DOE official lauds PBS

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Jim Shelton is not only the Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement. He’s also, as he told a ballroom full of pubcasters at the PBS Showcase, “one of millions and millions of parents” who entrust their children to the network. “There is no place I’d rather send my son than PBS,” he said of his 6-year-old. “PBS has the opportunity to be the most effective, trusted brand in education in the country. To be transformative for our children, young adults, and adults in transition in particular. It’s in your hands, and I trust you with it.” Shelton received a standing ovation. The Showcase concludes tomorrow in Baltimore.