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    Today, we joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and several non-profit partners, including the United Way of Metro Chicago, the YMCA of Metro Chicago, Metropolitan Family services, and Children’s Home and Aid Society to announce the opening of 12 new Parent Engagement Centers...
  • Blog Post: Creating & Supporting a Climate of Innovation in Education

    Posted by Byron V. Garrett, Director of U.S. Innovative Schools Program, Microsoft Change is the one variable that seems to arrive late to the education sector, but is a constant nonetheless. With technological advancements in health care, government, business, and other industries one has to ask...
  • Blog Post: Innovative Schools World Tour

    There’s no shortage of innovation happening in schools today. I see it every time I visit a new school – whether it’s in my own backyard or on the other side of the world. But while all of that innovation is encouraging, it tends to happen in isolation – in a single classroom...
  • Blog Post: Celebrating the most innovative schools on World Teacher’s Day

    In celebration of World Teachers’ Day , I’m excited to congratulate the 2012 class of Mentor and Pathfinder schools joining the Microsoft Partners in Learning (PIL) Schools Program. These schools and the teachers behind them are a constant source of inspiration for their steadfast dedication...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Partners in Learning Turns 10!

    Anniversaries represent commitment, and today, we’re celebrating one of the most important commitments an organization can make. Ten years ago, we recognized that education systems around the globe simply weren’t working. With a model built to support the 19th century industrial revolution...