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WHRO Public Media Providing Nationwide Access To 25 Online High School Courses

March 26, 2020 - In response to the extended school closings throughout the nation, WHRO Public Media is offering nationwide free access to their 25 high school online courses.

WHRO Public Media is owned by 21 school divisions and works with highly-qualified educators to develop these award-winning courses. Each course has the entire year of course content available for free. Students, teachers, parents and administrators nationwide can access the courses at https://digitallearning.whro.org/.

“Our online courses engage a variety of learning methods and can be instructor-led, self-taught, or used in blended learning environments. They are aligned to the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL), media rich, and fully customizable to meet school districts’ needs across the country,” said Bert Schmidt, President and CEO of WHRO Public Media.

“America’s Public Television Stations are grateful to Bert Schmidt and his talented staff at WHRO for offering their online high school courses to everyone, everywhere, for free in response to the coronavirus outbreak,” said Patrick Butler, President and CEO of America’s Public Television Stations. “WHRO has been a pioneer in distance learning, and this timely gift of well-crafted courses may help millions of high school students continue their educations with high-quality instruction even in the midst of our national emergency.”

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About WHRO Public Media: Owned by 21 southeastern Virginia school divisions, WHRO Public Media also delivers online educational and new media services to 286,000 students and 25,000 educators per month. Since its founding in 1961 to support education, WHRO Public Media has employed creativity and technology to serve the residents of Eastern Virginia in its mission to educate, inform and entertain viewers and listeners of WHRO’s four public television and six public radio stations.

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