NEWS: Windows High School: Microsoft designs a school system

I think this is pretty cool. 

"…a gleaming white modern facility looking out of place amid rows of ramshackle homes in a working-class West Philadelphia neighborhood."

Windows High School:  Microsoft designs a school system

http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/ptech/09/07/school.of.future.ap/index.html

The idea is to start teaching kids in a new way that primes them to compete in the new global economy with new curriculum teaching children not just what kind of things they can learn but more importantly how to learn… instead of the old ways of teaching which were passed down from the 50’s.

Although one of my coworkers pointed out this quote:
“At the 162,000-square-foot high school, which sits on nearly eight acres, the day starts at 9:15 a.m. and ends at 4:19 p.m., simulating the typical work day.”
…in what world do these folks live in where the typical work day is 9:15AM to 4:19PM?

Sarcasm aside, there’s more information on the project HERE at Microsoft.com for those of you interested.

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