From the President
WXXI's commitment to education doesn't end at its award-winning PBS Kids programs like Sesame Street, Arthur, and Curious George. Our Education & Outreach Department provides training for parents and teachers on effective ways to extend learning using media, books, & hands-on learning at home & school. It also creates and hosts family fun and learning events around the community, coordinates our Community Cinema series -- a free screening talkback program about important issues, and provides families and schools with free VITAL NY video on-demand services for use in instruction through wxxi.org/education.
Clearly, education is at the forefront of our mission, so it's no surprise that WXXI was selected to host a live forum to discuss Common Core Standards on Tuesday, December 3 at our studios. New York Education Commissioner John King, along with Wade S. Norwood and T. Andrew Brown, members of the New York State Board of Regents, answered questions from a studio audience made up of parents, educators, administrators, and community members. WXXI’s forum was the final of four public broadcasting forums hosting the Commissioner and community members across the State, which were designed to address issues raised by the implementation of the Common Core Standards in New York State.
If you didn't have a chance to watch the forum live on December 3rd, you can watch the archive online here.
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If you're a fan of "The Civil War," "Jazz" and "Baseball," you will most certainly be glued to WXXI-TV/HD October 2-4 as we present "Prohibition", a new three-part documentary series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Set in the era of bathtub gin and bootleggers, the series tells the story of the rise, rule, and fall of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
WXXI was recently involved in two extraordinary events that had a meaningful impact for many in our Rochester community.
If you visited WXXI's booth at last weekend's Clothesline Festival and thought that it brought to an end to Rochester's "festival season", I have good news! Coming this weekend will be a celebration of sustainable living to be held in Rochester's High Falls District. The Greentopia Festival – the newest of Rochester festivals – will be held Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18.
There has been an amazing tradition going on in Rochester over the last 25 years -- one of which you may be an enthusiastic participant, or of which you may have no knowledge. The RIT Big Shot has been capturing unique photos of buildings and locations in the Greater Rochester area since 1987.