‘Largest classroom’

Public television, which started life as “educational television” in the 1950s, is now providing emergency at-home learning services to assist students, families, teachers, administrators and school systems across Indiana now closed in response to COVID-19. The state’s eight public television stations, including PBS Fort Wayne, are partnering with the Indiana Department of Education to offer at-home learning experiences for students in grades K-12 that align with Indiana curriculum standards. This crisis response builds on years of public television’s success in education. PBS reaches 66% of all children 2-8 years old, and, because PBS is a free over-the-air service, PBS is America’s largest classroom. PBS stations reach more preschool-aged children and children in low-income homes than any kids TV network.