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Cincinnati Public Schools launches TV station for students without internet

Find it on Spectrum Ch. 15, Cincy Bell Ch. 804
Cincinnati Public Schools
Posted at 6:19 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 19:54:24-04

CINCINNATI — Ever since schools in Ohio shut their doors one month ago, Cincinnati students have been getting their schoolwork and classroom time through online classes or with workbooks sent home with them before the COVID-19 pandemic.

But for those students who do not have computers or internet, Cincinnati Public Schools has started its own television station called CPS-TV.

The station will air classroom lessons for students every day starting at 7:30 a.m. with preschool lessons followed by elementary and high school lessons. Teachers will record new lessons for children each day.

"We want to make sure all our students have access to the same education,” said Dr. Dawn Williams, CPS Curriculum Manager. “And so this provides an opportunity for our students, as well as their families, to continue to be engaged in the learning in different ways and be able to connect this with what they're doing at home every day."

Each day, the theme of the lessons change. Mondays and Wednesdays feature literacy lessons, while Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays focus on science, technology and math.

The district says it will continue adding educational programs to the public channel until students can return to classrooms. On Monday, Gov. Mike DeWine ordered all schools must remain closed through the end of the academic year.

If you have Cincinnati Bell cable, find CPS-TV anywhere in Hamilton County on channel 804.

If you have Spectrum, you can find CPS-TV on channel 15, but only if you live within city limits.