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Education news, trends, and highlights by Anthony Salcito, Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft

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  • Blog Post: Education trends to watch for in 2010

    As I reflect on 2009…what did and did not come to full fruition since I wrote this post last year …and what lies ahead for the year 2010, many different trends and topics come to mind. I’ll try to distill my list down to a handful of key themes and thoughts I’ve developed from being on the road this...
  • Blog Post: Data analytics -- more than a buzzword

    Schools, districts and states have been collecting data for decades…but, the art of perfecting the management and analytics of data seems to be hitting a crescendo this year. I think this is largely in part due to the fact that emerging technologies are making it more affordable…and of course, the Department...
  • Blog Post: Directing Stimulus Funds For Broadband To Schools First

    As part of the 2009 Recovery Act, $7.2 billion dollars is being allocated to expand broadband Internet access across the U.S. The dream is to make sure every home has a broadband connection, but even the Federal Communications Commission admits the $7 billion is not enough to wire everyone. Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Sorting out the Stimulus...Understanding the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

    As institutions and individuals cope with the implications of the current economy, there are new obstacles to overcome and new challenges to be met. These hurdles will require our schools and school leaders to bring new thinking to all aspects of learning and effectively embrace opportunities made available...
  • Blog Post: Creating 21st Century Schools in an Obama Administration

    I had the great fortune of being in Washington, D.C. on Monday. I was lucky enough to get a ticket into the Illinois Inaugural Gala, preceding inauguration day. Walking through Union Station and through the city on my way to the event, it was hard not to feel the sense of joy, hope and change in the...
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