Posted by Brad SmithSVP and General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation
In today’s Seattle Times, I wrote an op-ed calling upon Washington state to take new steps to improve education. While much of this responsibility falls on legislators and educators, it’s also important for businesses to play a role in supporting positive educational reforms. So, I’d like to describe what we are doing, at Microsoft, to support education at local, national and global levels.
These are many more programs I could describe, and they range in size, scope and geography. But, they all have two things in common: a focus on applying new, fresh thinking to long-standing challenges and a partnership approach of collaborating with educators, government leaders, and civic groups. We have found that, together, fresh thinking and partnership make a winning combination…for our schools, our communities, and most importantly, our kids.
For more information about Microsoft in education visit http://www.microsoft.com/education/default.mspx.