KNPB served 43,799 PreK-12 Students with Educational Initiatives Last School Year

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The station hopes to increase involvement for the 2018-2019 school year

Reno, Nev. -- KNPB Education Services, part of KNPB Public Broadcasting, served nearly 44,000 students throughout Washoe, Douglas, Lyon and Elko counties as well as Carson City with one or more interactive, educational programs during the 2017-2018 school year.

“We are incredibly proud of our accomplishments in serving students this last school year,” says Nancy Maldonado, Vice President of Education at KNPB. “We hope to get in even more schools and meet with more children this year, so we can continue our mission of helping kids develop a lifelong love of learning.”

KNPB Education Services provides free workshops for young children, parents, caregivers and educators, in elementary schools, preschool locations and community organizations, such as Head Start and the Reno Housing Authority. Since 2014, KNPB Education Services has seen an annual increase in the total number of students served throughout northern Nevada and northeastern California.

During the 2017-2018 school year, KNPB Education Services:

  • Facilitated a grand total of 43,799 student interactions 

Registered users also increased for KNPB PBS LearningMedia, a free, online database with thousands of educational videos, lesson plans and classroom activities. The user total now is up to 3,591.

“I think the increase in engagement with KNPB Education Services content shows just how valuable these programs are to our community,” says KNPB President and CEO Kurt Mische. “Helping students find more success in the classroom is part of our mission and will continue to be a major focus for the station moving forward.”

As schools in our communities are getting back into session, KNPB Education Services is already scheduling visits and workshops in schools. For more information or to schedule a workshop, contact Nancy Maldonado, Vice President of Education at nancym@knpb.org

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About KNPB 

KNPB Public Broadcasting is seen by 130,000 people weekly in northern Nevada and northeastern California. KNPB provides 3 digital broadcast television channels on channel 5.1, KNPB Create on channel 5.2 and KNPB PBS KIDS on channel 5.3. KNPB provides PBS national programming and award winning locally produced KNPB programming in standard and high definition. KNPB.org provides engaging interactive content, including the KNPB video portal at watch.knpb.org that streams locally-produced KNPB content and most PBS national content.

Through the support of local corporations and foundations, as well as individual members, KNPB has been delivering public television and educational services to the communities it serves since 1983. For more information visit knpb.org, or follow KNPB on Twitter and Facebook.

About KNPB Education Services 

KNPB Education Services serves students, teachers, parents and caregivers through immersive educational services. Funded by several local organizations, KNPB educators create activities and materials that bring classroom lessons to life. For more information, visit knpb.org/education. 

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