Education

Strategic Education Consulting Services

CPB is requesting proposals from firms to provide strategic education consulting services to expand and advance CPB's overall education mission and goals, as well as to provide strategic advice and research services.

American Graduate Strategic Advisor

CPB is requesting proposals from firms to provide strategic advice to CPB to advance and support CPB’s American Graduate initiative. American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen (“American Graduate”) is a multi-year public media initiative, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), to assist public media television and radio stations and national public media and partner organizations in identifying and implementing solutions to address the high school dropout crisis in their local communities, encouraging students to finish high school and reinforcing the importance of education beyond high school. Additional information about the American Graduate initiative may be found at: http://www.americangraduate.org.

Ready To Learn Community Collaboratives for Early Learning & Media

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (“CPB”), as part of the 2015-20 Ready To Learn initiative (“RTL”) intends to provide funds for up to seven public television stations to create Community Collaboratives for Early Learning and Media (“CC-ELM”), an innovative model of community engagement designed to extend the reach and impact of the RTL content in low-income communities. Each CC-ELM will consist of networks of partners in these communities that work together to give children ages two to eight (the “Target Audience”) a stronger foundation in early science and literacy learning.

Strategic Advisor, Diversity in Children’s Content Production

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks an individual or firm to provide strategic advice and information to CPB to advance its efforts to support diversity in producers of children’s content.  The successful applicant (hereinafter “advisor”) will provide guidance and information to CPB that will inform future grant programs to support diversity in producers of children’s content. The advisor will also provide strategic counsel to help CPB plan a system meeting focused on increasing diversity in children’s public media – specifically encouraging the development and production of content that reflects the diversity of the American public, particularly minorities and underserved audiences.

Ready To Learn 2010 – 2015 Policy Brief Writer

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) seeks a highly respected, independent children's media scholar to write a policy brief that objectively analyzes and summarizes the overall results, findings, and collective lessons learned from the three U.S. Department of Education 2010 - 2015 Ready To Learn awards.

Audio Video Creative Production Services

CPB seeks the services of a creative producer to provide audio video content to advance CPB's priorities in education and journalism, as well as to support public media stations' work. The producer must be available upon short notice and will often be expected to provide the final product within a few days of receiving the assignment.

Ready To Learn Research Partner

In anticipation of a U.S. Department of Education ("ED") Request for Proposals ("RFP") for a new round of Ready To Learn ("RTL") grants, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting ("CPB") seeks a research organization to serve as its research partner ("Partner"). The Partner will:

  1. Assist CPB, PBS, and their content and outreach partner(s) in developing and writing the RTL proposal, the research and evaluation section in particular. The proposal will lay out an intended but modifiable five-year research and evaluation plan; and
  2. Serve as CPB's RTL research and evaluation partner should CPB receive a new RTL award.

Research Study for Station Education Services

CPB seeks to engage a qualified researcher (Contractor) to conduct a study that will include:

  1. a brief (20 questions or fewer) survey of approximately 172 public television stations about their education services (Station Survey), in order to update public media's knowledge and understanding of stations' education services, which were last measured by a station survey conducted in 2007;
  2. case studies investigating how eight stations participating in the American Graduate initiative changed their internal practices or approach as a result of their participation (Case Studies); and
  3. an environmental scan to determine community needs and the services that public media can provide to meet those needs (Environmental Scan).

National Communications and Marketing Support for the American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen Initiative

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is seeking to engage a marketing and communications agency to support the American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen initiative. This nationwide public media initiative is designed to help communities improve high school graduation rates and prepare more students for college and career success. Specifically, the agency will assist CPB and public media stations in developing the strategy and executing on a national communications campaign for phase two of the American Graduate initiative.

National Producer Local Station Partnerships for Education Reporting

CPB wants to support and enhance the capacity of public media to create high quality multimedia journalism on important topics in education. Therefore, CPB is seeking grant proposals from national producers working with local stations to create innovative original reporting that highlights the challenges and solutions found in American communities as they provide education in the 21st century. In particular, CPB wishes to support national/local partnerships in the creation of content that aligns with CPB's American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen! initiative, which addresses the high school dropout crisis in our country.