LA At-Home Learning

Three public TV channels, working with the Los Angeles Unified School District, will offer weekday in-home learning to 700,000 students while schools are closed due to COVID-19.

The channels, school grades, and times are:

  • PBS SoCal (check here for channel numbers), pre-K through 2nd grade, 5 am to 5 pm.
  • KLCS, channel 58, pre–K through 12th grade, 6 am to 6 pm, and additional programming in the evenings
  • KCET, channel 28, 9th grade through 12th grade, daytime

Content will also stream on pbssocal.org, kcet.org, the KCET app (for Roku and Apple TV), the PBS Video app (for Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, iOS and Android), and YouTube.

Programming, chosen to align with state curriculum, will include Nova, Ken Burns’ The Civil War, Peg + Cat, Cyberchase, Martha Speaks, Sesame StreetAmerican Masters and Shakespeare Uncovered.

Los Angeles, Ken Burns, Civil War

Other resources, including lesson plans and support materials, will be available online. They’ll come from PBS LearningMedia, with San Francisco’s KQED developing resources aligned to state standards.

PBS SoCal and KCET said they’re also working together to develop a satellite feed for use by other public TV stations and school districts  across the country.

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Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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