14 Apr 2020

Schools set to start term two - online

From Nine To Noon, 9:09 am on 14 April 2020

Term two of the school year is set to start tomorrow, looking vastly different to term one.

Teachers will be delivering lessons to students online, while two new educational TV channels will begin broadcasting in English and Māori as part of a $88m package to support remote learning.

Laptops and modems are being delivered this week to the estimated 80,000 families that lack the devices at home to learn online. At the weekend Education Minister Chris Hipkins said a return to school by students was likely to happen "in waves", possibly as early as April 29 - a week after the lockdown is scheduled to lift.

For more detail on what the term will look like for teachers and students, Kathryn is joined by Education Secretary Iona Holsted.

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