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.
September 11, 2014 / Vicki Phillips
Teacher leader, Ryan Jones, uses the Literacy Design Collaborative tools to increase students' understanding of World History.
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September 04, 2014 / Vicki Phillips
Memphis is becoming known as Teacher Town, USA.
September 02, 2014 / Vicki Phillips
Teachers are partnering with each other to design assignments and lesson plans aligned to the Common Core.
August 28, 2014 / Vicki Phillips
How teachers are co-designing new technology tools to enhance collaboration and expand learning opportunities for students.
August 26, 2014 / Vicki Phillips
Vicki Phillips on how teachers are helping define what they need and contribute to classroom solutions.
"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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