Bing launches REDU: Rethink, Reform, Rebuild US Education

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:

LET’S REDU from Redu on Vimeo.

Some of the statistics are pretty sobering:

Why all the fuss?
1.2+ Million

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.

53%

Percentage of U.S. students expected to graduate high school in the 50 largest cities.

18th Place

Ranking of 12th graders in combined mathematics and science assessments against 21 other countries.

1+ Million

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