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Verizon and the U.S Dept. of the Interior Show Strong Commitment to Digital Learning

Earlier this month, Verizon partnered with the U.S. Department of the Interior and Microsoft to connect more than 1,000 Native American students at ten Bureau of Indian Education dormitories across the country including Aztec, NM, Mission, SD, and Holbrook, AZ with tablets and two years of free wireless data service. This initiative is part of a larger commitment by Verizon in their work to support the Native American community and President Obama’s ConnectED program.

The students will not only be receiving the tablets but also digital programs, training and curriculum to better engage them in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and their own Native American cultural heritage.

Digital education tools are transforming traditional learning in an extraordinary way. 77% of students find that technology has positively impacted their grades! To read more about this exciting initiative, click here.