Cosby: Behinds, not minds in schools


Bill Cosby is getting behind efforts to improve education.

Cosby announced last week that his animated series, "Little Bill," which is aimed at getting preschoolers interested in learning, is returning to television on cable's Noggin network. It previously was part of the Nickelodeon cable network's "Nick Jr." programming bloc for preschoolers.

In an era where the education reform act No Child Left Behind dominates education, the comedian complained recently, "The high school dropout rate in some cities is as high as 55 to 75%. While the behinds are moving forward, some of the minds are left behind."

Beginning Monday, Cosby's show will air weekdays on Noggin at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. EDT. It will be broadcast at 1:30 p.m. EDT on the weekends.

The series is based on Cosby's "Little Bill" book series, which teaches the importance of friendship and family relationships and attempts to show children creative ways to solve their problems.
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