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Presenting the 2019 Microsoft Showcase Schools

At Microsoft, we believe in the potential of every student. We believe educators deserve more time to teach. And, we believe that with the right tools, everything is possible. The schools nominated into our Showcase School program exemplify these beliefs in action by implementing innovative practices into their leadership, teaching, and learning practices into the development... Read more

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Microsoft MakeCode, Cartoon Network and Adafruit team up to inspire a new generation of creators

It’s estimated that in the next decade 77 percent of jobs will be in technology, while creativity is ranked among the top three skills the World Economic Forum predicts employers will be looking for in candidates. This presents today’s educators and parents with a unique challenge - and opportunity - to help prepare kids today for the digital future and inspire their... Read more

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Thousands of students travel 23 million virtual miles over Skype to help children in need

Through one of the world’s largest live connections of students at one time, Skype-a-Thon participants from 102 countries traveled a total of 23 million virtual miles in the span of two days. Thank you to all the classrooms and participants who invested so much of their time and creativity! It was truly amazing to see the energy and feel the power of classrooms connecting... Read more

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What’s New in EDU: Minecraft: Education Edition gets Code Builder and launches new Hour of Code

We're rolling out a fresh episode of What's New in EDU in eager anticipation of next month's Computer Science Education Week  (Dec. 3 - 9). That means it's time for up-and-coming coders and will-be computer wizards to take a look at some new ways Microsoft Education is helping make Computer Science more open, more collaborative and more creative. First, take a deep breath... Read more

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Announcing the 2019 Microsoft Showcase Schools

At Microsoft, we believe in the potential of every student. We believe educators deserve more time to teach. And we believe with the right tools, everything is possible. The schools nominated for our Showcase School program exemplify these beliefs by implementing innovative practices throughout their leadership, teaching, and learning. These beliefs also extend into the... Read more

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Microsoft + Made by Dyslexia: Helping students with dyslexia thrive with technology

It is estimated that one in five students has dyslexia, yet there are likely far more who have not yet been identified in today's classrooms. These students, whose language based learning difference causes a deficiency with phonological processing when learning to read, are often mistakenly labeled as having a learning disability and, as such, make up approximately 70 to 85... Read more