About NEPM Education

NEPM, public media for western New England, is committed to providing quality educational content and experiences for all adults and children in the region. A recent study found PBS Kids to be the No. 1 most trusted educational brand. Indeed, PBS is the America’s largest classroom, and the NEPM Education blog aspires to help educators and parents more easily find, adapt, and apply PBS content for their needs.

Meet the Author
Bess Kapetanis Bess Kapetanis is the Programs Coordinator for NEPM Education & Outreach.  Her role includes working with districts and schools to deliver programs like summer reading initiatives and teacher professional development.  In the years prior to joining the team at NEPM, Bess served as an educator for the Westfield Public Schools.  Contact Bess


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4 thoughts on “About NEPM Education

  1. Kudos to the WGBY education links with educators. Bess Kapetanis, the professional education coordinator for WGBY presented to my graduate students at AIC on June 21. She gave insightful, useful and professional insight to the effective programs offered to educators, parents and students.
    Betsy Marino
    adjunct professor

  2. I am saddened to no longer be able to access the video lending library. I had ordered several videos about a month ago and they have not arrived. I hope this is temporary as this is a great resource for teachers and home educators.

    • Hi Christine,

      Over the last couple weeks, there was a glitch in the video lending library website that made it necessary for us to temporarily stop processing orders, as we were unable to see who had submitted the request.

      We would be happy to get you the materials you need. Our Video Lending Librarian, Bernie Michaels, is available to help and distribute any videos that people need. You can email him at bmichaels@wgby.org. I’ll also ask him to follow up with you directly.


      Heather Lavigne
      Director of Education

  3. Hello there ,

    I saw that you mentioned commonsensemedia.org/educators/cyberbullying-toolkit here education.wgby.org/tag/toolkit/ and I wanted to share my gratitude concerning your work on fighting bullying.

    I want to suggest you share an important guide that came out recently which focuses on children’s safety online. We often forget kids are an easy target, and most of the time parents aren’t aware of what’s going on. I found this guide very thorough:

    I liked the way they summarized each section with actionable items for the parent/teacher.

    Once again, thanks for helping protect our kids,

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