Microsoft Built A High School?

Posted: Sep 8 2006, 4:00pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 11:53pm CDT, in News | Technology News

 
Microsoft built a High School?
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There is a new school in Philadelphia, a modern facility with digital lockers, interactive "smart boards" for teachers, and laptops for every student. Who designed this school... Microsoft.

The city went to Microsoft and asked them to design a "school of the future." After three years and $63 million the school opened its doors. Hopefully the reward will be worth the cost. Microsoft as well as other companies have been concerned that schools aren't producing graduates with enough skill to compete in the world market. The goal of the project was not just to create a school but to create a culture. The school simulates a regular workday for students rather than a typical day of school. Hopefully all these changes aren't too fast, but we won't know until the freshmen graduate in four years.

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