NET World Channel to Provide At-Home Learning Programs

News Release Date: 
March 30, 2020

For Immediate Release

NET World Channel to Provide At-Home Learning Programs

LINCOLN, Neb. (March 30, 2020) – As schools across Nebraska are closed in response to the COVID-19 virus, NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations’ World channel, will provide a daily, five-hour At-Home Learning Service for students in grades 6-12.

Beginning today, March 30, from noon-5 p.m. CT weekdays, NET World will offer the At-Home Learning lineup of science, history and English language arts programming with related learning assets from PBS LearningMedia, a free website with thousands of classroom-ready resources for pre-K-12 educators and students at net.pbslearningmedia.org. Programs include “NOVA,” “American Experience” and more.

The new broadcast programming will be supplemented with additional resources from PBS LearningMedia, which is partnering with the WORLD Channel. The resources from PBS LearningMedia, which were developed based on feedback from educators, are aligned to curriculum standards in every state and contextualized for educational use. These resources include grab-and-go activities, lesson plans, interactive lessons and media that illustrate specific topics or themes and support materials across subjects. 

NET World is broadcast free and over-the-air. Check your local listings at http://netnebraska.org/channels. NET World will return to regularly scheduled programming when the Nebraska Legislature is in session.

WORLD is a national public media broadcast and web-based platform that shares news, information and documentary programming that humanizes complex issues from across the globe.

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Sandi Karstens, 402-470-6578, skarstens@netNebraska.org

NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, is the statewide public media service dedicated to creating opportunities for Nebraskans to engage with critical issues, compelling stories and quality entertainment. NET serves each of Nebraska’s 93 counties with 52,560 hours of programming each year on four television and two radio channels, plus online and mobile content. In addition to providing free, high-quality educational programming for children, NET provides programming in the arts, award-winning news and current affairs information and emergency alert services. For more information about NET, visit netNebraska.org.