Local TV Stations Launch At-Home Learning Initiative
By Tess Farrand, Associate Content Editor
Maryland-area television stations are partnering together during COVID-19 to bring the classroom to students.
“This collaboration illustrates the power of public TV to address an emerging need by providing at-home learning resources that support and strengthen families throughout our region,” said Maryland Public Television CEO and president.
Maryland Public Television, WETA and Howard University Television (WHUT) launched their at-home learning initiative on Monday, April 6,2020
The programming will run until at-home restrictions are lifted for students.
According to Cumberland Times-News, “The broadcast schedule consists of 11 daytime hours of educational programs beginning at 7 a.m. on MPT and continuing throughout the day on all three channels, ending at 6 p.m. on WHUT.”
The trio of television stations breaks down the programming into three categories: Pre-Kindergarten through third grade, fourth through eight grade, and ninth through 12th grade.
“We are proud to join forces with Maryland Public Television and WHUT to make this important content widely accessible in the National Capital Area,” Sharon Percy Rockefeller said WETA CEO and president.
Right now, students all over the world are getting creative to spread hope during this time of isolation.
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