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IPS, MyINDY-TV23 team up to broadcast classroom lessons

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indianapolis Public Schools will broadcast math, English and reading lessons on MyINDY-TV 23 every weekday morning from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

It’s to help families in the school district that have limited or no access to internet at home.

IPS Superintendent Aleesia Johnson says between 30% and 40% of students don’t have the luxury of internet or even a device that allows for the necessary high-speed access for e-learning.

Students are already getting paper packets in the mail.

The televised instruction will align with it.

Families who don’t have access to MyINDY-TV 23 via cable or satellite provider can receive it for free through an antenna or converter box.

There are also instructions online for IPS families that subscribe to AT&T/Direct TV to receive the over-the-air signal immediately for free.

“Having this avenue now where students can access instruction from an educator and watch it on TV without needing cable to do so, it’s just a huge resource,” johnson said.

WISH-TV’s sister station MyINDY-TV and Circle City Broadcasting owner DuJuan McCoy said, “We’re very proud to bring these critical broadcasts to students in our community. Free broadcast television can help to fill the gap for those without access by providing a link to educational opportunities for all students, regardless of income.”

The district has a schedule online detailing what lesson will be taught at what time.

You can also find that information here.