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The National Parks | A Ken Burns Film

THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA'S BEST IDEA is a six-episode series produced by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan and written by Dayton Duncan. Filmed over the course of more than six years at some of nature's most spectacular locales – from Acadia to Yosemite, Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon, the Everglades of Florida to the Gates of the Arctic in Alaska - THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA'S BEST IDEA is nonetheless a story of people: people from every conceivable background – rich and poor; famous and unknown; soldiers and scientists; natives and newcomers; idealists, artists and entrepreneurs; people who were willing to devote themselves to saving some precious portion of the land they loved, and in doing so reminded their fellow citizens of the full meaning of democracy.

The monumental building that was supposed to last forever was destroyed after 53 years.

New York NOW: Education & History

Voters will decide education Bond Act this Fall

Voters in New York will decide in November whether the state should borrow $2 billion dollars for new technology including I-Pads in school classrooms.  Teachers and school administrators who ...

Students make incremental progress on Common Core math tests, but scores are flat on English exams

New York’s school children made incremental progress in math scores but no gains in English tests in the second year of Common Core related exams. Education officials say overall, only around one t...

American Masters

Dorothea Lange: Book Excerpts from Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

The following book excerpts are from Dorothea Lange – Grab a Hunk of Lightning: Her Lifetime in Photography (illustrated; 192 pages) by Elizabeth Partridge. Text used by permission and published by...

American Masters Wins Two 2014 Emmys, Including Best Documentary Series

For the 10th time and in the year of its 200th episode, American Masters has won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary Series. The representative film for this 2014 Emmy Award is Marvin Hamlis...

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