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Allan Golston

Title President, United States Program
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Allan C. Golston, president of the United States Program, leads the foundation’s efforts to ensure that all students receive a high-quality education that leads to success in college and their career. He oversees the U.S. Program’s major areas of investment—Education, Pacific Northwest, Special Initiatives, and Advocacy.

Golston’s professional background is in finance, health care, and education. He holds an MBA from Seattle University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Colorado. He is an active community volunteer and serves on the boards of a number of regional and national organizations

Posts By Allan Golston

Connecting Our Classrooms

A new report from EducationSuperHighway shows that more than 21 million students still don’t have the minimum connectivity needed for digital learning. We should ensure that our states do everything they can to give our teachers and students the tools and technology they need to bring the sense of possibility into our classrooms.

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5 Takeaways from Our First U.S. Education Learning Forum

Five takeaways from our first U.S. Education Learning Forum

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Celebrating Vicki

A celebration of Vicki's contributions

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Thanks for helping teachers start the school year right

Thanks to your support, more than 10,000 classrooms have the resources they need to start the school year on the right foot.

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We never left the classroom—it just got bigger

Former teachers share the impact teaching had on their lives, and discuss the teachers who shaped them.

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