Don is a Deputy Director for the College Ready team and responsible for State, District & Networks. Prior to joining the foundation, Don was the founder and CEO of Aspire Public Schools and has spent the past 40 years in public education where he is widely recognized as a leader in public school reform and the charter school movement.
February 12, 2013 / Don Shalvey
A central point of the findings: academic performance is a leading indicator of charter school financial strength. High-performing charter schools also tend to be financially stable.
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November 18, 2011 / Don Shalvey
Free from many of the bureaucracies and structures in district-managed schools, charters are able to try new things—and are held accountable for results.
November 16, 2011 / Don Shalvey
Most people who are at all familiar with charter schools–public schools that are operated independent of the school district–know their performance is uneven.
"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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