News in Brief
New Grants to Go Toward Early-Learning Multimedia
The U.S. Department of Education announced three five-year grants last week totaling $27 million to public-television organizations for development of multimedia projects promoting math and literacy for children ages 2 to 8.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting received $14 million to develop videos, online interactive games, and applications for electronic whiteboards and mobile devices. Chicago's public-television station WTTW received $6.6 million to write a mathematics curriculum accessible through cellphones, computers, hand-held video game systems, television, books, and trading cards.
The Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network received $6 million to craft similar multimedia curricula designed to help English-language learners develop their math and literacy skills.
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