Deborah Veney Robinson is a senior communications officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She manages the foundation’s external communications for a portfolio of investments that include work in the College-Ready, Postsecondary, and Advocacy areas. Deborah joined the foundation in 2011.
Before joining the foundation, she served as the vice president of communications for two national nonprofit organizations in the education sector: the Alliance for Public Charter Schools and Communities In Schools. In both of these roles, she was responsible to developing and executing strategic communications plans, and for providing management and oversight for the media relations, advertising, publications, executive communications, and marketing functions for the organization.
October 24, 2011 / Debbie Robinson
Over the weekend, Bill and Melinda authored an op-ed, “Grading the Teachers”, in the Wall Street Journal about the need to have a better system of supporting, hiring, recruiting, developing, and evaluating teachers in America.
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September 28, 2011 / Debbie Robinson
The campaign that raised $100,000 for teachers in just three days.
September 14, 2011 / Debbie Robinson
Last month, I had dinner with an amazing group of college students. Their stories and a profile on our co-chair, Bill Gates, are in the fall issue of Ebony magazine -on newsstands now.
August 15, 2011 / Debbie Robinson
For those of us who have chosen to devote our careers to education reform, this is a rhetorical question. Of course we believe our schools can be fixed, and of course we believe every child can achieve at high levels. But, sadly, it’s not a belief that
is universally held.
"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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