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Cape Area Community Foundation Grant To Invigorate Math and Close Learning Gap Due to COVID-19

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has hindered the learning process for students across the country but the elementary students of Cape Girardeau Public Schools will receive some intense math support thanks to a grant through the Cape Area Community Foundation. The Cape Girardeau Public Schools Foundation will receive $7500 for Connecting the COVID Disconnect: Strategies to Invigorate Math and Close the Learning Gap. The funding will be used to help the Cape Girardeau Public School District to purchase Moving With Math supplemental lessons that were created with at-risk and diverse students in mind. The goal is to address math deficiencies that occurred during the statewide school closures due to the pandemic in the spring of 2020.

“We know how important it is that we address this learning loss associated with the pandemic as soon as possible,” said Amy McDonald, Director of the Cape Girardeau Public Schools Foundation. “We are thankful for the Cape Area Community Foundation of the Ozarks for viewing this as an important need to address in our community.”

Cape Girardeau Public schools elementary teachers will use the supplemental lessons in summer school.