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Press Release: NOLA-PS Partners with Annenberg Foundation to Provide Free Educational Programming to Families and Teachers

Author: Annenberg Learner

Annenberg Learner programming will reach 45,000 local students through NOLA-PS TV

NEW ORLEANS – (May 18, 2020) – NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) and the Annenberg Foundation have partnered to broadcast Annenberg Learner programming on NOLA-PS TV free of charge to help support continued distance learning needs over the summer impacting over 45,000 local students in light of the COVID-19 public health crisis. The Annenberg Learner content collection contains K-12 educational materials and videos covering a variety of subjects from math and science to literature and music.

Starting today, the Annenberg Learner programming can be accessed at: https://nolapublicschools.com/opsb-tv or NOLA-PS TV on channel 8 via COX Cable now through July 31, 2020.

“I’d like to thank Annenberg Foundation for giving our families and teachers the opportunity to experience this educational programming, free of charge to fill distance learning needs,” said NOLA-PS Superintendent of Schools Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. “The Annenberg Learner content is a great way for our students to continue their educational growth, especially during the upcoming summer break. We truly value this partnership and look forward to the entire NOLA-PS community utilizing this content.”

Families and teachers will benefit from some of Learner’s most popular series including The Habitable Planet: A Systems Approach to Environmental Science which explores the natural functions of Earth’s systems and Earth’s ability to sustain life, and Against All Odds: Inside Statistics which shows the relevance of statistics in real-world settings. In the American Cinema series, over 150 Hollywood insiders document American culture through film. Additionally, The Constitution: That Delicate Balance series is a timely resource that probes beliefs and biases about the Constitution.

“Broadcasting Learner programming via television ensures that all students, whether or not they have access to a computer or an Internet connection, can continue their education remotely as we redefine what learning looks like during this crisis,” said Cinny Kennard, Executive Director, Annenberg Foundation. “Annenberg Learner has always known it is critical for teachers to have access to educational materials that supplement their curricula to create deeper learning connections with their students, educators in the midst of a global pandemic are certainly no exception.”

Annenberg Learner – Week 1 – Daily Schedule

To access the Annenberg Learner weekly programming schedule now through July 31, 2020 on NOLA-PS TV visit www.nolapublicschools.com.

The Annenberg Foundation is making Annenberg Learner programming available free of charge to any school district in the country to assist with distance learning. Annenberg Learner also has free content resources and coordinated online materials, such as user guides, downloadable textbooks, labs and interactives, that can be used directly at www.learner.org.

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ABOUT NOLA PUBLIC SCHOOLS:
NOLA Public Schools is the public school district for Orleans Parish, which includes the district’s elected school board, known as the Orleans Parish School Board and the district’s administration led by NOLA Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis Jr. NOLA Public Schools currently oversees 78 public schools. For more information visit www.nolapublicschools.com. For updates, follow NOLA Public Schools on Facebook @NolaPublicSchools, Instagram @nolaps and Twitter @NOLAPSchools.

ABOUT ANNENBERG LEARNER:
Annenberg Learner is the education division of the Annenberg Foundation, created to advance excellent teaching in American schools. For more than three decades, Annenberg Learner has pursued this mission by funding and distributing multimedia resources, including video, print, and web materials, for the professional development of teachers (K-12 and college levels). These resources in all discipline areas help teachers to stay up-to-date in their fields and to use current learning research in their classrooms. More than 100 multimedia courses and workshops are streamed free through http://www.learner.org. As the name Annenberg Learner implies, its focus is on the teacher, as well as the student, as a learner.

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