IPBS, Jennings County School Corp. expand access to remote learning through innovative datacasting solution

INDIANAPOLIS – Jennings County School Corporation (JCSC) and Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations, Inc. (IPBS)have entered into a partnership that will provide datacasting technology to roughly 1,200 students in Jennings County who have little or no access to reliable broadband. Datacasting overcomes the unmet need for internet access by sending computer based files over a television broadcast signal.

WFYI, IPB News to expand statewide coverage with $1.7M in grants from Lilly Endowment Inc., CPB


MEDIA CONTACT: AndyKlotz (317) 614-0437 ofc., (317) 372-1277 cell, aklotz@wfyi.org

INDIANAPOLIS – WFYI and the eight other Indiana Public Broadcasting stations that make up IPB News will soon be expanding their statewide news coverage. More than $1.7 million in grant funding from Lilly Endowment Inc. and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting will allow the independent, nonprofit newsroom to grow and sustain its coverage for years to come. With recently awarded grants of $1,373,607 from Lilly Endowment Inc. and $364,304 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), IPB News, which includes six radio stations and three dual radio/TV licensees, will soon be able to expand its coverage in a variety of areas, including workforce development and immigration. “This is a tremendous endorsement of the power of public media,” WFYI President and CEO Lloyd Wright said. “We’ve come a long way since hiring our first joint Statehouse reporter more than a dozen years ago.

IPBS Announces At-Home Learning Initiative in Partnership with Indiana Department of Education


MEDIA CONTACT: Barbara Duke Sams, 317-506-8188, bsams@ipbs.org

INDIANAPOLIS—With schools across Indiana closed in response to the COVID-19 virus, IPBS member television stations and the Indiana Department of Education (DOE) have partnered to offer at-home learning experiences for students in grades K-12 that align with Indiana curriculum standards.