Microsoft is going back to high school

Virginia will use the Microsoft IT Academy Program at all of its public high schools, giving students access to industry certifications, training materials and online learning content, Government Technology reports.

The program supports technology education from computer basics to programming skills and will begin this fall in 30 high schools and nine regional career and technical education centers, the article said.

State officials want to get the program running across the state by the end of the 2011-2012 school year, and Virginia is the third state to sign a statewide agreement with Microsoft for the program, the story added.

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Reader Comments

Tue, Sep 27, 2011 Greg Ga

It's about time that MicroSoft has stepped up to do something about the United States education system that has become ineffective at teaching our children reading, writing and arithmatic according to world standards. We should be number one given all the money that we have poured into education over the years! If it takes a self paced system driven by IT to get results, then so be it. At the same time why don't we eliminate some of the non value added ideas that have become required expenses without any return on investment to pay for it?

Tue, Sep 20, 2011

Sounds like an "Italian Business" to me!!

Tue, Sep 20, 2011

This is a joke, why should we educate our youngsters with/in MeTooSoft looser-technologies, paid with tax-payers money?

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