Tech leaders emerge from under-resourced schools thanks to this program

Danielle Page, for Verizon
Published 9:12 a.m. ET Oct. 1, 2020


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James Allrich, principal at Argyle Magnet Middle School in Silver Spring, Maryland, has always had a reputation for being the go-to tech guy.

“For me, technology is just one of those things that’s always been easy for me — I view it as a tool to make life and things we do a lot easier,” he said.

This school program supports digital learning and inclusion. (Photo: Getty Images)

So when the opportunity to become part of the Verizon Innovative Learning program, which provides technology-based STEM curriculums — focused on science, technology, engineering and math — and gives each student and teacher a device and monthly data plan, Allrich knew the potential

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