UPDATE: Thanks to the generosity of our partners and donors we were able to meet the current need and ensure there were No Lapse in Learning for students in Colorado as they transitioned from in-person to online learning.
We are charting new territory as we and our higher education institutions seek to deal with COVID-19. As our colleges and universities transition to remote instruction, our most vulnerable students are at risk of being left behind because they don’t have access to the required technology.
We are working together with the state’s newly announced recovery and assistance effort -- Help Colorado Now. We also know that the federal government will step in with emergency funds and assistance. But for many of our most vulnerable students, even a few weeks can be the difference between success and failure.
Communities in Need
All of our colleges and universities serve at-risk students. We prioritized institutions and students as we assess their needs. To date, we have received requests for over 1,200 laptops from institutions across the state.
- Hot Spots
For questions about No Lapse in Learning, please contact Erin McDonnell at Erin.McDonnell@dhe.state.co.us
We understand that connectivity is also critical for our students during this time. The good news is that there is a national effort to support connectivity through the Keep Americans Connected pledge. Contact your local internet service provider to find out what programs they are offering for students during this crisis. Please find other updates regarding broadband services here: https://broadband.co.gov/covid-19/#citizens