Microsoft’s commitment to education, here in the U.S. and around the world, spans almost three decades. Education is core to our mission as a company…to help individuals realize their potential…and we believe that an excellent education is a basic right and social imperative.  I believe our focus on education is the most important work that we do across the company.

As the national discussion on the quality of U.S. public education and workforce development heats up, the Bing team has launched an initiative and website called REDU located at www.bing.com/redu. REDU stands for rethinking, reforming and rebuilding U.S. education. It’s designed to expand and encourage the national conversation around education reform by providing information and resources to learn, a community platform to connect, and tools and initiatives to act.
 
What I like the most about REDU is that the focus is really on getting people involved…supporting teachers, encouraging folks to donate and volunteer to schools, find jobs, and help place new teachers. It’s a great resource that provides an opportunity to learn about what’s going on across the U.S., to extend the dialogue, and to demonstrate the urgency of the need for change in the U.S. and around the world.

Please check out www.bing.com/redu, join the conversation and see what you can do to improve America’s education system…whether you have kids or not.