Skip to Main Content

Media Alert: MSDE, Microsoft To Announce Technology Collaboration

Learning Programs Will Be Strengthened By Technology; Event Set For January 8 At High Point High School

For Immediate Release                                                        Contact: Bill Reinhard, 410-767-0486

Baltimore, MD (January 5, 2015)

The Maryland State Department of Education and Microsoft Education will announce special statewide collaboration at High Point High School in Prince George’s County this week that will make available new tools to Maryland public schools and their students.

The program is made possible by corporate partners and will give Maryland youth access to additional training and technology to better prepare them for college and a modern workforce.  The special program is Microsoft’s response to President Obama’s challenge through the ConnectED initiative, designed to enrich K-12 education through technology. 

WHO:   State Superintendent of Schools Lillian M. Lowery
             Jamie Harper, General Manager Microsoft Education
             Prince George’s County School Chief Executive Officer Kevin Maxwell
             Ray Leone, President of the Maryland PTA
             Tamara Petronka, Executive Director of Maryland Education Enterprise Consortium

WHAT:  Maryland State Department of Education/Microsoft Joint Announcement

WHEN: 10 a.m., EST
             January 8, 2015

WHERE: High Point High School
               3601 Powder Mill Road
               Hyattsville, MD  20705

(Note: the event will be held in the Library Media Center.  Guests/Media will enter the school via a marked entrance to the left of the main entrance.)