As members of the Microsoft Partner Network, you understand the value of “community.” In a previous post, I spoke about the importance of not only using Partner Network resources for individual growth but also for the advancement of your peers. In a dynamic, thriving community, when a single member prospers, every member wins.
Conviction. Alain Locke is focused on “closing the achievement gap by energizing urban schools with high-impact leaders.” I observed classrooms with the Alain Locke teaching method in action. The experience plants a seed in students’ minds that each of them will one day attend a four-year college or university and helps them realize their full potential.
Accomplishment. Student achievement grew at the school for nine consecutive years, and the U.S. Department of Education recognizes Alain Locke as one of seven schools in our country for their role in “Closing the Achievement Gap.” That’s quite a feather in the cap.
Commitment. SWC committed approximately $75,000 in service to roll out a Microsoft virtualization solution, which enables the school to use more than 40 older computers that run Microsoft’s latest software and specialized education software. The school is now a Microsoft platform organization, using Microsoft Server, Exchange, Hyper-V, and other stack components to further its educational goals.