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South Carolina ETV reimagines mission-driven partnership with S.C. Department of Education in response to COVID-19
Bucky Ware
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

**This release is for information purposes only. SCETV programming is NOT required viewing for any School District of Newberry County student**


South Carolina ETV reimagines mission-driven partnership with

S.C. Department of Education in response to COVID-19

Network to modify programming three days each week beginning March 24

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) today announced a plan in partnership with the S.C. Department of Education (SCDE) to broadcast streamlined, curriculum-based programming for the state’s pre-K through 12th grade students in response to mandatory school closures due to the coronavirus.

SCETV is the state's only public educational broadcasting network with 11 television stations and eight radio stations throughout South Carolina. With an estimated 800,000 students enrolled in more than 1,250 schools in 81 public school districts across the state, this partnership between SCETV and SCDE recognizes the importance of continuing the educational experience by providing access to free educational resources to those students at home during this difficult, unprecedented time.

Utilizing the power of television, content broadcasted will be specifically targeted to children enrolled in pre-K through the 12th grade. That content will align with current state and federal standards so that programming is flexible enough to serve as both supplemental and fundamental, based on timing and need.

Beginning Tuesday, March 24, SCETV will modify regularly scheduled programming for three days each week to offer specific pre-K – 12 resources during the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. The three days selected may vary from week to week. Program modifications will take place throughout the duration of school closures and will address a wide variety of content areas. Educators and parents will have access to supplemental lesson plans and curriculum materials to facilitate meaningful use of the content.

Visit www.scetv.org/athomelearning for more information about the modified broadcast schedule, available online resources and virtual professional development opportunities.

 

FIVE FAST FACTS:

·     SCETV is partnering with SCDE to broadcast curriculum-based programming for the state’s pre-K through 12th grade students in response to mandatory school closures due to the coronavirus.

·     This partnership between SCETV and SCDE recognizes the importance of continuing the educational experience by providing access to free educational resources to students at home during this difficult, unprecedented time.

·     Beginning Tuesday, March 24, SCETV will modify regularly scheduled programming for three days each week to offer specific pre-K – 12 resources during the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

·     Information about the modified broadcast schedule, available online resources and virtual professional development opportunities can be found at www.scetv.org/athomelearning.