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Empowering literacy for everyone with free Microsoft Stores workshops

America has a literacy crisis. Students, parents and teachers attended a recent literacy kick-off event at Microsoft to see how Learning Tools improve reading. More than 36 million adults in the United States cannot read, write, or do basic math above a third grade level. And children whose parents have low literacy levels have a 72 percent chance of being at the lowest... Read more

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Teaching happiness around the world in the #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet on April 16

Announcing the April 16 TweetMeet on ‘Teaching Happiness and Social-Emotional Learning’   Every year, March 20 marks the International Day of Happiness, a campaign launched by the United Nations that is now celebrated worldwide. This program aligns with the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals that aim to end poverty, reduce inequality and protect our planet. In... Read more

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Students learn with pop-culture favorites at free Microsoft store summer camps

Summer Camps don’t all have to be the same! If your child or student likes Fortnite just as much as crafts and finds an equal amount of inspiration in Hermione’s brilliant wizardry as going camping, then Microsoft Store has the camp for you. And it’s free! This year, Microsoft Store Summer Camps expands to seven hands-on workshops that empower students to pursue their... Read more

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E2 2019 Wrap Up: From Paris with Love

For the fifth year in a row, educators from around the world came together at E2 to celebrate their shared passion for teaching. This year’s event brought more than 300 educators and education system leaders from a combined 109 countries to Paris for three days of honoring changemakers in the classroom. The essence of E2 is celebration, recognition, collaboration and... Read more

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Empowering Changemakers Through Compassionate Decision-Making by Dr. Jane and the Jane Goodall Institute’s Roots & Shoots

Hello, changemakers and compassionate citizens! Dr. Jane Goodall is one of the biggest changemakers in history, making huge discoveries about chimpanzees and dedicating her life to making things better all over the world. Despite growing threats to wildlife, people and ecosystems, she still has plenty of hope for the future. Why? Because she believes in the power of young... Read more

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A letter to educators from the author & illustrator of the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ book series

Hello Dragon Trainers & Wizards of Young Minds! My name is Cressida Cowell and I’m the author and illustrator of the How to Train Your Dragon and Wizards of Once book series. I have spent 20 years writing middle grade fiction, and over those 20 years I have lost count of the times people have asked me, "Have you ever thought of writing for adults?" as if writing... Read more