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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

Education - A Bridge Out of Poverty

Last Updated by Kate Spears on

Recently, a group of community leaders, faith based organizations, educators, and social service providers gathered in the Upper Cumberland for an important discussion. The topic? Causes and effects of poverty on children and families.

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Ways to Address Issues of Bullying in Kids & Teens

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We know that an important way to combat bullying is by being a consistent and caring adult in a child’s life. Parents, school staff, and other caring adults can help kids understand bullying, keep the lines of communication open, encourage kids to do what they love, and model how to treat others with kindness and respect.

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Homelessness in the Upper Cumberland - Resources for Families in Need

Last Updated by Kate Spears on

Did you know that (according to one study) every year 600,000 families with 1.35 million children experience homelessness in the United States? The same research found that children make up about 50 percent of the homeless population in the U.S. This might be hard to believe, but even in the Upper Cumberland, homelessness affects students in our school systems.

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Ready To Learn

Ready To Learn

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

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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.