WKNO offers educational programming for local students

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Public Broadcasting WKNO-TV has partnered with the Tennessee Department of Education and Shelby County Schools (SCS) to provide at home instructional content for Mid-South students during school closures.
WKNO began airing the weekday schedule on WKNO 10.1 on Monday from noon to 5 p.m.
“WKNO is pleased to be working with the Shelby County Schools and the Tennessee Department of Education to provide instructional educational programs to the students and parents in our community who are sheltering at home due to the coronavirus outbreak,” says Charles McLarty, WKNO CEO.
WKNO is working with the SCS, which is providing five hours of ‘home learning programming’ every weekday.
The local NBC affiliate is airing the same content in the mornings on its secondary channel. The instructional programming will air in the afternoons on the main channel, WKNO Channel 10.
“As more districts address the potential for long-term school closure, it is essential to find ways to address digital disparities and continue to provide learning opportunities and critical services to our students,” said SCS Superintendent Dr. Joris M. Ray.
WKNO 10.1 Schedule:
6:30-10 a.m. – PBS Kids
programming (WKNO PBS
Kids 24/7 Ch 10.3 will not be
affected)
SCS Grade Level Schedule
Monday on WKNO 10.1:
Noon – SCS Class is Still in
Session: K-5
2 p.m. – SCS Class is Still in
Session: High School
4 p.m. – SCS Class is Still in
Session: K-5
Tuesday on WKNO 10.1:
Noon – SCS Class is Still in
Session: K-5
2 p.m. – SCS Class is Still in
Session: Middle School
4 p.m. – SCS Class is Still in
Session: K-5
Wednesday on WKNO 10.1:
Noon – SCS Class is Still in
Session: K-5
2 p.m. – SCS Class is Still in
Session: High School
4 p.m. – SCS Class is Still in
Session: K-5
Thursday on WKNO 10.1:
Noon – SCS Class is Still in
Session: K-5
2 p.m. – SCS Class is Still in
Session: Middle School
4 p.m. – SCS Class is Still in
Session: K-5
Friday on WKNO 10.1:
Noon to 3 p.m. – SCS Class is
Still in Session: High School
The resource guides are available at:
SCS web site: www.scsk12.org/
instructionalresources/index#/
For families without internet, the guides are available at YMCA Meal Distribution Sites.
Beginning April 6, WKNO-TV is one of the six PBS Tennessee stations that will deliver two hours of programming with ‘high-quality instructional content’ from 10 a.m. to noon. Four hours of content will also be streamed overnight, which viewers can watch live or record.
The content will be developed and provided by Tennessee educators in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Education and meets a critical need to ensure all students have access to high-quality learning opportunities, regardless if their home has internet connectivity or capable devices.
“This is an incredible example of Tennesseans coming together to support kids,” said Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn. “We are so thrilled to be partnering with PBS stations across the state to make high-quality instructional content available to all students so they can continue learning during school closures. Families and students are hungry for content right now, and we are grateful our local stations have stepped up to help fill this need.”