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BRIC Launches Educational Programming in Partnership with NYC DOE

Jun 30, 2020 • 10:00 AM

BRIC Launches Educational Programming in Partnership with NYC Department of Education

Free Educational TV Programming Streaming To Thousands Of Brooklyn Students and Families Five Days a Week 

Watch on BRIC's Brooklyn Free Speech: Mondays through Fridays, 9AM to 12PM EST


(BROOKLYN, NEW YORK — June 30, 2020)BRIC, in partnership with the NYC Department of Education (DOE), is proud to announce a new three-hour weekday broadcast of educational content created by Brooklyn teachers, principals, and educators. Having started on June 22, 2020, the program will air on BRIC's Brooklyn Free Speech HD channel Mondays through Fridays, 9AM to 12PM EST

“In these times of great need, our institution is responding to our community by creating educational content accessible to all and bridging the digital divide that is now more prevalent than ever. We’re thrilled to partner with the NYC Department of Education in this important project” said BRIC President Kristina Newman-Scott.

WHERE TO WATCH

  • Free Streaming: bricartsmedia.org/HD
  • Spectrum: Channel 1993
  • Optimum: Channel 951
  • Verizon: Channel 47

Through BRIC’s networks, the program will reach hundreds of thousands of households in the DOE’s Brooklyn North and South districts, enhancing the remote learning experience for many students and families.  

FROM OUR PARTNERS

The partnership was spearheaded by BRIC’s Senior Vice President of Community Media, Anthony Riddle, and Director of Education, Keith Kaminski, NYC Department of Education Senior Executive Director Debra Maldonado, Brooklyn North Executive Superintendent Karen Watts, and Brooklyn South Executive Superintendent Barbara Freeman.

“BRIC has been committed to collaborating with the DOE for over 36 years. With the shift to virtual learning, there is a new, increased pressure on young people, their parents, and their teachers to adapt while still furthering learning goals and standards. This initiative gives BRIC and our DOE partners the opportunity to work together to rethink accessibility and strategies for digital learning" said Keith Kaminski, BRIC Director of Education.

"I am excited to join Brooklyn South in creating One Brooklyn Television on which we will broadcast the excellence and brilliance of the students in Brooklyn. We are excited to partner with BRIC to empower our students, parents and communities by providing educational information for parents and instructional programming for our scholars. We are Brooklyn North Strong through the pedagogies of hope and love,”said Karen Watts, Executive Superintendent. 

"We're coming together to showcase the beauty that is Brooklyn in terms of our scholars, our instructional practices, and our social-emotional work. We are so glad that we are able to partner with BRIC to make this a reality. From the Brooklyn South area, representing 178 schools, 11 Pre-K centers, and 225,000 students, we are elated, excited, and humbled to display the great work going on in Brooklyn," said Barbara Freeman, Executive Superintendent. 


ABOUT BROOKLYN FREE SPEECH
Brooklyn Free Speech is an Emmy-winning, community-produced TV and podcast network featuring content produced by its community. Brooklyn Free Speech has aired hundreds of thousands of hours of community-produced media since hitting the airwaves in 1990. 

ABOUT BRIC
BRIC is a leading arts and media institution anchored in Downtown Brooklyn whose work spans contemporary visual and performing arts, media, and civic action. For over forty years, BRIC has shaped Brooklyn's cultural and media landscape by presenting and incubating artists, creators, students, and media makers. As a creative catalyst for their community, BRIC ignites learning in people of all ages and centralizes diverse voices that take risks and drive culture forward. BRIC is building Brooklyn's creative future.

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