As director of College-Ready Education, Vicki Phillips oversees work to ensure that U.S. high school students graduate ready to succeed, and to improve access to college.
Phillips has committed her career to increasing educational opportunities for young people. Prior to joining the foundation, she was superintendent of Portland Public Schools in Portland, Oregon. Before her move to Oregon, Phillips was secretary of education and chief state school officer for the State of Pennsylvania and served as superintendent of the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, school district. She has worked with the U.S. Office of Education in Washington, D.C., and has been a middle and high school teacher.
June 09, 2015 / Vicki Phillips
New York teacher Vivett Hemans on teaching literacy with the common core
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June 03, 2015 / Vicki Phillips
Kathy Suk leads a collaborative professional learning community for aspiring teachers.
We asked 4,600 teachers how they use digital tools. Here's what they told us.
May 19, 2015 / Vicki Phillips
Founders and co-directors of the Children’s Innovation Project, Melissa Butler and Jeremy Boyle find ways for children to innovate by approaching technology.
May 18, 2015 / Vicki Phillips
Illinois teacher Christopher Bronke emphasizes teacher collaboration and innovation.
"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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