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.
January 06, 2015 / Vicki Phillips
The power of the connection starts with setting high expectations and important goals— when adults tell kids: “I respect you enough to push you.”
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December 11, 2014 / Vicki Phillips
Catching up with teacher-leader Aaron Kaswell who is implementing personalized learning in his Brooklyn classroom.
December 10, 2014 / Vicki Phillips
It’s time we started listening more closely to what teachers want, and trust the teachers.
November 20, 2014 / Vicki Phillips
How science Teacher Brian Johnson and the Summit Denali School Team are helping students manage their own learning.
November 16, 2014 / Vicki Phillips
How teachers are finding new ways to meet each individual student’s needs, skills, and interests.
"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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