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State awards Adams State $2.5 million to address COVID-related challenges in local schools

Adams State University has been awarded $2.5 million under the state of Colorado’s Response, Innovation, and Student Equity (RISE) fund to address learning challenges in San Luis Valley schools related to the economic, social, and health impacts of COVID-19.

“We are thrilled to have the state investing in efforts to address inequities facing our rural schools here in the San Luis Valley, and we are grateful to Gov. Polis for his vision and leadership in creating the RISE fund and to the RISE selection committee for recognizing and funding our efforts,” said Adams State President Cheryl D. Lovell.

Adams State will lead an SLV Collaborative that includes seven K-12 schools districts in the San Luis Valley as well as the Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley. The collaborative has developed an innovative plan for a model to transform learning systems in rural schools that ignites students’ motivation for learning by engaging them in career pathways that develop essential 21st-century skills relevant to workforce needs.

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