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Equipping the Teachers with Knowledge

Long Branch faculty catching up to students
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LONG BRANCH — The district’s teachers are catching up to their students.

This year the city’s school district provided the middle school with Samsung Galaxy tablets donated by Verizon, giving one to each of the 951 students. Now, they’ve begun equipping their teachers with the know-how to teach with them.

Last week, two dozen middle-school teachers took part in a three-day workshop to learn how to apply technology to support digital-age science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning in their classes.

Verizon's CSO James Gowen: Sustainability Matters for Our Children's Future

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This article was written by Philip Fava and appeared in Forbes

It was evident that from the beginning of the conversation that James Gowen, Verizon’s Chief Sustainability Officer, loves his job.  “I care deeply about sustainability because my children will be affected by my work,” said Gowen. “Everyone can relate to the fact that sustainability initiatives are crucial to the future of our kids, and the world.”

Envision Charlotte Teams Up with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department, CH2M Hill, Itron, Siemens and Verizon for its Smart Water Now Program

Program provides global model for environmental sustainability and economic growth for all communities
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(3BL Media) Charlotte, NC - July 18, 2012 - CH2M Hill, Envision Charlotte, Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), Siemens and Verizon (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), today announced that Envision Charlotte -- a unique public-private initiative that leverages sustainability for economic growth as a model for all communities -- is launching its second model program, Smart Water Nowsm. Smart Water Nowsm is a water measurement and efficiency program that will follow the first-of-its-kind Smart Energy Now® program already underway.

Verizon Announces Aggressive Sustainability Goal

Company Issues Its First Combined Annual and Corporate Responsibility Report; Outlines Strategy for Delivering Long-Term Shareholder Value by Addressing Social Issues Such as Health Care and Energy
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New England Patriots Kevin Faulk and Matthew Slater Visit East Boston High School; Call on Students to End Widespread Relationship Violence

400 Students Join Slater in Taking the LIVERESPECT Pledge, a Commitment to End Teen Relationship Violence
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Kevin Faulk and Matthew Slater of the New England Patriots visited East Boston High School on Friday (Dec. 9) to lead Training Camps for Life – a program that educates students about teen relationship violence. They were joined by retired Patriot and East Boston High School alumnus Jermaine Wiggins and retired Washington Redskin Pete Kendall, a football standout at Boston College.

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Kevin Faulk and Matthew Slater of the New England Patriots visited East Boston High School on Friday (Dec. 9) to lead Training Camps for Life – a program that educates students about teen relationship violence. They were joined by retired Patriot and East Boston High School alumnus Jermaine Wiggins and retired Washington Redskin Pete Kendall, a football standout at Boston College.

Communications Guru Jason Falls Urges Teachers to Embrace Social Media in the Classroom

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Known for his blunt style and startling insight, Jason Falls is a leading educator, public speaker and thinker in the world of social media. In this exclusive interview for the Thinkfinity Education Speaker Series, Falls reinforces the positive and debunks the negative outcomes associated with social media use. Falls encourages teachers: "Embrace social media - you can only teach if you learn."

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Known for his blunt style and startling insight, Jason Falls is a leading educator, public speaker and thinker in the world of social media. In this exclusive interview for the Thinkfinity Education Speaker Series, Falls reinforces the positive and debunks the negative outcomes associated with social media use. Falls encourages teachers: "Embrace social media - you can only teach if you learn."

New Orleans Saints Offensive Tackle Zach Strief Visits Lusher Charter School to Lead ‘Training Camps for Life,’ a Program to Educate Students About Teen Relationship Violence

500 Students Joined Strief in Taking the LIVERESPECT Pledge, a Commitment to End Teen Relationship Violence
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New Orleans Saints rally to support Training Camps for Life, a partnership of the National Football League Players Association, A CALL TO MEN and the Verizon Foundation, to educate students about teen relationship violence.

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New Orleans Saints rally to support Training Camps for Life, a partnership of the National Football League Players Association, A CALL TO MEN and the Verizon Foundation, to educate students about teen relationship violence.

World-Renowned Pediatric Neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson Attributes His Success to Confidence Gained Through Reading and Education

In an Exclusive Interview as Part of Verizon Thinkfinity Education Speaker Series, Carson Reflects on How He Overcame Being Known as the ‘Dummy’ of His Class
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World-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin S. Carson reflects on his early struggles in life and education in an exclusive interview for the Thinkfinity Education Speaker Series. 

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World-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin S. Carson reflects on his early struggles in life and education in an exclusive interview for the Thinkfinity Education Speaker Series. 

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