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Tennessee receives Verizon Foundation grant for online resources


verizon-logoNashville – The Tennessee Department of Education has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation to provide training to teachers statewide on the thousands of free, standards-based education resources available through Verizon Thinkfinity ( This is the second year the foundation has provided this grant to the department.

Verizon Thinkfinity contains thousands of free educational resources, including K-12 lesson plans, in-class activities and videos that can be found quickly and searched by grade level, keyword or subject.

“Partnerships are vital during this time of transition in Tennessee,” Education Commissioner Timothy Webb said. “The Verizon Foundation’s contribution helps continue our commitment to using technology in the classroom and increasing professional development as we implement new standards through the Tennessee Diploma Project.” «Read the rest of this article»

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