The Washington Teachers’ Union is partnering with Fox 5 and its sister station, Fox 5 Plus (WDCA), to air lessons on television, starting this morning, for students who do not have access to laptops or Wi-Fi during school closures. “We know that almost 50% of our students in D.C. do not have computers or internet access, so they’re not able to access the lessons that are being delivered via distance learning,” said Liz Davis, president of the Washington Teacher’s Union, AFT Local 6. They’re launching a new program for DC students called “Learning Doesn’t Stop - Lessons on TV” this morning. “So we contacted local news stations to see if they would be interested in running lessons and I was amazed that two stations agreed to do so,” said Davis. Patrick Paolini, general manager of Fox 5, said the station was thrilled to team up with WTU in this time of crisis. “Fox 5 is committed to serving the community in any way we can. The lessons on WDCA taught by our community heroes—teachers—will help kids keep learning as we all get through the coronavirus crisis together in a variety of ways,” Paolini said.
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