WALA is teaming up with the Mobile County public school system to bring school to students who are stuck at home.
The Meredith station is providing live lessons for pre-K through 11th grade students on the its digital subchannel, 10.6.
Students will be able to watch the live content on televisions using an antenna, through cable and on all Roku devices.
“We are thrilled to partner with the school district and provide the use of our digital subchannel 10.6 so area students can access their lessons during this unprecedented time,” said Gary Yoder, vp and general manager of WALA in Mobile, Ala. “This is a challenging situation for most of us, and if Fox 10 can do something to make the lives of local families even a tiny bit easier, we are excited to do it.”
Through the partnership, 33 hours of lessons taught by master teachers will air Monday through Friday. The classes range from elementary reading and math to middle school social studies to high school biology, chemistry and Algebra I and II. There will also be art and music lessons.
On March 26, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey ordered schools to be closed through the end of the year.