 8 p.m. on WQED-TV

WQED PITTSBURGH HOLDS WORKSHOPS TO ENCOURAGE LOCAL STUDENTS AND TEACHERS TO CREATE INNOVATIVE GAMES
Workshops in conjunction with the 2013 Global Game Jam in Pittsburgh will prepare students and educators to build original games in support of The National STEM Video Game Challenge

WQED PITTSBURGH ANNOUNCES ANNUAL PBS KIDS GO! WRITERS CONTEST
Pittsburgh Area Kids in Grades K-3 Encouraged to Submit Original Stories

2012 press releases in Education


WQED BRINGS PRIX JEUNESSE, AN INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S TV FESTIVAL TO PITTSBURGH
Register now for FREE and Join us on October 12th and 13th for this special learning event.

TWO PITTSBURGH-AREA STUDENTS PLACE 2ND IN NATIONAL PBS KIDS GO! WRITERS CONTEST FOR THE FIRST-TIME
WQED & EQT Corporation congratulates two of their local winners on national recognition.

WQED RELEASES BENCHMARK RESEARCH FINDINGS ON LEARNING AND PARENTING WITH 21ST CENTURY DIGITAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY
Parent Institute to Launch in January 2013 with series of six broadcasts on WQED-TV

DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD DEBUTS SEPTEMBER 3RD ON PBS KIDS & WQED-TV
Sneak Peek Party at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh Saturday, August 25, 2012 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

WQED CELEBRATES FIRST YEAR OF SUPER TEACHERS DIGITAL LEARNING GROUP AND LOOKS FORWARD TO YEAR TWO

WQED and SLB Announce Funding for iQ Kids Radio
The Junior League of Pittsburgh, Inc. has selected iQ Kids Radio as its next three-year signature project

WQED PITTSBURGH CONGRATULATES LOCAL MIDDLE SCHOOL WINNERS OF THE NATIONAL STEM VIDEO GAME CHALLENGE
More Than $100,000 Awarded to Students and Educators by The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and E-Line Media

TRI-STATE STUDENTS HONORED IN WQED PITTSBURGH PBS KIDS GO! WRITERS CONTEST
Local First Place Winners will Enter National Contest to be Judged This Summer

ANNUAL ENGINEERING ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM CULMINATES WITH STUDENT CHALLENGE EVENT AT WQED

GIRLS COALITION OF SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA FOURTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR PROFESSIONALS WHO WORK WITH GIRLS

WQED PITTSBURGH CELEBRATES DR. SEUSS' BIRTHDAY ON MARCH 2 WITH THE CAT IN THE HAT-A-THON, A PBS KIDS MULTIMEDIA EVENT
WQED "SEUSS-IRIFIC" BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH THE CAT IN THE HAT CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF PITTSBURGH SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012 11 A.M. - 1 P.M.

MEDIA ADVISORY
Photo Opportunity for PBS KIDS Library Corner Opening in Homestead

WQED PITTSBURGH IS CALLING ALL KIDS FOR ANNUAL WRITERS CONTEST
PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest encourages children to create original stories and illustrations

2011 press releases in Education


Inventive Engineering Program Design Lives Here Continues in 2012

WQED Announces iQ: smartparent A New Way for Parents to Connect with 21st Century Kids

WQED Invests in Area Teachers and Education Innovation
NOVA Chemicals Provides Support to WQED's iQ: smartmedia initiative

WQED Pittsburgh Workshops Encourage Local Students to Participate in National STEM Video Game Challenge
WQED Workshops in conjunction with The 2012 Global Game Jam in Pittsburgh will prepare students and educators to build original games in support of STEM learning

WQED PITTSBURGH RECEIVES $5,000 GRANT FROM THE UPS FOUNDATION FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE TO BENEFIT AT-RISK CHILDREN IN SIX COUNTIES
Donate school supplies December 6 - 9, 2011 from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. and meet characters from the Super Why! Series

WALMART, SESAME STREET AND WQED HOLD COMMUNITY SCREENING EVENT AT PHIPPS CONSERVATORY
Local Event on October 14 Provides Families Opportunity to Watch Muppet Special Dealing with Hunger in America And Receive Free Resources

PBS KIDS PROGRAMS TOP CHARTS, 125 NEW EPISODES TO AIR ON WQED-TV THIS YEAR

DINOSAUR TRAIN HEADS TO THE "BIG CITY" ON PBS KIDS, WQED AND CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY HOST PREMIERE PARTY

WQED MULTIMEDIA AND PITTSBURGH ZOO & PPG AQUARIUM LEAD NATION WITH EDUCATION PROGRAM LINKING PBS CONTENT WITH LOCAL ZOO EXHIBITS, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PBS KIDS GO!

