#MSFTCOSO POV: From classroom to computer, students must be at the center of their learning environment

Posted by Jacqueline BeauchereChief Online Safety Officer, Microsoft The digital world offers students an abundance of resources and unlimited learning potential. Our largely one-size-fits-all approach to education and technology in the U.S., however, doesn’t seem to be working for today’s digital youth. Moreover, resources are not applied equitably across schools and classrooms. To help address…

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Microsoft CTO for US Education Cameron Evans: A call for better tech integration in classrooms

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues Cameron Evans, Microsoft’s chief technology officer for U.S. Education, has an opinion piece posted on eSchool News. In the piece, he questions the impact technology has had in education, and provides ideas for how teachers can incorporate technology into their curriculum in unique ways that meet academic…

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New Zealanders’ online safety concerns reflected in proposed legislation

Posted by Delight RobertsSenior Online Safety Strategist, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft Online safety issues and concerns are universal yet have geographical relevance. I recently spent seven weeks on temporary assignment to Netsafe, New Zealand’s premier Internet safety organization. What I heard time and again from colleagues, parents, regulators and the general New Zealand public was that…

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Join Microsoft for May 21 town hall event ‘A New America: How Millennials Are Sparking Change’

Posted by Fred HumphriesVice President, U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft On May 21, Microsoft, National Journal and The Atlantic will host the final town hall in our series, “A New America: How Millennials Are Sparking Change,” at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center in Washington, D.C. We are excited to conclude our conversation on the opportunities…


Silicon Valley Gives crowdfunds to support hundreds of nonprofits

Posted by Dan'l LewinCorporate Vice President, Technology & Civic Engagement, Microsoft One of my passions is looking at ways technology can help solve real problems and create new opportunities for people. I oversee Microsoft’s Silicon Valley operations. Our 2,800 employees in the area have helped to define our strong presence in the community since the…


One step on the path to challenging search warrant jurisdiction

Posted by David HowardCorporate Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft The U.S. government doesn’t have the power to search a home in another country, nor should it have the power to search the content of email stored overseas. To protect this principle, we filed a formal legal challenge months ago to a U.S. search…


Microsoft formalizes policy on responsible materials sourcing

Posted by Brian TobeyCorporate Vice President, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Information Services, Microsoft As the company moves forward as One Microsoft, we must do an extraordinary job of overcoming complex social and environmental challenges throughout our packaging and hardware supply chain. Recently, we formalized our values and approach around upstream responsible sourcing through “Microsoft’s Responsible…

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California lawmakers consider legislation allowing computer science to count toward high school graduation requirements

Posted by Robyn HinesSenior Director for State Government Affairs, Microsoft Continuing the momentum on computer science education, on Wednesday the California State Assembly Committee on Education held a hearing to consider legislation that would allow computer science to count toward high school graduation requirements. The legislation, AB 1764, sponsored by California State Assembly members Kristin…

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Let’s ensure career opportunities for the best and brightest

Posted by Mary SnappDeputy General Counsel & Corporate Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft On Wednesday, Microsoft was honored to be recognized with the American Bar Association’s (ABA) inaugural Champion for Disability Inclusion in the Legal Profession Award for in-house counsel. Mary Snapp receives the American Bar Association’s (ABA) inaugural Champion for Disability Inclusion in…

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UN-HABITAT partners with Microsoft CityNext to address the challenge of 60 million new residents moving to cities each year

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post from Dr. Joan Clos, Executive Director, UN-Habitat. Cities around the world are growing at a rapid pace with no sign of slowing down. More than 50 percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas, which is estimated to increase to 70 percent of the global population,…

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