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Verizon to Announce $150,000 in Thinkfinity Grants to Massachusetts Schools at May 10 Event in Malden

May 5, 2010

MALDEN, Mass., May 5 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will announce the 15 Massachusetts schools and school districts that will receive $10,000 Verizon Thinkfinity grants, at a ceremony on Monday (May 10) at Malden High School. Thinkfinity is Verizon’s award-winning online education portal.

    WHEN:           Monday (May 10), at 10 a.m.

    WHERE:          Jenkins Auditorium
                    Malden High School
                    77 Salem St.

    WHO:            Donna C. Cupelo, president, Verizon-New England

                     Mitchell D. Chester, commissioner, Massachusetts
                     Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

                    Richard C. Howard, mayor of Malden

    AND              Malden High School students and representatives of the
     PHOTOGRAPHERS:  school districts receiving grants will be in attendance.

                    Interviews with all participants can be arranged.

BACKGROUND: This is the second straight year that Verizon is awarding grants of $10,000 each to 15 public schools across Massachusetts to integrate Thinkfinity into the classroom. The grants can be used to for a variety of expenses including teacher stipends, computer hardware and transportation. To date, some 2,500 Massachusetts teachers have been trained to use Thinkfinity.

Thinkfinity.org offers more than 55,000 educational and literacy resources for teachers, parents and students. Resources include standards-based, grade-specific K-12 lesson plans and engaging interactive activities provided in partnership with many of the nation’s leading educational and literacy organizations.

SOURCE Verizon

Source: newswire