Schools around the world are looking for ways to improve the education experience and better prepare students for today’s globally competitive workforce. We believe technology has the power to both inspire and motivate students to learn and help educators manage their classroom sand curriculum more efficiently.

Dr. Agnes Slayman, the Superintendent at Chester County School District in South Carolina believes access to the latest technology not only benefits people personally, but that it’s also laying the groundwork for increased economic activity and productivity in the area. This is why she is working with Microsoft to deploy tablets to all the faculty and students within her school district, providing both professional development for teachers and educational and professional tools, like Microsoft Office, for the student body.

At Seton Hall University in New Jersey, they have adopted Windows 8 and Windows Phone for its mobile computing program, which is increasing productivity, improving network security, and providing students with professional skills they’ll need for the workplace. Along with tablet and laptop devices, Seton Hall equips incoming freshmen with the Windows Phone-based Nokia Lumia 900 and Office 365 for education allowing for a
seamless transition and familiar interface when moving between programs and documents on both devices.

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