Lost Treasure Hunt, a children's series bringing history alive in fun and dramatic ways, earned Daytime Emmy nominations in the following categories: Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program and Outstanding New Approaches – Original Daytime Program or Series. Read More»
Congratulations to Sara Moulton of Sara's Weeknight Meals and chef Pete Evans of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking on their James Beard Foundation award nominations! Read More»
From economically challenged rural areas to crime-ridden urban neighborhoods, SCHOOLS THAT CHANGE COMMUNITIES profiles a diverse range of K-12 public schools in five states — Massachusetts, Maryland, South Dakota, Oregon and California — that are tackling educational reform at the local level. Principals, teachers, students, residents and others discuss place- and community-based education, an interdisciplinary approach which emphasizes hands-on, curiosity-based investigation using the surrounding community and neighborhoods as "living" classrooms. Proponents say this creates not only a different type of learning environment, but a different kind of student. In confronting and solving real-world issues in their own hometowns, the students develop a sense of civic responsibility and pride. The community feels the impact too, whether students are delivering baked goods to neighbors, planting vegetables in a community garden, testing drinking water and air quality, helping restore natural habitats, shining a light on important social or environmental problems, or simply encouraging others to spend money locally.