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Kansas City Educators Are Getting Creative With Virtual Learning

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The debut episode of KCPS Homeroom focused exclusively on math. It featured four 15-minute segments, each tailored for a different age group.

As educators work to overcome new challenges — like virtual learning with kindergartners — Kansas City Public Schools is debuting a new daily educational TV show.

Online learning certainly has its challenges for students of all ages, but it's especially difficult if you're a kindergartner. As area teachers figuring out how to do remote learning with students who have never been to class before, KCPS is producing a TV show to helping bridge the gap between the classroom and the couch.

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Grace Cole is an intern for KCUR's Up To Date.
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