Students at 3 New Mexico School Districts to Receive Remote Learning Support from Intel and partners

The closure of schools in March exacerbated an existing crisis in education for children across the country, including here in New Mexico. In fact, a nationwide survey of nearly half a million educators, released at the end of July, shows close to 40% of U.S. children do not have reliable internet or access to functioning personal computers to enable remote learning. 
To address the issues of this digital divide intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic, Intel Corporation, CDW-G, and the LEGO® Foundation partnered with nonprofit First Book to establish the Creating Learning Connections grant (CLC grant).
The grant includes critical learning resources, internet connectivity, personal computers, and hands-on STEAM learning solutions to help students build confidence and 21st-century skills.

Three school districts in New Mexico will receive the grant, to be used to support students at Title I schools: Roswell Independent School District (Roswell), Mission Achievement and Success Charter Schools (Albuquerque), and Jemez Mountain Public School (Gallina).
“Our educators are doing an incredible job in supporting students during these unprecedented times. We will all need to step up to ensure our students can continue to grow and learn this year, and we’re grateful for the commitment and leadership of Intel Corporation, The LEGO Foundation and CDW-G for supporting New Mexico students.” 

Ryan Stewart
New Mexico Cabinet Secretary for Public Education
Intel and CDW-G are providing a total of $5 million in personal computers, software, configuration services and digital learning resources, as well as stipends of $4,000 to each awarded district to address home internet connectivity for students in need.

Additionally, the LEGO Foundation is donating $2 million worth of LEGO Education solutions to support STEAM learning at home and in school. New Mexico schools will receive a total of 925 personal computers and approximately 500 LEGO education solutions.
In addition to this initiative, in April Intel and the Intel Foundation announced a donation of $375,000 to the All Together NM Fund to address immediate and long-term community needs across the state.

The pandemic has shown us how critical technology is to remote learning. Intel is committed to accelerating access to technology to support students across New Mexico.

Erika Edgerly
New Mexico Public Affairs Director, Intel Corporation
Intel's New Mexico Public Affairs Team
Erika Edgerly, Public Affairs Director

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