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  1. ITVS Joins Leading Bay Area Media Groups to Celebrate Teachers

    September 19, 2011

    This past month, over 100 media-savy educators attended the first Bay Area Media Innovators in  Education event in San Francisco. The event was co-hosted by ITVS, KQED, BAVC, and the San Francisco Film Society.At a time when school budgets are tight, it is rare for teachers to get treated to wine, gourmet treats, and free media content. But ITVS and four

  2. Community Classroom Profiles the Best. Teacher. Ever!

    July 15, 2011

    Last month, Community Classroom unveiled the winner of the Best. Teacher. Ever! Contest: Negussie Tirfessa, Ph.D., Professor of Physics, Manchester Community College. As a followup, we asked Independent Lens viewer Cordelia Vahadji to interview her nominee, so that we could discover what makes this educator so inspirational to his students, and that

  3. LEADING THE CONVERSATION: Young Women's Voices in the Media

    July 8, 2011

    ITVS, POV, BAVC, and Youth Radio will co-present a live chat on the future for women media makers, this Monday, July 11 at 3pm PT / 6pm ET.<a

  4. And the Best. Teacher. Ever! is ... drumroll, please...

    June 29, 2011

    ITVS Community Classroom announces the Audience Winner for our educator contest.Well, it was not easy. We received moving stories from around the country about teachers who go the extra mile to illuminate young minds. Teachers like Beatrice Pfaff, an American Sign Language Instructor in Indianapolis who inspires her students to overcome the isolation

  5. Women’s Voices Rising

    June 6, 2011

    Here is a startling fact: the number of women in prison in the United States has increased by 800 percent over the last three decades. It’s a disturbing trend — but fortunately there are some inspiring individuals and organizations out there working to reverse it.Community Works, one of our educational partners for Community Classroom, is among them.