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WONDEROPOLIS® Reimagine Wonder with the Redesigned Wonderopolis Website and Mobile Features

Supported by the Verizon Foundation
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The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) unveiled today (May 16) the newly redesigned website for Wonderopolis® with exciting new features to engage families and foster lifelong learning.

The new version of the site boasts added features including:

Verizon Foundation Presents Free May 15 Webinar On Building Students’ Historical Literacy Skills with Common Core Standards

Discussion Designed for History, Social Studies Teachers, But Open To All Interested Educators
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Basking Ridge, May 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The latest free, live webinar from the Verizon Foundation’s Thinkfinity.org will discuss building students' historical thinking and literacy skills by using Common Core standards.

Verizon Foundation Healthcare Program Puts New Technologies in Patients Hands

Maryland Physician Magazine's Tracy M. Fitzgerald reports on foundation's healthcare investment
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By:  Tracy M. Fitzgerald

"Technology – Specifically Mobile Devices – Can Help To Capture Students’ Interest And Attention In The Classroom.”

Justina Nixon Saintil, Verizon Foundation Director of Education Programs, speaks with MO.com
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The Verizon Foundation is the philanthropic entity of Verizon. We are focused on accelerating social change by using the company’s innovative technology to help solve pressing problems in education, healthcare and energy management. The Foundation has several education programs focused on developing students’ interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Some of those key highlights are:

Johnston Students Develop School Information App

Student Winners of the Verizon Innovative App Challenge in Granville, Iowa are Highlighted by The Des Moines Register
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Written by:  Tiffany De Masters

Want to know what’s for lunch at Johnston High School? There’s an app for that.

Thirteen Johnston High School students have spent the past five months developing a software application that will provide students with immediate access to goings-on at their school...

Ravens' Chris Canty Speaking out at Seminar to Prevent Domestic Violence

Defensive lineman partnering with Verizon Foundation, A Call to Men for seminar with coaches to prevents
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The Baltimore Sun gave readers a preview of what participants could expect from the April 16th, A Call To Coaches: Your Voice Counts training  - a seminar to help coaches combat domestic violence by teaching athletes to be men of good character. 

By Aaron Wilson

Ravens defensive lineman Chris Canty plans to deliver a strong message to hundreds of middle school, high school, college and youth coaches to try to prevent domestic violence.

Verizon Foundation Pledges $100,000 to ‘One Fund Boston’ to Assist Victims of Boston Bomb Attacks

Foundation Also Will Match Employees’ Contributions to the Fund
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BOSTON, April 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Verizon Foundation has pledged $100,000 to One Fund Boston to assist the victims of the April 15 bomb attacks and their families.  The foundation also will provide a 1-to-1 match of employee online donations to One Fund Boston.

One Fund Boston was established by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to assist families most affected by the bomb attacks. 

Rock Canyon High Students Win Verizon App Contest

FOX 31 Denver Highlights National Winners of the Verizon Innovative App Challenge
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HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — Out of more than 470 nationwide entries, 10 teams won a chance to have an app developed with the help of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab and Verizon programmers. One of those teams is from Rock Canyon High School, in Highlands Ranch.

Bringing Heaven on Planet Earth (HoPE) to India's Children

Verizon Foundation's Volunteer Spotlight
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From where Jo Magnani sits in the United Kingdom, India is a long way away. But it’s close to her heart because of her tie to the Tripura Foundation, which she has helped to sponsor for the past six years.

She started as a sponsor of three children to provide them with education, food, after school activities, STEM classes, yoga and meditation.  Now she sponsors an entire HoPE (Heaven on Planet Earth) education center, which serves 35 children.

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