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From left: Maria Constantine, director, and Maggie Calderon, youth librarian, of the Columbus Village Library. Thanks to a $50,000 grant, New Mexico State University’s computer science department is working with the Columbus Village Library to provide needed access to computers and internet access to students in Columbus, New Mexico. (Photo: Courtesy photo / New Mexico State University)

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LAS CRUCES – As online education becomes the new normal, many low-income families are struggling to find resources to allow their children to fully participate in classes. Nearly one-quarter of New Mexico’s students lack equipment and internet access at home.

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