Verizon Innovative Learning expands to offer 3M+ teachers free tools for digital education
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BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Nov. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As the ongoing pandemic continues to exacerbate the digital divide in America and increase barriers to digital learning, Verizon is increasing its investment in support of remote learning with the launch of new programs to benefit technology-integrated instruction: Teacher Training Pathways and a new offering to bring connectivity to more students in under-resourced schools. Developed under the Verizon Innovative Learning program, the company’s education initiative focused on addressing barriers to digital inclusion, these programs will bring valuable training and tools to teachers and students in support of digital learning. These efforts are part of Verizon’s continued commitment to Digital Inclusion, a key pillar under Citizen Verizon, the company’s responsible business plan for economic, environmental and social advancement, and are vital in helping Verizon reach its goal to provide 10 million young people with the digital skills training necessary for them to thrive in a modern economy.
“Now more than ever, it is imperative that our students have reliable access to the internet at home so that they are able to not only complete their homework, but also connect to their school community,” said Lydia Logan, executive director of the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools initiative at Digital Promise. “This new option under the Verizon Innovative Learning program will provide hotspots to students who need access the most so that their learning never stops.”
These initiatives build upon Verizon’s efforts to help under-resourced communities bridge the digital divide. Since 2012, Verizon Innovative Learning has helped to close the digital divide by providing 450,000 students in Title I schools across the country with connectivity, technology and an immersive STEM curriculum, investing over $535M in market value towards STEM education. The Verizon Distance Learning Program, developed in response to Covid-19 to provide reliable, affordable Internet connections and solutions, is now available for more than 38 million students across 40 states and the District of Columbia. Verizon is committed to creating a digitally inclusive and equitable society, helping more students than ever stay connected and thrive in today's virtual learning environment. To learn more about Verizon’s Digital Inclusion efforts, visit CitizenVerizon.com
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was formed on June 30, 2000 and is celebrating its 20th year as one of the world’s leading providers of technology, communications, information and entertainment products and services. Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $131.9 billion in 2019. The company offers data, video and voice services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.
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