Bill & Melinda Gates

Bill Gates is a technologist, business leader, and philanthropist. Today, Bill and Melinda Gates co-chair the charitable foundation bearing their names and are working together to give their wealth back to society.

Resources From Bill & Melinda Gates

Bill Gates Foundation Donates US$12mn for Indonesian Libraries

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is giving US$12 million (Rp163.7 billion) to develop public libraries in Indonesian areas that are IT-based learning centers. The financial assistance will be given through the Coca-Cola Foundation Indonesia (CCFI). Christopher Elias, president of global development at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said that with the availability […]

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From Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Designing Equitable Parent-School Collaboration

Pizza nights and bake sales. Concerts and football games. Twice-a-year parent-teacher conferences. Once-a-year welcome curriculum nights where the goal is to get just 20 people to show up. This is what people ordinarily think of as “parent engagement,” and, not surprisingly, neither schools nor parents come away feeling very engaged. For parents who are struggling […]

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From Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Three Things I Learned from Parents, Teachers and Policymakers

In June, I attended two conferences, the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Annual Convention in Charlotte and the Education Commission of the States’ (ECS) National Forum on Education Policy in Denver. Parents, teachers and policymakers. Each of these groups has their own way of talking about education. At times it can even seem like different […]

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The Gates 2015 Annual Letter

Melinda Gates

Forty years ago, Bill and his childhood friend Paul Allen bet that software and personal computers would change the way people around the world worked and played. This bet wasn’t exactly a wager. It was an opportunity to make computers personal and empower people through the magic of software. Some people thought they were nuts. […]

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