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Clark County School District teachers prepare for distance learning with students

Vegas PBS to air special programming for students starting March 30
Posted at 8:30 AM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-28 23:31:28-04

UPDATE MARCH 27: Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus F. Jara said the district is working with Vegas PBS to extend learning into students’ homes.

Channel 10 -- Vegas PBS -- has high-quality educational programming for children and families every day, according to CCSD, and regular programming, appropriate for elementary-age students, will broadcast daily until 2:00 p.m.

Starting Monday, March 30, special programming for students in Grades 4 through 12, including mathematics, science, history, and other content areas will broadcast daily from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Parents can also call 702-799-1010 with any questions about future educational programming to support students or visit here for additional information.

With schools closing due to the coronavirus pandemic, teachers in the LasVegas area are preparing to teach in a virtual classroom.

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Rancho High School teacher Reuben D'Silva is adjusting to life at home and is encouraging parents and students to stay engaged.

The Clark County School Board of Trustees approved the district's distance learning plan and it is now waiting approval from the state.


D'Silva says until then, he is hoping that parents can think of ways to keep their children learning.

"It's important you do something at home," D'Silva said. "Going for weeks without engaging with your kids academically, can cause a lot of issues."

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D'Silva said learning will be different as teachers will not be allowed to give out grades and distance learning will not be mandatory to attend.