Public television in East Tennessee began its journey as a pioneer in the classroom on March 15, 1967, when WSJK-Sneedville (Channel 2) signed on the air and began to broadcast daily instructional programming to K-12 schools. Governed by the Tennessee State Board of Education, the mission of WSJK was to enhance classroom instruction.

We continue to fulfill our educational mission by airing intellectually and creatively engaging national PBS programs and being a resource for teachers and parents.

• Our daytime PBS Kids programming prepares pre-K children for school and encourages school-age kids to learn and explore. See the results of a recent PBS survey here

• For more than 30 years, our Scholars' Bowl program has challenged teams of high school students to compete and achieve academically.

• Our partnerships with American Graduate and Project Grad educate the community about the high school dropout rate and seek answers through a variety of projects.

• We contribute digital learning tools to PBS Learning Media for teachers to use in their classrooms.

• Our weekday Mathline show assists students of all ages with math problems in real time.

Read more about available resources for teachers and parents, and the GED Adult Literacy programs available in our area.