BrainLine is a service of WETA, the public TV and radio station in Washington, DC. WETA is the third-largest producing station for PBS. WETA's productions and co-productions include The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal, and documentaries by filmmaker Ken Burns, including, most recently, The War.
Over the last decade, WETA has created and sustained four award-winning national educational services: LD OnLine, Reading Rockets, Colorin Colorado, and AdLit.org. With funding from the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, WETA also produced the public TV series Exploring Your Brain and co-produced three documentaries for the public radio series Gray Matters. In recognition of that work, we received the James and Sarah Brady Recognition Award for Public Service from the Brain Injury Association of America.
LD OnLine is the most comprehensive and widely used information service ever offered in the field of learning disabilities — a meeting place for all interested in helping children and adults learn and adapt in school, at home, and at work.
Reading Rockets looks at how young children learn to read, why so many struggle, and what we can do to help them. The website includes an archive of articles, interviews with children's authors, a daily headline service, webcasts, blogs, and much more. The Reading Rockets project also encompasses television programs produced for PBS, including A Tale of Two Schools, narrated by Morgan Freeman, and the 10-part series Launching Young Readers.
Colorin Colorado is a bilingual website for the parents and educators of English language learners. The website gives Spanish-speaking parents a wealth of information in their native language and gives teachers the information they need to be more effective in working with children for whom English is a second language.
AdLit.org (all about adolescent literacy) serves the parents and educators of struggling readers and writers in grades 4-12. The site includes research-based articles, instructional material for classroom teachers, an Ask the Experts feature, tips for parents, book recommendations, exclusive interviews with top authors, and a free monthly e-newsletter.