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AETN, together with PBS, serves all Arkansans with content and services that educate, inform and inspire.
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AETN is more than just television.
With a rich 50-year history, AETN has become a flourishing public service media network, delivering educational resources on air, online and in person to Arkansas's most at-risk populations. We convene communities to discuss hard topics - depression, heat illness, domestic violence, AIDS, senior security - to find solutions. AETN delivers important, timely, educational programming and services to even the most rural areas of the state. Additionally, AETN bolsters public safety during crises by using datacasting, which converts a portion of the AETN broadcast signal into a public safety wireless delivery network for first responders.
AETN is a good investment.
For less than $2 per year, Arkansas taxpayers receive AETN programs and services. We share the culture and heritage of Arkansas, provide free online professional development to all Arkansas educators, present high-quality educational public television and impact student achievement.
AETN is Arkansas's largest classroom.
We're moving the needle on school readiness, parental engagement and literacy throughout the state. AETN provides early education materials, resources and training for these key indicators of long-term school success. "Ready to Learn" and "Raising Readers" are key educational programs created to reach underserved, rural areas. AETN is a partner in the Arkansas Campaign for Grade-level Reading - named the pacesetter by the national campaign - working to have all third graders reading at grade-level by 2020. Want to learn more about how we're impacting student achievement? Pick up the AETN Parent and Educators resource guides.
AETN impacts Arkansans in life changing ways.
AETN and PBS programs broaden horizons, inform citizens to make the best decisions and enlighten the minds of children. AETN convenes advocates for tough issues to solve problems through programs such as: "Protecting Arkansas Seniors," "Depression," "Telling Amy's Story," "Healing Minds. Changing Attitudes.," "AIDS in Arkansas" and more. ArkansasIDEAS gives educators the tools they need to make the biggest impact in the classroom, causing student achievement to rise. Early education programs ready children for school, creating a chance at a lifetime of learning success. The Arkansas Campaign for Grade-level Reading, of which AETN is a partner, has identified the top indicators for not reading at grade level - parental engagement, school readiness, attendance and summer learning loss - also lead to high dropout rates. AETN is working in each of these areas to help Arkansas third-graders read at grade level by 2020. AETN works with Arkansas emergency management officials to provide a critical public safety service, using our technology as the backbone for the emergency alert system.
PBS KIDS has been the No. 1 educational media brand for 14 years.
PBS KIDS is the No. 1 educational media brand and the No. 1 source of media for our nation's preschool teachers. PBS helps prepare children for success in school and in life and learn reading, math and essential skills.
AETN, in partnership with ADE, is a national leader in professional development.
ArkansasIDEAS serves as the largest source of free online professional development for all Arkansas educators. We offer 54,000 registered users more than 700 courses and 1,700 credit hours - and we've awarded over 800,000 credit hours. ArkansasIDEAS is by far the nation's most affordable online professional development at $11.68 per course versus an average of $199 in other states. More than a dozen states have asked AETN for access to ArkansasIDEAS.org.