By Associated Press - Friday, March 27, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Educational Television is changing its daytime lineup to help students with at-home learning.

Normal programming on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. will be replaced beginning Monday with a special lineup specific to at-home learning for children from preschool through 12th grade, the channel said in a statement.

The change is a response to schools being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The program lineup will cater to preschool through third grade from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., to fourth through eighth grade from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and to high school students from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

By pairing the broadcast programs with a library of online resources, KET said it is helping address the need for quality distance learning resources.

“With students at home, we know teachers, parents and caregivers are doing their best to keep everyone learning,” said Shae Hopkins, KET executive director and CEO. “We’re here to help with educational resources for students of all ages. Education is at the heart of our mission, and we’re here to serve Kentuckians during this crucial time.”

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