Five years ago, KERA reporters met a group of eighth-graders from different schools with different lives. Now you can read their current stories in “What’s Next for the Class of ’17,” a new series in the ongoing American Graduate national broadcast project.
Join Daniel Tiger and friends for a day of community-focused kindness. Families can help with service projects, watch Daniel Tiger videos and take photos with Daniel and Katerina Kittycat. Admission is FREE--donations are accepted. Click for more details!
Click to see the latest issue of KERA’s e-newsletter for families of younger children. It features fun activities in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). Subscribe to get your own weekly copy inside!
As part of the American Graduate national public broadcasting project, KERA is exploring how kids navigate from childhood to graduation, through news stories and community outreach. Click to see the spring 2017 series "Race, Poverty and the Changing Face of Schools.”
Click to see the latest issue of KERA's e-newsletter for educators. It features enrichment materials, teaching tools, articles on timely topics and much more. Subscribe to get your own bi-weekly copy inside!
Find compelling stories about teachers and students across North Texas. Follow KERA's news, features and special projects to learn about challenges and triumphs as educators deal with issues ranging from changing demographics to new technologies to evolving community needs.
Click to see the winners in the Maya Angelou Essay Contest. High school students were challenged to interpret a poem by Angelou and describe how it contributes to understanding of race relations in the U.S. Learn more and read the winning essays inside.
KERA’s Art&Seek provides a rare backstage look at how a professional musical is born. The Dallas Theater Center built Stagger Lee entirely from scratch, from the story to the set. Art&Seek has tracked the progress of the show since an early workshop in 2013. Meet the creators of the story and music, watch the show change, learn more about the real-life Stagger Lee, and listen to the way musicians have mythologized him for almost a century.
Henri Matisse was Pablo Picasso's senior by twelve years, and the two men could not have been more different. Reserved and dignified, Matisse was the image of respectability. Aggressive and egotistical, Picasso considered himself superior to every person he ever met - except for one.
Fred Rogers changed children's television forever on February 19, 1968, when he went on national public TV, removed his jacket and dress shoes and changed into sweater and sneakers to talk to children on their level. Through this year, KERA and the Fred Rogers Company will commemorate 50 years of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood with events, special shows, reminiscing and caring for our neighbors.
One Crisis Away focuses on North Texans living on the financial edge. The most recent installment, "After the Flood," tells stories of people who evacuated to North Texas after Hurricane Harvey. Follow the series as KERA adds new chapters.
KERA is presenting three film screening and conversation events to facilitate a deeper understanding of American minority experiences. Please join us for these free events! And click to find film descriptions and screening dates as well as resources for using the first film, I Am Not Your Negro, in class or as the focus for group discussions.
The interactive Secrets of the Meyerson was created to mark the 25th anniversary of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in 2014. Its virtual tour takes you behind the scenes to explore areas of the building that the public rarely sees and shares secrets such as which features create the hall's unique sound.
The Broken Hip explores the stories of North Texans and their families who have experienced the life-changing repercussions of a broken hip, as well as the stories of new research being done in Dallas-Fort Worth that focuses on preventing falls and recovering from fractured hips faster. The stories are part the KERA News Breakthroughs series.
The Great American Read is a PBS campaign to celebrate books and the power of reading. Click to find information on PBS television specials, events around North Texas, a quiz, resources to guide book discussions and much, much more!
The Race to Save Failing Schools KERA journalism project
This reporting series tells the stories of five North Texas schools that have carried the lowest state ratings at least four years over the last decade to explore the effort required to bring a school up to standard and the consequences of failing to do so. Photo credit: Lara Solt
Every Monday through Thursday, Krys Boyd discusses current issues with writers, politicians, scientists, artists, community leaders and others from Texas and across the country. The Think site has live streaming, podcasts and archives of these conversations, which are guaranteed to make you think, as well as a list of stations that air the program.
This searchable site has more than 100,000 TEKS-aligned resources, including videos, activities, games, lesson plans, articles and other resources. It has something for all grade levels and most subjects, along with tools for lesson prep. LearningMedia is independently operated by PBS.
PBS created NewsHour Extra to engage students in current events and provide tools for teaching about news. The site includes video clips of news stories, lesson plans and many creative activities to encourage deeper thinking. It's geared to grades 7 – 12.
Ruff Ruffman: Humble Media Genius is here with videos and tips to help students explore and understand the many ups and downs of personal technology. The collection explores four topics with original animation and interactivity—texting, sharing photographs, conducting searches, and finding an appropriate balance of technology and media use. Grades 2-5
#BigDGives is a chance for North Texans to give back to their community using a portal provided by United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. The call for volunteerism and financial donations is the local response to Giving Tuesday, a movement that designates the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving as the start of a charitable season when many focus on holiday and end-of-year giving.
This nonprofit founded by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor teaches how government works through interactive games, printable lesson plans and support materials. Games ask students to assume roles – a judge, a member of Congress, a community activist, even the President of the United States – and make decisions associated with their chosen roles. For grades 5 - 12.
Click to find stories from NPR, KERA and other stations, with discussion questions and other resources. Help build listening skills and teach about English language arts, science, social studies and current events. Search for “KERA” to find local stories.
NPR's reporting on education covers a range of topics including K-12, higher education, learning and technology and a feature called "50 Great Teachers" that explores the thinking and techniques of innovative teachers.
The Great Thanksgiving Listen student oral history opportunity
StoryCorps is asking educators across the country, including in North Texas, to ask students record an interview with an older friend or relative during Thanksgiving week. Click to learn more and encourage your students to record history!