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Verizon initiative helping TUSD schools with a technology boost

Posted at 11:09 AM, Sep 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-14 14:09:48-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Students at three Tucson Unified Schools are getting a technology boost in their education this school year.

The district is joining the Verizon Innovative learning schools initiative.

Students will get to use new devices, have free internet access, and hands-on learning experiences through the program.

KGUN9 spoke to a representative from Verizon tonight during a kick-ff event for the program.

Verizon PR manager Andy Choi says "We are evening the playing field here. This is all about digital equity, making sure that every kid here has the same kind of opportunities in a digital world that every student in Arizona deserves. This is about making sure that if a child has interests or dreams of pursuing a career in tech some day, even just making sure that they can get their homework done at home with a device they can do so."

The schools participating in the program are Lawrence 3-8, Mansfeld Middle School, and Pueblo Gardens K-8.