Sad to say that the US education system is in a bit of a sad state currently, but Bing is trying to do something about it, launching a new site and new initiative focused “providing information and resources to learn, a community platform to connect, and tools and initiatives to act:
Some of the statistics are pretty sobering:
Why all the fuss?
The number of students that drop out of school every year. That’s more than 6,000 students every school day and one every 26 seconds.
Percentage of U.S. students expected to graduate high school in the 50 largest cities.
Ranking of 12th graders in combined mathematics and science assessments against 21 other countries.
Number of veteran teachers who are nearing retirement. America will need 2 million new teachers in the next decade.
One in Six
Public School Students attend a High-Poverty School
You can learn more, and join it, at www.bing.com/redu.