April 29 — 1:19 pm, 2010

Bill Gates at SLA today

Bill Gates is speaking at Science Leadership Academy at 2 p.m. today.

You can watch the speech below, and follow updates and questions about the event via #slagates on Twitter. We’ll update this post with highlights from the discussion.


Kudos to SLA and all the students who asked Gates questions! Topics ranged from his upbringing to how to support impoverished countries to how he balances family obligations, plus, SLA student Emma asked for his opinion on magnet schools:

"There’s no doubt that magnet schools are great for the people who go to them…What we should want is that the quality of teaching improves and magnet and non-magnet schools…I don’t have a strong opinion about whether the magnet approach is required." "We have to understand great teaching better." "We support charter schools a lot." "KIPP, Green Dot, Yes, Aspire…"

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