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  • Blog Post: Back-to-School is a Breeze with Office 2010

    Content reposted from Microsoft’s Office blog The annual back-to-school routine is right around the corner and this year a projected 55.5 million K-12 students and 19.7 million college students will head for the classroom (according to the U.S. National Center for Education Statistics ). More...
  • Blog Post: Technology Will Play Key Role in Helping the Class of 2012 Find Jobs

    As college commencements have come and gone, graduates are polishing their resumes in the hopes of landing their dream job. With the increasing popularity of digital and social media, graduates will need to incorporate job hunting techniques that go beyond the traditional methods in order to be successful...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Announce Technology Grant to Elevate Learning Skills in Los Angeles

    In late October, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Microsoft joined school leaders of the Mendez Learning Center to announce a new focus on turning around underperforming urban schools within the LAUSD . Microsoft, through a relationship with Partnership Schools for Los Angeles , provided Mendez with...
  • Blog Post: Educating the Next Generation

    On Saturday May 5, more than 4,000 students and parents descended upon the University of Southern California to participate in the Los Angeles Unified School District Family Summit 2012 . This year’s event, “Make Me Proud: On the Road to College and Careers,” marked the first time that...
  • Blog Post: Southern California Students Team for Second Place Finish in Imagine Cup 2011

    Imagine how you would change the world, if you were able to work with a brilliant team of colleagues and the latest technology. You might help the blind to read, improve the survivability of cancer patients, help women in underdeveloped communities receive proper pre-natal care, or-as a team of Southern...
  • Blog Post: The results are in!

    Twenty-two teams traveled across the country to Microsoft’s Redmond campus to compete in the final round of competition in Microsoft’s U.S. Imagine Cup this past weekend. Each team showcased their software and game designs to solve the world’s toughest issues, such as combating disease...
  • Blog Post: 2013 Microsoft Imagine Cup U.S. Finalists Announced

    The world’s coolest student technology competition just announced who is making it to the next round! Microsoft just unveiled the 10 teams who will compete in the 11 th annual Imagine Cup U.S. Finals Demo Day on May 13 in Silicon Valley. Each of the top teams will pitch their business to investors...
  • Blog Post: Safer Internet Day Coming to Los Angeles

    Today is international Safer Internet Day , an annual event dedicated to promoting responsible use of the Internet and mobile technology, particularly among children and youth. For the eighth straight year, Microsoft is supporting this day through a global campaign championing a healthy Internet for...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces U.S. Finalists for Imagine Cup 2011

    Below is a guest post by Mark Hindsbo, vice president, U.S. Developer and Platform Evangelism, Microsoft, who discusses the finalists for Imagine Cup 2011. Be sure to vote for your favorite team in the U.S. People's Choice Awards from now through April 9 and check out the local talent from right here...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft YouthSpark Paving the Way Ahead

    American companies face a unique challenge today. While unemployment is still at a high, many open jobs are unfilled because employers cannot find workers with the skills they need. Many of these unfilled jobs are in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields (STEM). To address the skill...
  • Blog Post: Passion and Purpose: Team Syntax Errors Head to Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals

    People doubted them, said it couldn’t be done. But when Santiago Canyon College students Gary Kelley, Jr., Hayden Donze, Dale Laizure, and Bill Vetter decided to enter the Microsoft Imagine Cup student technology competition – they committed themselves to the project whole-heartedly. Starting...
  • Blog Post: Los Angeles Teacher Competes in Innovative Education Forum

    Today, 100 educators from across the country are in Redmond to participate in the first day of the U.S. Innovative Education Forum (IEF), Microsoft’s premier educator recognition event. These teachers are being celebrated for their innovative use of technology in the classroom and their creative...
  • Blog Post: Xbox 360 is Changing the Game for Educational Experiences

    Remember when you were a kid, and you wished that you could actually play with the characters on television? It is now possible with Xbox 360. Last week, Microsoft revealed how its “playful learning” experiences are revolutionizing interactive television, allowing children and their families...
  • Blog Post: Cool is in Session

    School may not be in session yet, but it’s never too soon for students and their parents to start thinking about how to return to school in style. The latest technology products from Microsoft can help students not only look stylish, but perform at their best and stay connected to family and friends...
  • Blog Post: Igniting “sparks” of opportunity for youth.

    From day one, a child’s potential is a gift waiting to be realized. Consider the magic of fire and how it is only a promise until someone lights a wick, igniting a dazzling chemical response. At Microsoft, we view our children’s potential with a similar perspective and are doing something...
  • Blog Post: Changing the world, one project at a time

    Today is the day! Students from across the nation have descended upon Redmond, Wash., for the U.S. finals of Microsoft’s 2012 Imagine Cup competition , the world’s premier student technology competition. This year, more than 100,000 U.S. students registered for the competition and the top...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Donates $1 Million in Software to Los Angeles Unified School District

    Parents' engagement in academic progress is key to their children's future success, and Microsoft is committed to helping in this effort. Today, Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner visited Garfield High School alongside Superintendent-elect Dr. John Deasy to celebrate Microsoft's announcement...
  • Blog Post: More Than 180 Children Attend Safer Internet Day in Los Angeles

    On Tuesday, February 15, more than 180 children from the Boys & Girls Club of Los Angeles and the Brotherhood Crusade attended a Safer Internet Day event in Los Angeles. Hosted by Microsoft at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the event was a part of the worldwide Safer Internet Day initiative, dedicated...