Become a Verizon Innovative Learning school

#weneedmore kids 
to see the world 
of possibilities 
waiting for them.

What is a Verizon Innovative Learning school?

Too many schools across America still lack the technology and resources to prepare students for a future in the digital world. But to make a real difference, it takes more than just technology. Lasting impact comes from, personalized, hands-on learning and experiences. 

That’s why Verizon, through our partnership with Digital Promise, equips every child and teacher at select middle schools across America with a tablet and a two-year data plan.  

In addition to free technology and access, Verizon Innovative Learning schools also receive extensive teacher training and support, and unique opportunities that engage students and open their eyes to new possibilities.

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This program takes student learning to another level.

Dimitres Pantelidis, Principal at P.S. 171

We need more kids to see the world of possibilities waiting for them. That’s why Verizon, through our Verizon Innovative Learning initiative, is giving free technology, free access, and immersive, hands-on learning to kids in need.

Empowering a school in Harlem
A student, parent, professor, principal and city official share the impact of Verizon Innovative Learning at P.S. 171
20 amazing STEM innovations
Explore the coolest, most ambitious projects kids have dreamt up with the help of Verizon Innovative Learning.
One tablet, one student, 1000s of options
Nationwide Verizon Innovative Learning events inspire kids to consider new kinds of jobs.

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Our progress

Math proficiency improved
1.5x’s
as many 6th graders in Verizon Innovative Learning schools improved in math achievement compared to their peers who didn't participate*
Math proficiency improved
1.2x’s
as many 7th graders in Verizon Innovative Learning schools improved in math achievement compared to their peers who didn't participate*
Math proficiency improved
2.3x’s
as many at risk 6th graders improved in math achievement compared to their peers who didn't participate*

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*Of the first cohort schools that provided complete data for two academic years. Verizon Innovative Learning Schools: Results of the Analysis of Student Administrative Data From Cohort 1 Schools. Rockville Institute.

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How to apply

Become a Verizon Innovative Learning School. View eligibility requirements and submit a declaration of interest.  Applications are due by 8/18/2017

Change starts now

We don't just fund these programs. We also create and administer them in partnership with leading nonprofits. 

Innovation in education

Our partner, Digital Promise works at the intersection of education, research and technology to improve opportunity.