Mar 21, 2009

Ready to Learn grants now available

CPB has announced Ready to Learn grants so pubcasting stations can work in collaboration with state education agencies to "assess, align, and integrate research-tested and curriculum-based RTL products and services into early childhood education." A one-year planning grant of up to $50,000 will be awarded to up to five stations with state educational agency partnerships. Deadline is April 27.

Ombudsman examines "UltraMind" pledge program

PBS ombudsman Michael Getler writes about the ongoing controversy over the pledge program The UltraMind Solution in his latest column, More Pledge Madness. It includes a Q&A with Joseph A. Campbell, v.p. of fundraising programming for PBS.