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 in all 50 states during the coronavirus outbreak.

This crisis response builds on years of public television’s success in education, including the work of WLIW21, Long Island’s PBS station. Our early childhood television programs have been proven to help close the achievement gap between children in lower-income families and their more affluent peers. Local stations across the country have served more than a million elementary and secondary school teachers for years through PBS Learning Media, a collection of tens of thousands

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