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Microsoft employee helps build girls school and safe haven in Kenya
I’m incredibly thankful for the work I get to do and humbled by the importance of our company's focus in education. I am also proud of the impact Microsoft is making. Most notably I’m proud of the commitment of our people...employees, who on their personal time, are making a huge difference...
20 Jan 2011
Helping rebuild Haiti by bringing broadband to schools
At Microsoft, we just recently kicked off our companywide Giving Campaign in the United States, which is a great opportunity for employees to donate their time and money to help support a wide range of charities that they personally believe in and are passionate about. One of the charities that I've...
18 Oct 2010
Talking about access, employability and innovation with worldwide education leaders in Poland
I’m in Poland this week to host the 2010 Education Leaders Forum (ELF) here in Warsaw. It’s an event that for the fourth year brings together education leaders from around the globe to exchange experiences and discuss the future of post-secondary education, its role as economic driver and...
8 Jul 2010
Thoughts on the future of education in Russia
I was excited to go to Russia recently and learn more about the education system. There are plenty of places around the world where technology accessibility or access to education and reform are meeting in the middle...places where students and teachers are starting to get more and more access to technology...
10 May 2010
Microsoft and Puerto Rico working together to transform K-12 education
During my time in Puerto Rico, I had the opportunity to meet education leaders in both the higher education school system (read more in my previous blog post ) and primary and secondary schools, as well as the very vibrant and committed partner community. It was great to see the partners, who are...
4 May 2010
Talking to students and teachers in Puerto Rico
I’ve been on the road the majority of this month for personal and business travel. I’m in Russia right now, but want to catch you up on my experiences in Puerto Rico. The best part about my Puerto Rico visit was the amount of student and teacher interaction, as that is something I enjoy the most....
29 Apr 2010
Trip notes & thoughts on education from the United Arab Emirates
Earlier this month, I traveled to the United Arab Emirates and spent time in Dubai and Sharjah . I was impressed with the region’s beauty and magnificent architecture. With regards to education , the emirates are looking at worldwide examples from the U.S. to Victoria, Australia where they are building...
15 Mar 2010
Microsoft provides access to technology to 1 billion speakers of endangered languages
It’s been duly noted that to succeed in the 21st century, people need technology skills and training to become full global citizens. Everyone should be able to participate without having to give up their local language. In support of UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day 2010 , Microsoft is announcing...
22 Feb 2010
Observations of education systems in India and Japan
Before the holidays, I spent a week in India and Japan where I had the opportunity to meet with many education leaders and partners in higher education and K12, including some students. I continue to see common themes around the globe, and wanted to share with you my experience and thoughts from the...
8 Jan 2010
Microsoft recognizes the most innovative teachers and schools worldwide
This week, I am in Salvador, Brazil, attending the Worldwide Innovative Education Forum . The event brings together more than 400 teachers, school leaders, government officials and other education experts from around the world to celebrate and share innovation happening in the classroom that leads to...
4 Nov 2009
Education spurs economic revitalization in Mexico
I had the pleasure of visiting Mexico recently and had the opportunity to speak with institutions, educators, principals and other leaders about the potential for education to revitalize local economies. Like many countries, Mexico is excited about technology’s role in transforming learning, creating...
1 Nov 2009
Education transformation in Bangladesh
I had the pleasure of meeting recently with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, around exploring options to invest in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is an emerging country with a very young labor force…and like many countries around the world, looking to explore opportunities for emerging technologies...
2 Oct 2009
Education reform in the United Kingdom
During my first week on the job in the international role for Microsoft Education , I had the opportunity to meet with a true leader and visionary in higher education, David Lammy . He is the Minister for Higher Education and Intellectual Property for the United Kingdom. He is most passionate about expanding...
11 Sep 2009
Back to school...for me
Change is fairly common this time of year…new students and teachers enter classrooms and embrace new challenges as they prepare for the future. Institutions put new plans and innovations in place to improve services and impact learning. It’s an incredibly challenging, yet wonderful time of year. This...
2 Sep 2009
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