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Chances are if you watch WHRO TV 15 during primetime, you have seen some of the Education NOW promotions highlighting WHRO member owner school divisions. A recent addition to the line-up features the W.R.A.T. Pack at Georgie D. Tyler Middle School in Isle of Wight County. 

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The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) was awarded a grant by the Verizon Foundation to help educate students and teachers about integrating computer coding into the classroom.  WHRO has been chosen to receive funds from that grant to pilot this training.

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The future can be a scary thing, but when students are in a safe, encouraging environment and are able to explore the possibilities through a competition like the Great Computer Challenge, it can be invigorating.

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Find out which of these school spelling bee champions will earn a chance to compete at the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. Watch these spellers battle it out in The Virginian-Pilot Spelling Bee, live on WHRO-TV 15 on Saturday, February 20th at 2 p.m. or stream live and be part of the conversation online.

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Community Initiatives

Here's what we've currently got in the works to bring education, enlightenment, and inspiration to Hampton Roads.

American Graduate: Getting to Work initiative focuses on helping youth succeed in school, career, and life by exploring challenges to entering the workforce facing today's youth. Find out more


Hampton Roads is home to over 217,000 veterans. We're currently involved in these initiatives with them:

Veterans Coming Home

Veterans Coming Home explores "what works" for veterans as they return to civilian life sharing both the challenges and success stories of veterans who are making a difference in the workplace, on campus, and in their communities. Find out more

Wall of Faces

There are 1,307 names of Virginian Vietnam veterans listed on The Wall. WHRO is proud to spearhead a state-wide initiative and engage partners and community individuals to ensure every Virginian listed has a photo. Find out more

Race: Let's Talk About It

Stories and events that foster conversations about race relations in America. Find out more

Emerging Leaders Board

Young professionals passionate about public media and supporting its mission. Find out more

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