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"Because We Can!"

This STEM program is empowering boys to put their world-changing ideas into action
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“He became a leader.”  Jean Nicoleau talked about her student, Tyghe, and his transformation after his first summer with Verizon Innovative Learning as if she were describing two different people. One version of Tyghe had an energy and attitude that were disruptive at times. Prior to Verizon Innovative Learning, Nicoleau had known Tyghe for several years and watched him struggle in school. But during the past school year, his grades, confidence and sense of responsibility all improved. New Tyghe was someone with a purpose; someone teachers wanted in their classrooms.

Putting Students in the Driver’s Seat Helps Develop Lifelong Learners

by Victoria Glazar, Verizon Corporate Social Responsibility
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A recent report by the Institute for the Future notes that the ability and motivation to self-direct one’s learning path will be among the most important traits of successful workers in the future. Because advancements in technology will change jobs and create new ones at such a rapid pace, future workers will be in a continual state of on-the-job-training.

Scientists, Inventors, Entrepreneurs: These Girls Are Ready to Show the World That STEM Isn’t Just a Boy Thing

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“I read somewhere that for every one girl that’s in a STEM career, there’s like five boys,” says sixth grader Danielle, looking around the classroom with eyes filled with wonder. “To see that there are 50 girls who want to partake in this is just crazy.”

Verizon Employees Cheer on Middle School Students Heading Back to School

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All across the U.S. this week, kids arriving for their first day of school are being met with cheers, applause and high fives. It’s part of a nationwide “Clap-In” given by Verizon employees to welcome students into Verizon Innovative Learning, a transformative program that gives a free tablet and internet access to every student and teacher, and provides extensive teacher training, support, and a unique, immersive curriculum.

From Cows to Connections: Principal Draws Inspiration from Student Sketches

by Victoria Glazar, Verizon Corporate Social Responsibility
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Almost 20 years ago, Kevin Boles took his seventh graders on a field trip from Bristol Township, PA, to Harrisburg. A novice public school teacher full of enthusiasm, he envisioned students coming back with lasting memories of the “priceless architectural and artistic treasure” of the State Capitol building, as well as meaningful experiences with civics and history. 

But, the day after the trip, when students drew recollections of what they learned, their pictures were eye opening.

Verizon Is Helping Cities Improve Their Quality of Life Through Technology Solutions

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From population growth to rapid urbanization, cities are facing new challenges to maintaining high standards of livability, resiliency and sustainability. Victoria Dower and the Smart Communities team at Verizon are identifying and delivering solutions. 

"Old Dogs" And New Tablets: Verizon Changes How Teachers Approach Tech

By Victoria Glazar, Verizon Corporate Social Responsibility
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This summer, as every summer, middle school teachers everywhere are preparing for the next school year. They’re fine-tuning lesson plans, lining up field trips, and hunting for resources. But some teachers are preparing for a school year like none before. 

It’s Imperative That All Children Have Access to Tech Education, Says Winner of the Prestigious ISTE Making IT Happen Award

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Justina Nixon-Saintil, director of programs for Verizon Innovative Learning, was honored last week with the Making IT Happen Award from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).  The award, which honors extraordinary commitment, leadership, courage and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students, recognizes Nixon-Saintil’s leadership of Verizon’s work to provide free technology, access and innovative c

Charting a Path to Inclusive Smart Cities

Speaking with today’s female leaders about the technology and infrastructure that will power tomorrow’s cities.
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By: Melissa Glidden Tye, Vice President, Public Policy, Verizon

The continual integration of digital technology into our communities is prompting leaders at all levels of government to place a premium on identifying and mobilizing technology that can make their constituents safer, use tax dollars more efficiently, and ensure that all residents reap the benefits of technology.

Providing Perpetual Power in the Paradise of the Pacific

Verizon’s Gridwide IoT Solution is helping Hawaii create a more sustainable future
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By Chris Lloyd, director of corporate responsibility strategy, Verizon

At Verizon, we don’t wait for the future. We build it. In Hawaii, we’re helping build a future in which all the electricity comes from renewable sources, enabling the environment, society and the economy to thrive.

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