Posts by Anthony Salcito, VP, Education


Hear from education experts around the world in the new Microsoft Flagship School Podcast

Launching a new school is one of the most inspiring challenges leaders and educators can take on. The Microsoft Flagship School Podcast provides practical ideas and experiences from leaders around the globe, to make this journey to transform from the ground up, a little easier. Today, I am pleased to share the release of a new podcast series to help inspire leaders around... 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


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


Join Skype-a-Thon this November and help students in WE’s partner communities around the world

An estimated half a million students from over 100 countries will connect during Skype-a-Thon on November 13th and 14th. Each year, this 48-hour global learning event brings classrooms together, using Skype to not only deepen students' understanding of the world beyond their classroom walls, but to help them become global citizens. Participating classrooms travel “virtual... Read more

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Celebrate your changemakers at Microsoft Education Exchange 2019

Every day I’m inspired by educators who innovate in the classroom and provide the best learning opportunities for their students. Educators are personalizing learning experiences to empower their students, by embracing modern teaching and learning, innovative curriculum, and by providing immersive experiences with technology. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate... Read more


Transforming education from the ground up with the first Microsoft Flagship Schools

Our deep focus on education transformation at Microsoft has let us witness and learn from incredible examples of school leadership, technology innovation and sheer thoughtfulness in evolving traditional education. We’ve seen schools and their leaders show innovation, ingenuity and passion in transforming learning and envisioning what’s possible, with no challenge too big... Read more