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September 26, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC  –  Today, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV-03) released the following statement in response to an announcement by the Department of Education to award Nevada State College with a grant totaling $2.7 million as part of the Department’s Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program.

“This grant will help Nevada improve access to quality education for Latino students,” said Rosen. “This investment in Nevada State College will help us find talented educators and improve educational opportunities for their diverse student body, helping them get the skills they need for success. The Department of Education’s Hispanic-Serving Institutions program has been pivotal in building a more inclusive and culturally competent learning environment for Latino students. I will continue advocating for federal resources that improve the quality of education for our kids and help level the playing field.”

Nevada State College President Bart Patterson also added, “I am thrilled for the College but I am most excited for the impact this will have on our terrific students who have chosen teaching as a career that will make such a difference in the future of Nevada.”

BACKGROUND: Nevada State is the first higher education institution in Nevada to receive an Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) grant, making it the largest grant the college has received in its history. Nevada State’s project titled, Cultivando Mentes (Cultivating Minds), will expand and enhance the existing teacher education program with the goal of cultivating culturally inspired and community minded teachers who can meet the language and achievement needs of increasingly diverse classrooms.