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    As our culture continues to be dominated by technological innovation in our everyday lives and kids expect to learn in a digital way, its important educators feel comfortable and confident using technology in the classroom to help their students stay engaged in learning and reach their full potential...
  • Blog Post: Talking about technology access on Rainmakers.TV

    Back in September, I had the opportunity to attend the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) annual meeting (see blog post here ) where Microsoft made a new commitment to help bring digital access to one million low-income families in the United States. I was able to speak with Stan Emert, the president...
  • Blog Post: The digital divide under attack

    Last week we covered five reasons we have yet to close the digital divide . This week, we want to look at some of the progress that has been made toward closing that divide—and at the growth of new opportunities. Solving the problem of the digital divide requires coordinating the efforts of many...
  • Blog Post: Redefining Access to Education and Training

    With the U.S. unemployment rate holding steady around 9 percent, job creation and education are top of mind as many fellow citizens are missing out on the economic recovery, and inadequate education is hampering many workers’ ability to obtain available jobs. Even in this week’s State of...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Commits to Bring Digital Access and Skills Training to 1M U.S. Students

    Yesterday, I had the privilege of combining my personal passion with my profession on stage at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting to announce that Microsoft will bring digital access to one million students from low-income families. The video of our announcement can be found here . (Photo...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft partners with FCC on “Connect to Compete” initiative

    Here at Microsoft, we are excited to partner with the FCC and support the “Connect to Compete” initiative that strives to bring all Americans access to broadband, computers, software and the knowledge needed to compete in the global market. We know the link between education attainment and...