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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Enhancing learning while protecting safety and privacy

Posted by Brendon LynchChief Privacy Officer, Microsoft Over the past year, revelations of government surveillance, highly publicized data breaches and other stories of private information being leaked have dominated the media. More revealing than the stories themselves is the public’s impassioned response to them, demonstrating that there is still a basic expectation among Americans of…

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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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Microsoft partners with USAID to help end extreme poverty by 2030

Posted by Anthony SalcitoVice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft On Thursday, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will announce that Microsoft is one of 30 inaugural Cornerstone Partners chosen to advance a science and technology-based approach to economic development. The Global Development Lab’s mission is to help end the extreme poverty that affects 1.2 billion…

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Idaho the latest state to make computer science courses count toward high school graduation requirements

Posted by Fred HumphriesVice President, U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft Continuing the momentum we’ve seen across the country on computer science education, Idaho recently joined a growing number of states that allow computer science courses to count toward high school graduation requirements. We applaud Idaho for taking this important step, which will help prepare students for…

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Keeping technology safe for our most vulnerable users

Posted by Anthony SalcitoVice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft On Wednesday in Barcelona, more than 1,100 educators, school leaders and government officials from nearly 100 countries are gathering to re-imagine and redesign the world of education for the 21st century. As the education world’s best and brightest kick off the 2014 Microsoft in Education Global Forum, they…

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Microsoft and Politico present Fourth Annual State Solutions Conference in Washington, D.C.

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues On Feb. 21, four governors and approximately 150 policy thought-leaders joined us at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center for the fourth annual State Solutions Conference with Politico, previewing the National Governors Association’s annual winter meeting in Washington, D.C. The two-part event featured one-on-one conversations with governors…

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Making important progress on computer science education

Posted by Brad SmithGeneral Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft This week, we have seen tremendous enthusiasm and excitement from more than 13 million students who are learning a new language. The language? Computer Science. Across the country and around the world, students have been celebrating Computer Science Education Week by…

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Microsoft, The Atlantic & National Journal Present “A New America: How Millennials are Sparking Change” town hall

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues On Dec. 6, Microsoft, in partnership with The Atlantic and National Journal, hosted the first in a series of traveling town halls to explore the opportunities, inclinations and impact of the millennial generation as it faces an increasingly connected world and competitive workplace. “A New America: How…

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Microsoft’s Allyson Knox testifies before Congress on the state of computer science education

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues On Nov. 15, Microsoft Education Policy and Programs Director Allyson Knox testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade regarding the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the U.S. The hearing, titled “Our Nation of Builders:  Training the…

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