Kurn Hattin Homes Music Educator Lisa Bianconi Honored at Public Television Reception Showcasing American Graduate Champions
Lisa Bianconi, music educator at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children in Westminster, VT, and a Grammy Award nominee for her work in music education, was honored by Western New England Public Television station WGBY last week, as one of WGBY’s American Graduate Champions. Bianconi’s work with Kurn Hattin Homes for Children was profiled in a November, 2015 WGBY episode of “Connecting Point”. Connectingpoint.wgby.org/2015/11/american-graduate-kurn-hattin-homes-choir/
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WGBY based in Springfield, MA and its parent station, WGBH in Boston, facilitates regional teachers’ access to PBS LearningMedia, which provides 100,000-plus digital and supplemental classroom resources, but also serves as an implementing partner of the American Graduate initiative. Americangraduate.wgby.org/home/
The American Graduate program is an effort supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) in cooperation with 80 other public radio and television stations across 30 states. The American Graduate program uses media to spotlight the efforts of educators and volunteers doing a range of “heroic” work in the field of community education. The public media initiative provides access to classroom materials and content to support teachers, parents, caregivers and mentors who are helping at-risk students overcome key learning obstacles on the path from preschool through graduation.
WGBY honored Bianconi and the following other regional educators. Americangraduate.wgby.org/become-champion/champions/