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Rho Donates $25,000 to Durham Public Schools Foundation to Support Technology Needs for Remote Instruction

December 17, 2020

Research Triangle Park, NC – December 17, 2020 – Rho, a full-service contract research organization (CRO) that helps pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies bring their products to market through high-quality clinical research services, announced today that it has donated $25,000 to the Durham Public Schools Foundation (DPSF) to support its Accelerating Digital Equity campaign. The campaign is a community-wide effort to ensure every Durham Public School student experiences high-quality digital and remote instruction.

“COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on our students and our schools.” Said Dr. Laura Helms Reece.  “It has also created an opportunity. Bringing true digital equity to our schools gives our students and our teachers the tools they need for twenty-first century learning. When we return to the classrooms, our teachers and students will be at the forefront of modern teaching. This will transform their educations and improve their job skills.”

DPSF’s Accelerating Digital Equity campaign raises flexible funds to support academic environments for students who need a safe place for remote learning during the day; IT support and resources for rapid deployment and successful adoption; equipment such as additional devices and connectivity; and teacher training and professional development focused on digital learning, including rapid feedback to disseminate best practices in online instruction.

“With this contribution, Rho has made an investment that will pay dividends for our community’s health and economy for years to come,” said Magan Gonzales-Smith, Executive Director, Durham Public Schools Foundation. “When we achieve digital equity, all current and potential students will gain technical skills and experiences that prepare them for the 21st century global economy. Creating a truly equitable digital learning environment is an exciting opportunity to transform learning for all students.”

DPSF’s Accelerating Digital Equity campaign is helping to patch a hole that has been ripped open by the pandemic, accelerating a long-overdue response to inequities in schools. A system-wide approach standardizes the devices, infrastructure, and learning management, ensuring equity across the system and opportunity for everyone.

Click here to learn more about DPSF’s Accelerating Digital Equity campaign.

About Rho

Rho, a privately held, contract research organization (CRO) located in Research Triangle Park, NC, provides a full range of clinical research services across the entire drug development process. For more than 35 years, Rho has been a trusted partner to some of the industry’s leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies as well as academic and government organizations. Our commitment to excellence, our innovative technologies, and our therapeutic expertise accelerate time to market, maximize returns on investment, and lead to an exceptional customer experience. Please follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.