Texas schools and universities have a long history of partnering with public television to provide high-quality educational programming. In fact, KUHT in Houston was the first noncommercial educational television station in the nation. In 1982, the Texas Public Broadcasting Association (TPBA) was formed to foster collaboration and increase access to education for the benefit of all Texans.
Since their inception Texas stations have participated in public-private partnerships to offer preschool outreach services, K-12 educational services and distance learning programs. The federal mandate for all broadcasters to convert to digital television brought a new opportunity to partner on a wider level with schools, libraries and hospitals. The state’s Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund (TIF) invested $20 million to assist public television stations in the capital outlay and development of digital broadcasting technology.
Early Childhood Education
Texas schools and universities have a long history of partnering with public television to provide high-quality educational programming to Texans. a long history of partnering with public television to provide high-quality educational programming to Texans.
K-12 Education Resources for Teachers and Classrooms
Texas PBS stations provide high-quality pre K-12 educational resources. Teachers access classroom materials suitable for a wide range of subjects and grade levels. We provide thousands of lesson plans, teaching activities, on-demand video assets, and interactive games and simulations. These resources are correlated to state and national educational standards and are tied to PBS’ award-winning on-air and online programming like NOVA, Nature, Cyberchase, Between the Lions and more.
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Texas PBS Stations are approved providers of training as part of the Texas Virtual Schools Network.