Ready To Learn, your Community Idea Stations, and Virginia 529 College Saving Plan are once again encouraging kindergarten to third grade students to stretch their creative wings and enter the 2015 PBS KIDS Writers Contest for central Virginia. This is the 20th year that the Community Idea Stations has hosted the contest and thousands of kids in grades K-3 have participated in the annual event.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond invites middle and high school educators to participate in a special edition of our Evening at the Fed Lecture Series on Wednesday, October 22, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. This fall’s program “College and Career Readiness” is part of the Federal Reserve’s Financial Education Day with the goal of promoting discussion about the importance of financial education.
Ready To Learn is very pleased to announce that your Community Idea Stations have a local national winner in the PBS KIDS Writers Contest! Michelle K. won Second Place at the Second Grade Level for her story “Rosy Helps Cathy Catch Her Bus.” This is quite an accomplishment, considering the thousands of entries that were submitted from all over the USA.
The Community Idea Stations (WCVE PBS and WHTJ PBS), along with Ready To Learn, presented the annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest, designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. Local winners from our viewing area were selected and awarded prizes in April of 2014.
PBS KIDS announced the launch of the Arthur Family Health website, which builds on Arthur’s eighteen-year history of addressing challenging topics and making them understandable for kids. Featuring Arthur and friends, this robust new website offers background information, games, videos, and other resources designed to help parents and educators talk to kids about important health issues - from asthma, food allergies and nutrition, to fitness and resilience.