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50 New Schools to Join Verizon Innovative Learning for the 2019-20 School Year

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Basking Ridge, NJ, March 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Fifty new middle schools from 15 districts across the country will join the Verizon Innovative Learning schools initiative in the 2019-20 school year. The continued partnership between Digital Promise, a nonprofit organization working to spur innovation in education, and Verizon Innovative Learning equips every student and teacher at select middle schools across America with a device and up to a four-year data plan.

Verizon Innovative Learning Launches First Ever 5G EdTech Challenge

Ten most compelling projects will receive funding and tools to bring concepts to life using 5G in under-resourced middle schools across the country
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NEW YORK – Verizon Innovative Learning, the signature program of the Verizon Foundation, announced the launch of the Verizon 5G EdTech Challenge in partnership with NYC Media Lab. The first of its kind nationwide challenge calls for EdTech nonprofits including enterprise organizations, start-ups, research groups and universities including Historically Black Colleges and Universities as well as Hispanic Serving Institutions to create powerful, transformative education solutions that leverage 5G connectivity to solve challenges in under-resourced middle schools throughout the U.S.

"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.

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.

"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. 

Building a World-Class Middle-School Innovation Lab

by Victoria Glazar, Verizon Corporate Social Responsibility
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As you walk the linoleum tiled hallway of FDR Middle School, a 1950s-era middle school in a once thriving manufacturing town northeast of Philadelphia, passing the rows of lockers set into green cinder block walls, a sign marked Wood Shop comes into view. If you attended junior high school any time before the ‘90s, you have an expectation of what you’ll see when you enter the room: a table saw, jig saw, miter saw, maybe a lathe or two. Except for the lingering scent of sawdust, this is far from the wood shop you remember.

Verizon Innovative Learning Has Helped More Than a Million Kids Like Nakia

We don't wait for the future. We build it.
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Verizon Innovative Learning has committed more than $400 million to provide free tech, access and innovative learning programs that transform schools and children's lives. This is Nakia's story.

 

Verizon Innovative Learning Is Helping Teachers Like Dawn Give Kids a Better Education

We don't wait for the future. We build it.
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Millions of American students lack the access to technology and the skills they need to succeed in the digital world.  Since 2012, Verizon has been working to help solve this problem holistically through a transformative program called Verizon Innovative Learning.

Thousands of High School Students Support Small Businesses with New Technology Solutions

Developed and executed in partnership with Arizona State University, the Verizon Innovative Learning program will enable more than 8,000 students to develop technology-driven solutions for small-business owners in their local communities
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BASKING RIDGE, N.J., November 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – As millions of Americans ‘shop small’ this November, high school students from across the country are offering local businesses more hands-on support, through their tech skills.

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