TV Teaching To Go Into 17 Schools

South Carolina’s expanding television teaching of high school subjects will go into 17 schools next month.

The statewide program was authorized by the 1960 General Assembly and work begun early in July on a system of microwave amd coaxial cable transmission. This is being extended and will be statewide probably by the 1961-62 school year.

Lynn Kaimbach, general manager, called the installation of equipment to serve the 17 schools “a seven-week miracle of accomplishment” on the part of engineers, technicians and firms co-operating in building the new network.

It will be supplemented by telecasts of elementary algebra and South Carolina history, 9 to 10 a.m., Mondays through Fridays, over commercial stations WUSN-TV at Charleston and WNOK-TV at Columbia. Thirty – five schools are expected to pick up the telecasts.

Geometry and college algebra will be carried only over the school TV network.

The initial schools on the network are five in Columbia, Brookland-Cayce, Swansea, Blackville, Barnwell, Allendale-Fairfax, Chicora at Charleston, Blaney, a Sumter junior high, Southside High at Florence, Mid-Carolina near Little Mountain, Clinton, and Camden.

The system began experimentally three years ago at Columbia’s Dreher High, then expanded to other Columbia schools.

August 23, 1960  Columbia Record (published as The Columbia Record)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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