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By Dennis Hohenberger

Article Credit: MassLive

Holyoke Verizon Digital Rollout Maria and Liana Mead
Maria Mead helps her daughter, Liana, register a new iPad at a digital rollout at the Holyoke STEM Academy. Verizon provided 533 Holyoke middle school students with new iPads.

HOLYOKE — Students at the Holyoke STEM Academy and Wm. R. Peck now have access to the latest technologies thanks to the Verizon Innovative Learning Initiative and Digital Promise.

Verizon handed out new Apple iPads to 533 students from both schools, which includes free, roaming Wi-Fi and the latest educational apps. The company hosted a rollout celebration at the STEM Academy Oct. 10.

“We are thrilled to be a part of this initiative and are grateful to Verizon, and Digital Promise for their generosity,” School Receiver Dr. Stephen Zrike stated in a release. “This will help create more individualized learning opportunities for our students and provide them with 21st-century learning skills needed to be successful in college and career.”

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