August 23, 2021
Education TV option as ministry scrambles
The Education Ministry if looking to fire up its television programming as it tries to keep students engaged during lockdown.
Kelvin Davis acknowledged the digital gulf between students identified during previous lockdowns has continued.
He says because the lockdown was announced after the school day had ended, many students weren't able to take home devices.
The point is giving everyone the chance to keep learning.
"There are different modes. There's the digital stuff. There's hard packs that go out to whānau. There's also the tv channels. We're making decisions about establishing them again, so there were more programmes recorded since the last lockdown, so there are a number of things the Ministry of Education is trying to do to make sure that learning is as continuous as can possibly be under the circumstances," Mr Davis says.
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