Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella welcomed a group of teachers to the company’s Redmond, Wash., campus on Monday morning, talking to them about the ways Microsoft products can be used in the classroom.
As a father of two daughters, Nadella said he’s particularly sensitive to the challenges teachers face in trying to get female students involved in computer science programs. He said there are all sorts of cultural biases that keep certain groups away, but there are ways to change that.
“It requires us to think differently in terms of what programs, what kind of assignments, even, will attract a more diverse population into computer science,” Nadella said, adding that Minecraft is one such tool.
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