WQED AND PBS LearningMedia LAUNCH NEW DIGITAL EDUCATION SERVICE WITH WORLD-CLASS CONTENT FROM PUBLIC MEDIA AND ITS PARTNERS
Free Innovative Classroom-Ready Media Available to Every Teacher and Student Across Southwest Pennsylvania

WQED PITTSBURGH NAMES YOUNG AUTHORS AS LOCAL WINNERS OF THE PBS KIDS GO! WRITERS CONTEST WITH SUPPORT FROM EQT CORPORATION
Local Competition Fosters Reading, Writing and Creativity

DR. SEUSS-INSPIRED ACTIVITIES PRESENTED BY WQED AT THE THREE RIVERS ARTS FESTIVAL

SUPER TEACHERS NAMED IN WQED/AIU3 PARTNERSHIP

WQED PITTSBURGH EXTENDS THE PBS KIDS GO! WRITERS CONTEST
Local Contest Supported by EQT Corporation

WQED PITTSBURGH PRESENTS THE PBS KIDS GO! WRITERS CONTEST WITH SUPPORT FROM EQT CORPORATION
Local Contest Part of Effort to Mobilize Children Across America to Write and Illustrate Their Own Stories

2010 press releases in Education


HIGHMARK CARING PLACE HELPS THOSE DEALING WITH GRIEF DURING THE HOLIDAYS
WQED Multimedia Provides Additional Support to Help Grieving Children

THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT HOLIDAY CHEER
WQED Pittsburgh brings The Cat in the Hat to Children's Hospital

CMU and WQED Partner on Cybersecurity Outreach Programs
Carnegie Mellon University's Information Networking Institute (INI) and WQED Multimedia are collaborating to create and disseminate educational outreach programs and materials about cybersecurity.

NATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED EDUCATOR JENNIFER ERNISSE STANCIL JOINS WQED MULTIMEDIA AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
New Educational Vision and Direction Announced for Organization

WQED AND PITTSBURGH CHILDREN'S MUSEUM LAUNCH SOCIAL NETWORKING PARTNERSHIP AROUND CHILDREN'S LITERARY CHARACTER--CURIOUS GEORGE--AND HOW TO GET CURIOUS FOR A LIFETIME

DESIGN LIVES HERE
A Design Squad Event Presented by WQED Multimedia and the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP)

WQED PITTSBURGH NAMES 18 YOUNG AUTHORS AS LOCAL WINNERS OF THE EQT CORPORATION PRESENTS: PBS KIDS GO! WRITERS CONTEST
Annual Competition Fosters Reading, Writing, Creativity; Local Winners Advance to National Finals

WQED EXTENDS THE EQT CORPORATION PRESENTS: PBS KIDS GO! YOUNG WRITERS CONTEST DEADLINE

EQT CORPORATION PRESENTS: THE PBS KIDS GO!(R) WRITERS CONTEST WITH WQED PITTSBURGH
Local Contest part of effort to mobolize children across America to write and illustrate their own stories

2009 press releases in Education


Safeco Insurance and Trimbur Insurance Agency Name Waldron 2009 Community Hero
Wagner Family Charities receives $15,000 donation in Waldron's honor

Reading Rainbow Winners Announced
Winners of the 15th Annual Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest have been announced by WQED and West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

WQED's Queen of Hearts to visit Steel Valley School District
WQED's Queen of Hearts - a costume character from WQED' Stories Start Action program who brings stories to life - will appear at Franklin Primary School, 220 E. Oliver Road in Munhall on Tuesday, May 26 from 9:30 to 11am.

ROYAL STORYTELLER FOR WQED LITERACY PROGRAM TO VISIT ARMSTRONG DISTRICT SCHOOL
Lenape Elementary School in Ford City will host WQED’s storyteller The Queen of Hearts for a 10 a.m. program on Friday, May 1 for its first grade students.

Queen of Hearts at Edgewood Primary School
WQED's Queen of Hearts makes a personal appearance in Kindergarten class.

Reading Rainbow Contest
Students in grades kindergarten through third are invited to write and illustrate original storybooks and enter them in the 15th Annual Reading Rainbow & Illustrators Contest.

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