Baltimore County Public Schools choose 150,000 Windows devices to transform teaching and learning

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Earlier this week we announced new low-cost devices with our partners to help close the technology gap in U.S. schools. Devices are just the first step to having true, significant impact in education, it also takes transformational learning methods. Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) is on an exciting journey to make this happen for students and we are thrilled to be part of it. Today is a milestone day for … Read more »

Fourth-largest US school district boots up 1:1 initiative with Microsoft technology

Today, I had the pleasure of sitting on a Microsoft YouthSpark Connection panel in Miami with local education, business and city leaders, to discuss a problem facing the city of Miami, and this nation — the unfortunate divide between students who have access to technology, skills and opportunities to be successful and those who do not. While sitting next to Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, we made … Read more »

We heard the President’s ConnectED call-to-action, and here is our billion-dollar response to put affordable technology in the hands of U.S. students nationwide

Today, President Obama is shining worthy attention on his ConnectED initiative to connect 99 percent of America’s students to the digital age within five years and to ensure the best use of existing funds to get Internet connectivity and educational technology into classrooms and into the hands of teachers trained on its advantages. Microsoft heard the President’s call on our industry to step up, and we are privileged to participate … Read more »