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D.C. Broadcasters Help Educate Students During School Shutdown

Topic: Vaccine Education
Posted on 3/26/2020

MyNetworkTV owned and operated WDCA-TV Washington, D.C., will begin broadcasting public school lessons to assist children receiving remote and online education due to COVID-19. The grade-specific lessons are intended to help offset education access disparities, as roughly 30 percent of students in D.C. lack home wifi access. TEGNA’s CBS affiliate WUSA-TV is also promoting the initiative on their 9 a.m. morning program.

"Helping our community’s children to keep learning is one of the greatest public services we can provide during this trying time," said Richard Dyer, president and general manager of WUSA. "We’re glad to partner in this effort to make sure D.C. students have access to various avenues for learning."

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