Verizon Foundation Expands Investment in Education

The Verizon Foundation today announced a multiyear program to drive student achievement in STEM subjects.

The Innovative Learning Schools program, a partnership between the International Society for Technology in Education and the Verizon Foundation, is a professional-development program for teachers at schools in underserved areas. The program currently includes 24 schools. Teachers receive two years of onsite and online professional development that prepares them to better incorporate mobile technology into classroom learning and makes STEM subjects more appealing to students.

The Verizon Innovative App Challenge, a partnership between the foundation and the Technology Student Association, is a national competition in which students design a mobile application concept that addresses a need or problem in their local schools or communities. Winning school teams earn up to $20,000 to further STEM education in their schools, as well as tablets for team members courtesy of Samsung Telecommunications America.

For more information about Verizon’s corporate responsibility work, visit www.verizonfoundation.org

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