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Schools join Verizon Innovative Learning program; given electronic devices, data plans, training

Posted at 5:58 PM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 17:58:49-05

BALTIMORE — Five Baltimore City schools will join the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Initiative.

Officials made the announcement Tuesday at Baltimore Design School.

Schools in the program are equipped with an electronic device, a data plan for each middle school student and training for teachers.

The schools joining the program are: Baltimore Design School, Graceland Park-O’Donnell, Vanguard Collegiate Middle School, Holabird Academy and Walter P. Carter Elementary/Middle Schools.

"These schools now join an amazing network of VIL schools nationwide that will start a new journey to a positive way how students learn, and teachers teach in Baltimore Public Schools through the use of technology," said Eric Fitzgerald Reed, VP of Entertainment & Tech Policy of Verizon.

After the announcement there was a panel discussion on how technology helps transform education.