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Topics / College-Ready Education (U.S.)

The foundation has set an ambitious goal in K-12 education: to graduate all students college-ready. Currently, only a third of students graduate on-time with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed beyond high school. Together with our partners, we are working to provide all students—especially low-income and minority students—with the opportunity to realize their full potential.

Learn more below and visit the program page for more details about our work in this area.

Supporting all Teachers in Becoming Literacy Teachers

LDC helps make sure all teachers have the materials they need to teacher literacy in their discipline.

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Focus on Teachers: William Anderson on Common Core Instruction

Denver teacher William Anderson incorporates the Common Core State Standards into curriculum and helping students to think critically about learning in the world around them.

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Strengthening the Bridge between K-12 and Higher Ed

How we're working to bridge K-12 and higher education to ensure that students can smoothly transition.

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At a Chicago Charter, Personalized Learning is Intrinsic

Classrooms at the Intrinsic Schools Belmont Campus in Chicago don’t look anything like a regular classroom. No desks lined up in cemetery-style rows, no teacher standing up in front delivering 50-minutes of top-down instruction aimed at an average level of skill and ability.

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Professional Learning: Bringing it Back Home

The Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching (ECET2) convening reaches the heart of Appalachian Ohio.

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