$125,000 Grant for CA Educational Resource

The California K-12 High Speed Network (K12HSN), a state-funded education program, and the Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon, have unveiled a new initiative that will provide free online resources for California teachers, parents and students, through Verizon's Thinkfinity.org.

Under the initiative, Verizon will provide a $125,000 grant to enable K12HSN to coordinate Thinkfinity activities - including providing comprehensive professional development for teachers and trainers - throughout California. Thinkfinity.org is a free Web site containing more than 55,000 educational resources, including standards-based, grade-specific, K-12 lesson plans, online educational games, videos and other materials provided in partnership with many of the nation's leading educational organizations.

K12HSN The California K-12 High Speed Network (K12HSN) is a program funded by the California Department of Education. K12HSN provides network connectivity, Internet services, teaching and learning application coordination, as well as videoconferencing coordination and support for California's K-12 public schools. For more information, visit www.k12hsn.org and www.thinkfinity.org.