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Microsoft Makes Its Largest Technology Donation Ever to a Single Los Angeles School to Help Prepare Students for Their Future

*More than $1 million will enable the Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez Learning Center to improve student skills in science, technology, engineering and math.*

Microsoft Main Campus, Redmond, Wash. Image credit: Microsoft

LOS ANGELES — Oct. 20, 2010 —

Microsoft Corp. today announced it is providing the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools with a more than $1 million grant to purchase new software and hardware for the two schools at the Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez Learning Center. This grant will help bring state-of-the-art technology to the campus, helping bridge the technology gap of this underserved community. The grant also includes a $50,000 cash donation portion that will provide for ongoing technical support, teacher and student training, curriculum, and mentoring opportunities for students to learn about and explore careers. The goal is to create an instructional model that can be replicated and scaled throughout Los Angeles Unified School District and elevate teacher and student technology skills, thereby preparing youth for the competitive Los Angeles and U.S. job market. Microsoft education executives and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the sizeable donation this morning at a press conference at Mendez, where city leaders, school leaders, teachers and students saw a preview of the new software and technology. (more…)

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Back to School: Are Teachers Equipped to Teach ‘Digital Natives’?

*Many teachers are using Microsoft tools and training to help prepare their students for the future, and are encouraging their peers to embrace using the technology that students are growing up with.* 

REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 16, 2010 Educators are preparing to go back to school, and they’re starting to do so with more than pencils and books. The “digital natives” that fill their classrooms are restless, and teachers are altering their curricula to keep those students engaged and prepared for the future. Microsoft wants to help. 

Digital natives are people who have had access to digital technology for most of their lives—in other words, most of today’s school children.

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Students Get First Preview of Windows Phone 7 Devices

WARSAW, Poland – July 9, 2010 Christian Hood and Eric Lo already knew that they had won the contest to see who had built the best application for the new Windows Phone 7, so they didn’t think it would be any big deal when they walked on stage to get their prize.

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