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Buffalo Public School creates TV program for all students

Posted at 7:52 AM, Sep 02, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Helping every student have access to educational videos-- that's the goal for BeEnriched, Buffalo Learning and Enrichment Television program that has been filming educational shows for the last few weeks.

Providing programming for students that do not have access to the internet, students can tune in weekdays from 10am until 12pm. Families with students from kindergarten to 12th grade can watch WNYO-TV Channel 49, cable 8 for instruction from teachers.

“They run a half hour and they are from science to history, to geology, we had chemical experiments going on,” Paul Maurer, Executive Producer of the BeEnriched Project said.

Buffalo Public Schools confirms more than 4,500 student households do not have internet access. Maurer says he hopes this programming can help bridge the digital divide for students.

"The nice thing is kids are able to get about two hours worth of classes in every day so we do think it’s enough to bridge that gap for now until they can get back to school,” Maurer said.

Classes will be televised now until October 2nd, and more classes may be filmed if learning continues to be remote.