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Space Racers: Out-of-this-world science for kids

Begins 9:30 am Sunday, May 4: Blast off on a cosmic learning adventure!

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PBS KIDS ‘Plum Landing’ offers Web-centric programming

New site with animated webisodes, online games, free apps, hands-on science activities, live-action videos. Visit the site.

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Fun activities for warmer weather

Teacher Emily Dawson and WILL's Molly Delaney with recovered balloon and data box.

WILL-TV helps students studying the atmosphere

A grade school class launches their own weather balloon to collect weather data, and take photos and video. 

Peg and Cat

PEG + CAT, New Preschool Series

The series follows the spirited Peg and her sidekick, Cat, as they embark on adventures, solve problems and learn foundational math concepts and skills.

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100 Must-Reads for Kids 9-14

NPR combined audience favorites with expert choices to come up with 100 must-reads.

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Inspiring Middle School Literacy

Online self-paced lessons designed to enhance the literacy skills of struggling readers in grades 5–8. Find out more. Suggestion: Try  Fact and Opinion: Parents, Teens, and Texting

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PBS LearningMedia engages students

Stories of Impact

The Barr Family

Book Mentor Profile: Raina Dyer-Barr and Jay Barr

Raina and Jay, a husband and wife team, will be book mentors this year in their 5-year-old son Xavier’s class at the Champaign Early Childhood Center. As volunteers with Illinois Public Media’s Book Mentor Project, they will read to the pre-schoolers and do a related activity with them. Keep reading to find out why they're excited about the project.



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Stratton MicroSociety Project

A student at Stratton Elementary School presenting a newscast

Illinois Public Media is helping students and teachers at the Stratton Leadership & MicroSociety Magnet School in Champaign create, maintain and staff their 21st Century Digital Media Center. Their Center allows them to run their own video production studio, anchor newscasts, write and videotape stories, edit video and publish content on their website, strattonsociety.org.

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