May 2021
Summer learning and fun starts in June!
In June, Learning at Home includes locally produced programs Cartoon Academy from WQED, and Penn State Humphrey Fellows from WPSU. We celebrate LGBTQ Pride month with programs like Prideland and We'll Meet Again for 9th-12th grade students. Resources from PBS LearningMedia can be used in the classroom or at home and are available for programs throughout June.

June schedules are available in Spanish and English - just click on the images below.
Starting June 21

Learning at Home shifts to a new time starting June 21: 7am-12pm with programs and activities for Pre-K to 3rd grade students. PBS Kids programs, including Curious George, Molly of Denali, and Elinor Wonders Why, present lessons in Social and Emotional learning (SEL), Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), the Arts, and more. We'll provide a weekly activity schedule that ties learning goals to summer fun!

The fun (and learning!) continues at 1pm with It's Camp!, a 30-minute program produced by PBS39 at Valley Youth House's Camp Fowler, that brings the best parts of camp to your home this summer! There are also weekly guides that correspond with the activities on It's Camp!
As we close out this school year, we reflect upon all that we accomplished together - from Family Night: Coding to professional development webinars and so much more! We thank all of our education partners. Your support and ideas helped us make Learning at Home more impactful for the students and families we serve throughout Pennsylvania.

Thank You!
Coming in June's newsletter: we talk with our library partners and learn about the summer programs they have planned!
Primary Election Coverage
Leading up to Primary Election Day, Pennsylvania PBS stations provided information on the candidates and issues so voters could make informed choices.

PBS39 hosted a debate with the Bethlehem Democratic mayoral candidates and cohosted a forum with the mayoral candidates for Allentown on LGBTQ issues

WQLN hosted a debate with the Democratic candidates for the Erie County Executive role.The one-hour forum was moderated by Erie News Now anchor ENN Eva Mastromatteo, alongside two students from Prep-Villa.
Keystone Media Awards
WHYY received 12 Professional Keystone Media Awards from the Pennsylvania News Media Association. These awards were given to individual WHYY News staff members and teams for coverage of stories that range from the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 elections, gun violence in Philadelphia, and more.

Recipients include Christopher Norris, who received first place in the "Best Series" category for his work on the Police Reimagined:The Future of Public Safety series, along with teams involved with the Embedded 2020 and Gun violence in Philadelphia series.

The Keystone Awards recognize "journalism that consistently provides relevance, integrity, and initiative in serving readers and audiences, and faithfully fulfills its First Amendment rights/responsibilities."
Pennsylvania PBS recognizes Memorial Day
On Memorial Day especially, Pennsylvania PBS remembers and honors those who have died in service to our country.
Special programs will be offered like the National Memorial Day Concert with tributes to: Vietnam nurses, those who served in the Korean War, Gold Star Families and the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. Check your local Pennsylvania PBS station listings for more information.
Pennsylvania PBS - Who We Are

Pennsylvania PBS (PA PBS) is the collective name for seven public media organizations located throughout the Commonwealth.

Our Vision

Inspired and empowered by its partners, Pennsylvania PBS will be a keystone in the civic, educational and cultural fabric of the Commonwealth.

Our Mission

To leverage, unify and amplify the education mission and collective impact of the 7 Pennsylvania PBS stations in the lives of all Pennsylvanians.

Pennsylvania PBS reaches over 12.4 million Pennsylvanians in large, diverse, rural and under-served communities.

Our Partners

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