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Microsoft's 'School of the Future' graduates first class - all going to institutions of higher learning

June 15, 2010View for printing

When the Microsoft-designed School of the Future http://www.microsoft.com/education/schoolofthefuture/ opened, the facility was a paragon of contemporary architecture, with a green roof, light-filled corridors and the latest classroom technology, all housed in a dazzling white modern building.

It might as well have been a fishbowl: Educators and the media from around the world watched to see whether Microsoft could reform public education through innovation in technology.

Although the school's creative ambitions have been frustrated by high principal turnover, curriculum tensions and a student body unfamiliar with laptop computer culture, the school graduates its first senior class Tuesday with each student having been accepted to an institution of higher learning.

By Kathy Matheson, Associated Press Writer

Full Story: http://www.usatoday.com/tech/2010-06 ... chool_N.htm
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