Microsoft pledges continued support for education for teachers, students and school leaders

Microsoft has been dedicated to creating meaningful change in education for more than three decades, with $750 million invested in teacher training and professional development in the last 15 years, and Wednesday, at the 2014 Microsoft in Education Global Forum, the company’s top leaders worldwide pledged their continuing support for teachers as well as students and school leaders who are shaping the future.

The company’s education legacy is “without equal,” including the global YouthSpark Initiative, to create opportunities for young people in education, employment and entrepreneurship, writes Anthony Salcito, Microsoft’s vice president, worldwide education.

“Microsoft offers proven solutions to the shortcomings, privacy concerns and manageability worries that plague so many other education technology implementations,” he writes. “The power of 1:1 computing is unleashed with the cloud-enabled productivity of Office 365, Skype and OneDrive. Classroom technology is easily managed with Windows Intune, freeing up more time for teachers to focus on teaching. Bing search is integrated and ad-free, designed specifically for education. And for the most vulnerable among us – our children – privacy and security are guaranteed. No other education technology offering comes close.”

To read Salcito’s full post, head over to the Microsoft in Education blog.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff