Leveraging the Education Potential of Technology

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Leveraging the Education Potential of Technology

Over the next three years, Verizon will invest up to $100 million in our education work to ensure that more students – particularly those in underserved communities – benefit from technology enabled education and digital learning.

We've seen how ongoing teacher training and technology in the classroom can affect a teacher's ability to teach and a student's passion for learning. Find out more about our exciting expansion and explore these success stories.

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Verizon Foundation: An Incubator For New Social Solutions
Originally published on Forbes.com on 4/19/2014 By Rahim Kanani “We think of ourselves as an incubator for new social solutions, and we work with partners who can help us engineer positive social change – faster, easier and with real impact,” explained Rose Stuckey Kirk, president of the Verizon Foundation. In a wide-ranging...
Apr 24, 2014 10:35 AM ET
Using Technology to Level the Academic Playing Field
Meg Jimenez knew that education was changing, and she was determined to propel Niemes Elementary School into the technological age. As a member of the first 12 Verizon Innovative Learning Schools, Jimenez, principal of the Cerritos, California school, was prepared to help her teachers adapt the way they taught. New tools would require a new approach. But what she came to learn was that new...
Feb 10, 2014 12:30 PM ET
From Down-And-Out to Up-And-Coming
Just a year ago, the tiny Bronx Academy of Promise charter school was struggling to keep its doors open. Given a Grade F rating from the New York City Department of Education in 2011, it was on the verge of closure, jeopardizing the futures of more than 300 elementary and middle school students. Failure was not an option. With new Principal Catherine Jackvony at the helm, and teachers...
Feb 10, 2014 12:25 PM ET
Learning New Ways to Engage Students with Technology
Alexia Forhan helped bring cutting-edge technology to Assabet Vocational High School in Marlborough, Massachusetts and helped push her students to new heights — all because of a fight over a phone. During the past school year, Forhan saw two students on the verge of a hallway fight. Tempers flared, but a simple threat shut down the fight: “I’m going to take your phone and crush it,”...
Feb 10, 2014 12:25 PM ET
South River High School: Bringing Girl Power to the STEM Field
Jasmine Hall , Maryam Ermin-Sinanovic, Megan Prass, Gelsey Jian and Heritage Weems are 11th grade students from South River High School in Edgewater, MD, who share a drive and passion for technology. When their course loads allow, they join competitions, whether it is building a robot or entering a project in the science fair. While this might not seem “typical” for girls in high school, they...
Feb 10, 2014 12:20 PM ET