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Three local schools to get new tech from Verizon

Posted at 5:37 PM, Feb 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-06 10:34:04-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - Three Tucson Unified School District schools will join 147 other schools in the Verizon Innovative Learning Program.

The program provides each student and teacher with a mobile device and data plan, for free.

Verizon said the program helps students become more engaged with the learning process.

TUSD announced Tuesday that Lawrence 3-8 school, Mansfeld Middle Magnet School, and Pueblo Gardens PK-8 will take part in the program.

“We are very excited to partner with Verizon to implement this new technology to deliver excellence in education each and every day,” said Dr. Gabriel Trujillo, Tucson Unified School District Superintendent. “Decreasing the divide between students and teachers will create a collaborative environment that will equip our students to succeed within all levels of their education.”

The Innovative learning program takes effect in the 2019-2020 school year.

For more about the program, and how Verizon says this helps kids, click here.