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Phoenix schools gain access to NBC News program
MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011 16:56 PM

One of the goals of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is to promote the development of classroom materials, such as textbooks and digital media, that are aligned to the national initiative, according to the CCSS’ website.

NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, and the University of Phoenix recently announced that they will help improve the education offered in 250 middle and high schools in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Through special grants, these institutions will have access to the NBC Learn K-12 program thanks to two-year subscriptions.

Schools that receive NBC Learn K-12 subscriptions will have access to NBC’s educational content, including images, primary source documents and more than 12,000 NBC News archival video resources. Additionally, each of these videos is mapped to the CCSS.

"We are excited to share the resources of NBC Learn with Phoenix-area schools," said Steve Capus, president of NBC News. "We believe that by incorporating high-quality video reports and content into the classroom, students can get excited and engaged with their course subjects in new ways."

To date, the University of Phoenix has also provided grants to schools in Chicago, Los Angeles and Philadelphia – all cities in states that have adopted the CCSS.