Around Town | April 30, 2010 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

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News - April 30, 2010

Around Town

THE VISITOR ... Foothill College math students were told in advance a "special guest" would be paying a visit last week, but they were stunned when software billionaire Bill Gates tiptoed into their classroom. Gates was there to observe Foothill's intensive Math My Way program, which is designed to give previously math-phobic students the skills and confidence to succeed at college-level math. Gates had heard about the program from Linda Thor, the new chancellor of Foothill-De Anza Community College District, who spent an hour and a half with the Seattle philanthropist in March along with two other community college leaders. At that time, Gates had expressed interest in how to spread "best practices" from single colleges to community colleges nationwide and followed up with a visit to the Los Altos Hills campus.

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