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All About Channel 21

July 19, 2002

<bt>The Fairfax County Public School system provides public information programming on its Red Apple Channel 21 which is broadcast on Cox Cable and Comcast in Reston.

Regular programming includes:

* A live and rebroadcast of the School Board regular business meetings;

* SchoolScene, a news program providing information about FCPS;

* edtv, a magazine-style program about FCPS;

* InSight, a talk show providing up-to-date and pertinent information about FCPS;

* Top Priority, which discusses topics of interest to parents. The program is produced in conjunction with PTA groups.

* Solving the Puzzle Together, a talk show which provides tips so that students can be successful. It also includes information for parent of students with disabilities;

* Jalsah Arabia, cultural information and school system information presented in Arabic;

* Farsi Reflections, cultural information and school system information presented in Farsi;

* The Vietnamese Show, cultural information and school system information presented in Vietnamese;

* Tiempo Latino, cultural information and school system information presented in Spanish;

* The Korean Hour, cultural information and school system information presented in Korean.

CHANNEL 21 also broadcasts proposed family life education mental heath videos for review by parents as well as a Red Apple 21 Bulletin Board, which provides School Board meeting information, community events programming highlights and emergency announcements.

For the programming schedule, visit the school system Web site at www.fcps.edu, select the publications link then the cable TV link.