Education & Entertainment | FULL SHOW | #96
Kicking off this episode we look at two new toys on the market that combine education and multimedia entertainment. Then, we’re honored to welcome U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to the program to discuss a new set of rights for families and students.
Segment 1: From Worker to Boss
Former Executive Producer on some of your favorite animated TV shows like “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy”, Sherry Gunther Shugerman, got bit by the entrepreneurial bug with young children still at home. Find out why Sherry left a successful career in television to blaze her own path in the digital entertainment space.
Segment 2: The Beatrix Girls
The Popstar Club aims to engage young girls every where they play with an innovative mix of dolls, music, and a positive digital community. CEO Sherry Gunther Shugerman explains how the Beatrix Girls (@BeatrixGirls) model values like work ethic and dedication.
Segment 3: Toy 2.0
Kids today are actually savvy consumers. Multiplatform, media-rich toys are on trend for children according to CEO of the Beatrix Girls (@BeatrixGirls), Sherry Gunther Shugerman. Learn what’s next in the evolution of play.
Segment 4: New Baby Teeth Tradition
Has your child received a visit from the Tooth Fairy? Ingrid Bencosme has created an interactive book and doll set called “Teeth Fairies” (@teeth_fairies) to encourage oral hygiene and healthy eating habits in youngsters. Get details on this inventive educational tool now.
Segment 5: Student Rights
U.S. Education Secretary, Arne Duncan (@arneduncan) recently announced a set of rights at the 2015 National PTA Convention and Expo to ensure that our children receive the education they deserve. Arne outlines how these rights will position students for success from pre-k through college.
Segment 6: Demand Better!
All right parents, it’s time to organize! U.S. Education Secretary, Arne Duncan (@arneduncan), is calling on you to raise your voice and hold politicians accountable for improving education. How can you be heard? Tune in to find out.
Check out Arne Duncan’s speech via ed.gov here: http://www.ed.gov/news/speeches/asserting-your-right-great-education-your-child
CreditsHost: Bettina Bush
Producer: Jason Masters
Sherry Gunther Shugerman