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Pathfinder and Mentor schools named

Today on World Teachers’ Day, Microsoft Corp. announced the 2012 Pathfinder and Mentor Schools as part of its Partners in Learning for Schools Program.
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Today on World Teachers’ Day, Microsoft Corp. announced the 2012 Pathfinder and Mentor Schools as part of its Partners in Learning for Schools Program.

Partners in Learning for Schools is an educational program that provides members with access to educational experts; helps them discover, share and scale best practices; helps them create knowledge and collaborative communities; and helps them understand how technology can further increase their teaching and learning practices. The following are a few of this year’s inductees:

  • Sartre Gymnasium (Germany)
  • Futures Tech (Egypt)
  • EMEF Professor João Campestrini (Brazil)

Mentor Schools 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. Their innovations have a global interest and are replicable models that other schools can follow. The following are a few of this year’s inductees:

  • New Maryland School (Canada)
  • Highland Tech High (United States)
  • Escola Secundária da Lagoa (Portugal) 

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