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WCTE's Educational Mission:

To make sure all children enter school Ready To Learn, become an American Graduate and develop a love of learning so they can become life-long learners. What distinguishes WCTE and PBS from other broadcasters is our public service commitment to fostering lifelong learning. This commitment is reflected in our on- air educational programs, our online services and in the work we do within the community.

These two initiatives powered by grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting allow WCTE to empower families and communities with the resources, tools and support to break cycles of generational poverty and chronic school underchievement, to narrow the achievement gap, and teach parents how to be their child's first teacher.

WCTE Education Blog

Tips for Parents & Students to Make Going Back-To-School Less Stressful

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On this week's Get Ready To Learn radio show, host Cindy Putman discusses the challenges of going back to school with Putnam County Schools System's Beth Anderson, who is an educator at Algood Elementary School.

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Putnam County Students Go Back to School and Enjoy Free Breakfast

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Eating a healthy breakfast can go a long way with helping students stay focused and concentrate during the day. Studies show that students who eat breakfast perform better in school, with better concentration and more energy. Breakfast eating kids are also usually healthier overall. But did you know approximately 8 to 12 percent of all school-aged kids skip breakfast?

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2016 Community Back-to-School Bash a Success!

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According to a recent study, the top back-to-school stress point for adults is shopping for clothes and school items. This is why several community organizations decided to come together and make this process easier for local parents and caregivers.

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American Graduate

American Graduate

American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen is WCTE's commitment to supporting community-based solutions to the dropout crisis.

Ready To Learn

Ready To Learn

WCTE's Ready to Learn initiative addresses school readiness in the Upper Cumberland


WCTE Academic Bowl

WCTE Academic Bowl

Taping January 31 & February 7 @ Derryberry hall on TTU's campus

WCTE's Stations of Imagination at Fall FunFest

WCTE's Stations of Imagination at Fall FunFest

Friday, September 11th from 5pm - 9pm Saturday, September 12th from 10am - 9pm on the Cookeville Square

PBS Parents

PBS Parents

The trusted online resource that's filled with information about your child’s development from birth through the early school years.

PBS Learning Media

PBS Learning Media

PBS LearningMedia™ is the go-to destination for instant access to over 100,000 digital resources for teachers!

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Workshops!

WCTE’s Educational Team can customize workshops or professional development trainings for your group or organization. For workshop information, or to inquire about scheduling a workshop, call 921-528-2222 x. 227 or email us.

Topics are listed below:

  • Using Media as a learning tool
  • Using PBS kids apps to extend learning
  • How to be your child’s first teacher
  • Sesame Street Workshops
  • How does poverty effect a child’s brain
  • Literacy and Math
  • Brain Development

Workshops can be conducted in English and Spanish.