Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Breaking Through the Barriers to Postsecondary Education

This week, the foundation unveiled a suite of grants that will help address some of the sector’s seemingly intractable problems: skyrocketing tuition, persistently low completion rates, continued budget cuts and diminished seat capacity. Totaling $9 million, these grants support a range of options to earn a credential with value in the labor market without incurring significant debt.

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A Meeting of the Minds: Equity in Public Education

Our education system is failing the most vulnerable in society—children of color who grow up poor. The imbalance and inequities in public education that have existed for too long are still at work in communities of color.

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On the Education of American Workers

How can we provide alternative educational and training programs to help the American worker in this economy?

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What's the Next Big Education Idea?

Breakthrough changes are needed to improve the U.S. educational system.

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Governors Leading on College Completion

Complete College America recently challenged the nation’s governors to improve the postsecondary performance of low income students and students of color by enacting innovative, high-impact reforms in their states.

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