The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) announced a partnership with Iowa Public Television (IPTV) to provide early learning resources to underserved communities. IPTV will receive an initial grant to give young children from low-income families a strong foundation in early science and literacy by identifying and working with local partners. Storm Lake Elementary School, Storm Lake Elementary Tornado Academy and the Storm Lake Public Library are implementing new PBS KIDS science and literacy-based programming, mobile apps and digital games. Molly Phillips, IPTV executive director and general manager, says, “We are excited to partner with CPB and PBS in bringing even more resources to Iowa, furthering our mission to educate, inform, enrich and inspire Iowans, no matter where they live or what they can afford.” This effort is part of a five-year grant awarded to CPB and PBS through the U.S. Department of Education’s Ready To Learn Initiative to provide new tools and content for children’s learning.
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