L.A. Unified plans for teaching by television after canceling all large gatherings

Los Angeles Unified Schools is the second-largest school system, and a quarter of enrolled families lack adequate broadband access for online studies. This presented challenges as to how school could proceed, so the district partnered with public broadcaster PBS SoCal/KCET to prepare programming that would air on television in an effort to continue students' studies. They are offered on three different channels in order to provide for the different grade levels. This is their current solution to the question of schooling as the pandemic constantly updates.

This is a rapid response story about a coping strategy. Due to the urgent crisis, we are relaxing the ‘evidence of effectiveness’ criterion for solutions coverage on COVID-19 to capture early stage, improvisational, and experimental responses that cope with the pandemic.

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