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January 24, 2023

UN Day of Education celebrates the power of learning

Today is January 24, designated by UNESCO as the International Day of Education, and the theme of this year’s celebration is: “to invest in people, prioritize education.” The United Nations General Assembly declared an International Day of Education five years ago to celebrate the role of education in building opportunities for peace and development.

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January 26, 2023

Protect against cybersecurity risks with Microsoft 365 A5 security

The Microsoft 365 A5 security suite helps districts and schools provide safe and secure learning experiences backed by world class protection and consolidated into one cost-effective solution.

January 19, 2023

Strengthening relationships between educators and families

Educators have long known that strengthening relationships with their students’ families is an essential tool in fostering classroom success. In Organizing Schools for Improvement: Lessons from Chicago, the Consortium on Chicago School Research found that elementary schools with strong connections with families were ten times more likely to improve in math and four times more likely to improve in reading than schools that did not have strong connections.

January 16, 2023

Commemorating the impact of The King legacy

Beginning in January and continuing throughout February, classrooms across the U.S. will recognize Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the lasting impact that he and other Civil Rights leaders have made towards equality, justice, and the advancement of our nation.

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2023 Washington State Legislative priorities

With Washington’s 2023 legislative session now underway, legislators are focusing on some of the state’s toughest issues, ranging from homelessness to education to data privacy. All these topics are complex...

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Lenovo refreshes its education portfolio for hybrid learning with Windows 11 laptops

Though schools have returned to in-person learning, that doesn’t erase the digital paradigm shift that was brought on by the pandemic. At the Future of Education Technology Conference in New...

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In the digital age, democracy depends on information literacy

As we mark National News Literacy Week, I have been reflecting on Microsoft’s commitment to news and media literacy and the central role it plays in a healthy information ecosystem....

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