March 26, 2020
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Erik Ernst, PBS Wisconsin Promotion Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, 262-909-2369
Alyssa Tsagong, PBS Wisconsin Education Director, email@example.com, 608-263-9523
Erin Eaton, Milwaukee PBS Digital TV Program Information Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 414-297-8229
Julie Hill Lehr, Milwaukee PBS Manager-Marketing and Community Engagement, email@example.com, 414-297-7518
Elizabeth Tomev, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Director of Communications, Elizabeth.Tomev@dpi.wi.gov, 608-266-3559
Wisconsin’s PBS Stations to Begin At-Home Learning Broadcasts Monday, March 30
As schools in Wisconsin have closed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, PBS Wisconsin and Milwaukee PBS announce an ambitious plan, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, to support at-home learning for students and families by broadcasting a new weekday television schedule of programming with digital resources that connect to Wisconsin’s state academic standards.
Beginning Monday, March 30, PBS Wisconsin will dedicate the 5 a.m.-5 p.m. daytime weekday schedule on The Wisconsin Channel, or PBS Wisconsin-2, and Milwaukee PBS will dedicate the 7 a.m.-5 p.m. daytime weekday schedule on WMVT 36.1 to educational programming that includes specific blocks of time for pre-K through 12th grade levels and covers subjects, including English language arts, social studies, science and math.
The special broadcast schedule will also be available to stream online at pbswisconsin.org/familyresources along with corresponding free digital content for at-home learning and support for teachers navigating this new learning landscape. Milwaukee PBS has free digital resources for at-home learning at milwaukeepbs.org/onlineresources/.
The Department of Public Instruction is the state agency that advances public education and libraries in Wisconsin. DPI’s goal is to ensure every child graduates ready for further education and the workplace. For more information, visit dpi.wi.gov.
PBS Wisconsin and WPR are services of the Educational Communications Board and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
PBS Wisconsin is a place to grow through learning on WHA-TV, Madison; WPNE-TV, Green Bay; WHRM-TV, Wausau; WLEF-TV, Park Falls; WHLA-TV, La Crosse; and WHWC-TV, Menomonie-Eau Claire.
Milwaukee PBS is southeastern Wisconsin’s premier non-commercial media organization. It consists of two high-definition television stations, WMVS and WMVT, and four additional digital television services. The Milwaukee PBS stations are the area’s only over-the-air source for PBS and other national public television programs, and is one of the most-watched public television stations in the nation. Milwaukee PBS is a viewer-supported service of Milwaukee Area Technical College. MATC is a two-year vocational-technical college based in Milwaukee, WI offering day, evening and weekend classes on four campuses. For more information, visit MilwaukeePBS.org.