Francie Alexander is the Chief Academic Officer of Scholastic Inc. and a former teacher. She has taught at all levels, was a district reading consultant for Pre-K through high school students, and has authored numerous professional articles for educators, and dozens of books for children.
March 16, 2012 / Francie Alexander
Each day, America’s teachers are doing all they can—both in and out of the classroom—to reach their students and help them learn.
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"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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