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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 5:00pm

CAMPAIGN: Microsoft YouthSpark

CONTENT: Blog

Posted by Brad Smith
Microsoft General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs

This morning marked an important milestone in our work to improve the quality of education in Washington State.  A number of us came together for the official launch of Washington STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) a new privately funded program to improve teaching and learning in the critical disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math.

As a state we need to strengthen performance in these disciplines in order to prepare  young people to compete in the fastest growing fields in a knowledge-based economy and to understand and make informed judgments about many of the most challenging issues facing society.  

Read on at Microsoft's on the Issues blog.

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Keywords: Volunteerism & Community Engagement | Education | STEM | washington

CAMPAIGN: Microsoft YouthSpark

CONTENT: Blog