Warren County Public Schools is proud to announce that it is one of only 45 school districts across the nation to be awarded the Creating Learning Connections Grant. As a part of this initiative, we are excited to share that Warren County Public Schools has been selected to receive 350 fully configured Chromebooks, five LEGO SPIKE PRIME robotics sets (grades 6-8) and $4,000 to be used for internet connectivity.
A recent survey found that 40% of children do not have reliable internet and almost 40% are without access to functioning devices. The closure of schools in March exacerbated an existing crisis in education for children in poverty, millions of whom do not have access to enable virtual learning. These children are isolated without educational support and are falling further behind.
Today, to help address the widening digital divide, education and technology companies came together to announce a first of its kind grant: Creating Learning Connections (CLC) grant. The grant aims to provide a holistic learning experience to students in the U.S., most notably those impacted by COVID-19. This includes providing families with laptops, internet connectivity, and LEGO Education learning solutions, which teach students STEAM concepts with LEGO bricks. ?
As one of the 45 recipients of this grant, we look forward to seeing how these tools further the education of our students. We believe these resources will allow us to reach our students and continue to building upon the 21st Century Skills that are crucial to developing lifelong learners and the future of our community.
You can learn more about the initiative here.