People often confuse the efforts of the Gates Foundation with the efforts at School of the Future. I can tell you that although they are not connected to our efforts there, we are always interested in Bill's focus and passion for education. This should be a very insightful program sure to illicit deep thought and questions surrounding education today, I'll be watching!
Get Schooled: You Have the Right is a five-year national initiative co-developed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Viacom that creates a platform for corporate and community stakeholders to address the challenges facing America's public schools.
On Sept. 8 at 8 p.m., more than 20 Viacom Networks will simultaneously air "Get Schooled" a 30-minute special featuring President Obama, Kelly Clarkson & LeBron James which highlights education challenges and breakthroughs experienced by three leading figures from the world of entertainment, sports and politics; along with the stories of three of their most trusted professional colleagues.
For details visit the following websites:
Get Schooled.Com and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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