WGBH gets almost $2 million from CPB to develop PBS LearningMedia assets

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CPB is granting nearly $2 million to WGBH in Boston to expand middle-school math content available through PBS LearningMedia, pubcasting’s free online resource for educators.

WGBH, with producing partners WNET in New York City, KET in Lexington, Ky., and KQED in San Francisco, will oversee development of more than 400 new digital resources.

Contributing assets will be pubTV stations KUEN in Ogden, Utah; Maryland Public Television in Owings Mills; Alabama Public Television in Birmingham; KAET in Phoenix, Ariz.; KCPT in Kansas City, Mo.; and the National Minority Consortia.

Resources will focus on addressing diversity and equity issues from multiple angles, CPB said in the announcement today, noting that many educators feel that digital approaches to teaching math are more effective than traditional techniques, particularly among students from diverse or minority backgrounds.