News

NBC 5 NEWS ADDRESSES AT HOME OPTIONS AND RESOURCES FOR VIRTUAL LEARNING DURING CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

FORT WORTH / DALLAS, TEXAS – (August 4, 2020) – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth/KXAS will broadcast NBC 5 Lesson Plan: Learning at Home, on Monday, August 10 at 6:30 p.m. As North Texas schools plan for virtual learning or a hybrid of at-home and in-person instruction due to COVID-19, NBC 5’s special will equip parents to be successful in both scenarios.

Many parents are facing challenges determining how to best facilitate and balance their child’s virtual learning until students are able to return to the classroom for in-person instruction at school full time.

NBC 5 education reporter, Wayne Carter, will share alternatives to standard at-home learning, such as micro-schooling, community center day camps and community programs in place to help with student instruction and socialization. NBC 5 anchor and health reporter, Bianca Castro, will discuss the anxiety and mental health effects of learning at home versus traditional in-school learning. She will also provide resources for parents who have children with common learning disabilities.

“Our goal is to help parents prepare for a back-to-school season that will look very different in light of the pandemic,” said Tom Ehlmann, NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 President and General Manager. “We are committed to helping North Texans navigate these uncharted waters with useful information and resources.”

NBC 5’s sister station Telemundo 39 (KXTX) will present the same information during the Spanish-language news special Regreso a Clases airing Monday, August 10 at 4:30 p.m.

A comprehensive list of resources will be available online at NBCDFW.com and Telemundo39.com.

About NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXAS
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXAS is the local NBCUniversal-owned television station serving the communities of North Texas with quality local news, weather forecasts, consumer and investigative reports and sports and entertainment programming across all platforms, including the station’s dedicated website NBCDFW.com, its mobile app, social media channels and on COZI TV (Digital 5.2) and NBC LX (Digital 5.3), the station’s multicast channels.

###

MEDIA CONTACT
Lauren Wheat
817-654-6431
Lauren.Wheat@nbcuni.com