In our continuing commitment to education through programs such as REDU, today marks the launch of “Our School Needs”, a competition open to all public and private schools, grades K thru 12, in the United States. Starting today schools will have the tools needed to create their entry with an essay, pictures and optional video telling us what their school needs the most. Check out the Bing blog for more details. To mark the day, we’re releasing a new map app which helps you make a difference to students in your area.
The ‘Bing Education’ map app shows local school information and donation, mentor, and volunteer opportunities in the area. The app integrates opportunities from Mentor Pro, Great Schools, and DonorsChoose.org. The app includes a feature to embed the map externally so you can wear your support proudly on your website and help spread the word.
Join us to help give kids and the teachers who help them learn, the opportunity for a better education through supporting Our School Needs. You can read more about Our School Needs and other efforts to improve education in the new Bing Education blog.
Matthew Quinlan – Bing Maps
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