Microsoft Recognizes Schools for Innovation in Teaching

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Today is World Teachers’ Day, and Microsoft is recognizing 82 schools, including Highland Tech High in Alaska, from around the world for their efforts to better educate children.

Sixty-five Pathfinder Schools and 17 Mentor Schools were named in this year’s list. Microsoft calls Pathfinder Schools those that “ demonstrate strong school leadership skills with a proven record of creativity and successful change implementation, have a vision for learning, and have started on the road to whole school transformation.”

Mentor Schools, on the other hand, “go a step further and are invited into this program because they have achieved a level of change within their education systems and are viewed as leaders in their countries and regions.”

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